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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. Why do the students have a particular place they want to visit after walking down the steps of the Lincoln Memorial?
(a) They know they may never return to Washington, D.C.
(b) That is where their journey began.
(c) They always wanted to travel abroard.
(d) They want to see the national library.
2. Why does Gruwell feel guilty when she drives students home if they stay late after school?
(a) She feels bad that the students have to help with lesson plans.
(b) Where the students live is very unsafe compared to Gruwell's neighborhood.
(c) She feels bad to keep them at school so late.
(d) She feels bad that she cannot take the students to school also.
3. How does Cheryl Best inspire a student?
(a) The student realizes that college is possible for him/her.
(b) The student realizes s/he can go to medical school also.
(c) The student realizes that hard work makes up for a poor background.
(d) The student realizes you do not need a father figure to do well.
4. How do the Freedom Writers hone their writing craft?
(a) Gruwell and other teachers work with them one-on-one.
(b) They hire tutors.
(c) The school board brings in tutors.
(d) They create a college course.
5. In Chapter V, to where does a student take a road trip with her friends?
(a) Las Vegas.
(b) San Francisco.
(c) Los Angeles.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does a student say after not taking the opportunity to sing to Jopie and Lies?
2. Why doesn't Gruwell cheer when students get excited about making another trip after touring the Lincoln Memorial?
3. Why is one student not excited about making a book of events from their lives?
4. Where do the Freedom Writers mentor students?
5. Why is a student asking the question, "To sign or not to sign"?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does a student have trouble editing a story about an abortion?
2. Why is getting kicked off the basketball team eventually a positive thing for Joan?
3. Why does the character Celie in "The Color Purple" remind a student about her Uncle Joe?
4. What do the Freedom Writers want readers of their book to do?
5. Why does reading "Catcher in the Rye" make a student begin to think about the consequences of suicide?
6. Why does a student mention that her/his mother said that "Silence gets you nowhere in life"?
7. Why does a student feel that "National Spokesperson for the Plight of Black People" is stamped on her forehead?
8. Why does a student write that she is a loving girl and mention that she cries when she read "The Color Purple"?
9. In Diary 103, how many girls does the student know that go to college?
10. Why it Christmas Eve so difficult for the student who writes Diary 113?
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