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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. When did Zlata begin writing her diary?
2. What important lesson does one student learn during her freshman year?
3. How far do two students go to be accepted into a gang and a sorority?
4. What are the students inspired to do after reading the diaries?
5. In the fall of 1995, where is home for a student and his mother who are evicted from their apartment?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does the prom queen write about her life?
2. Why did a student charge a Coke machine when s/he was young?
3. Why does one student decide she is not as in love with her boyfriend as she thought she was?
4. Why is Zlata Filipovic pleased and honored to write a foreword for "The Freedom Writers Diary"?
5. What is tagging?
6. Why is one student out of school for a week or two before beginning the sophomore year?
7. As described in Chapter 1, why does a student get a gun to protect him/herself?
8. Why is Gruwell scared sometimes when she drives students home?
9. Because of the Read-a-Thon for Tolerance, why is Zlata invited to speak to the class?
10. When they are in Washington, D.C., what do some students do when they see swastikas?
Essay Topic 1
Things change for the Freedom Writers from the time they begin classes with Gruwell their freshman year beyond when they graduate from high school. What are some changes students make? What books, people, or events help students to change? List examples from the book of how specific students change and what specific things help the students to change.
Essay Topic 2
In Diary 107, a student compares the students at an elementary school to lotus flowers. Why does the student compare these children to lotus flowers? In what type of environment do lotus flowers grow? How is the environment of a lotus plant similar to the environment the children from the elementary school live in?
Essay Topic 3
In Diary 74, a student's mother tells him/her that "One person can make a difference that can change the world." Why does the student find that statement unbelievable? What are some examples of people the student remembers making great changes? Does the student begin to believe that one person can make a difference that changes the world? Does the student believe that s/he can make that kind of difference or that his/her fellow students can make that type of a difference? Why or why not? Provide examples from the book.
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