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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How old is Zlata when she speaks to the students?
(a) Fifteen.
(b) Nineteen.
(c) Twelve.
(d) Twenty-one.

2. Who are the "Dream Team Moms"?
(a) Mothers of the basketball players.
(b) Mothers who adopt the class as their kids.
(c) Mothers who bake cookies for teachers.
(d) Mothers of the football players.

3. Why does one student apologize in Diary 50?
(a) Because the student is an alcoholic.
(b) Because the student has a fight with a best friend.
(c) Because the student shoplifts.
(d) Because the student is taking crystal meth.

4. Who is the teacher of the students at Wilson High School?
(a) Anne Frank.
(b) Elise Gonzalez.
(c) Emilie Gridwell.
(d) Erin Gruwell.

5. What are Zlata and one of the students both wearing when they meet?
(a) Abercrombie & Fitch jeans.
(b) Aeropostale Ts.
(c) Doc Martens.
(d) Gap sweatshirts.

Short Answer Questions

1. What event does Gruwell say puts some teachers at Wilson High over the edge?

2. What does Zlata hope the Freedom Writers Diary will do?

3. How difficult is it for a student at Wilson to buy a gun?

4. What does one student do during a "three-week vacation" from school the spring of the freshman year?

5. What is the perfect Cinderella story for one student?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who is Peter Maass?

2. What magical event occurs at the Lincoln Memorial?

3. Why does a student feel that "National Spokesperson for the Plight of Black People" is stamped on her forehead?

4. Because of the Read-a-Thon for Tolerance, why is Zlata invited to speak to the class?

5. Why is a student acting as receptionist in the classroom by Chapter VII?

6. Why does a student refer to choices s/he is making as if the student is a traveler in Frost's poem "The Road Not Taken"?

7. When they are in Washington, D.C., what do some students do when they see swastikas?

8. Why is Gruwell stereotyped by some of the other teachers?

9. Who is a prisoner who writes the Freedom Writers from West Virginia?

10. Since Europe is over a year away, what takes precedence in Gruwell's plans after graduation?

(see the answer keys)

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