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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. Who publishes the Freedom Writer's diaries?
2. A student who wants to be a aeronautical engineer gets to go to _______.
3. Why do the students and Gruwell have to climb out the window of the school one night?
4. Who says, "Little black boys and black girls are able to join hands with little white boys and white girls"?
5. Why doesn't Gruwell cheer when students get excited about making another trip after touring the Lincoln Memorial?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does a student have trouble editing a story about an abortion?
2. Why does a student have to clean his/her mother's blood off the wall?
3. Why does a student mention that her/his mother said that "Silence gets you nowhere in life"?
4. Why is it difficult for Gruwell to get permission to teach the students their senior year?
5. Why does reading "Catcher in the Rye" make a student begin to think about the consequences of suicide?
6. After the students walk down the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, what does someone suggest?
7. Why does a student feel that "National Spokesperson for the Plight of Black People" is stamped on her forehead?
8. Why does the Guess? Company wish to help the students get to New York City to accept an award?
9. Who is Peter Maass?
10. What does Gruwell do after the student's graduate?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Zlata says during her visit that the Bosnian Children become "soldiers" and the soldiers became "children". What does Zlata mean by that statement? What happens to children during a war? How do soldiers behave when trying to achieve their goals? How are the roles reversed?
Essay Topic 2
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 3
During the spring semester of 1996, Gruwell asks, "If you could live an eternity and not change a thing or exist for the blink of an eye and alter everything, what do you choose?" How does Gruwell relate this statement to the students' lives? What does she tell the students they can do? How are the students to seize the moment? Which is better, to live forever and leave the world the same or live for a moment and change everything?
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