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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. What program is created to teach tolerance to kids who feel as if they don't fit in?
(a) Celebrating Diversity Through Literature.
(b) Celebrating Diversity Through Sports.
(c) Celebrating Diversity Through the Arts.
(d) Diversity Through Mentoring.
2. When the students are speaking at an elementary school, what icebreaker question brings nearly everyone forward?
(a) "Has anyone seen someone get shot before?"
(b) "Who has had a family member murdered?"
(c) "Who only has one parent?"
(d) "Who has heard of Anne Frank?"
3. Why, a few weeks before graduation, does a student have to give up his dream of attending a prestigious technical school?
(a) He flunks several of his classes.
(b) His mother dies.
(c) He does not get a scholarship.
(d) His father is ill.
4. What does a student talk about at the diversity seminar?
(a) The books the student has read that influence him.
(b) The student's abusive father.
(c) How a best friend died in a gang war.
(d) The gang the student belongs to.
5. What is the prom queen's native country?
Short Answer Questions
1. What does a student's mother do about a teacher who doesn't read black literature?
2. What road less traveled does a student decide to take Senior year?
3. Until the students found the safety of Room 203, what did they see to be a solution to their problems?
4. What is different about rooming arrangements when the Freedom Writers go to New York?
5. Why do the students have a particular place they want to visit after walking down the steps of the Lincoln Memorial?
Short Essay Questions
1. When they are in Washington, D.C., what do some students do when they see swastikas?
2. How does Gruwell spend the summer of 1996?
3. Why does a student feel that "National Spokesperson for the Plight of Black People" is stamped on her forehead?
4. Why does a student write that she is a loving girl and mention that she cries when she read "The Color Purple"?
5. Who is Peter Maass?
6. Why does a student have to clean his/her mother's blood off the wall?
7. What does the prom queen write about her life?
8. Why does a student mention that her/his mother said that "Silence gets you nowhere in life"?
9. What do the Freedom Writers want readers of their book to do?
10. Why is it difficult for Gruwell to get permission to teach the students their senior year?
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