The Freedom Writers Diary Test | Final Test - Hard

Freedom Writers
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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. Why is the Guess? Company sponsoring a trip for some of the Freedom Writers?

2. One student has never been on a Freedom Writers trip before. Why does the student get to go to D.C.?

3. Who challenges the Freedom Writers to not just talk, but "to walk the walk"?

4. What award do the students receive from the American Jewish Committee?

5. Who helps Gruwell get permission to teach the seniors?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is getting kicked off the basketball team eventually a positive thing for Joan?

2. Why is Gruwell scared sometimes when she drives students home?

3. Who is Peter Maass?

4. How does Gruwell spend the summer of 1996?

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

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

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

8. Why is it so unusual that the Freedom Writers win the Spirit of Anne Frank Award?

9. Why does a student have trouble editing a story about an abortion?

10. Why it Christmas Eve so difficult for the student who writes Diary 113?

Essay Topics

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

What comparisons can be made between Zlata and the Freedom Writers? How are Zlata and the Freedom Writers subjected to things that can make them victims? Why don't Zlata and the Freedom Writers become victims? How does writing help all of them? Provide examples from the foreword and the book.

Essay Topic 3

What does it mean "World peace is only a dream because people won't allow themselves and others around them to simply be peanuts"? Explain the meaning of the phrase, and why a student compares people to peanuts. How do peanuts compare to people? What happens if people are allowed to be peanuts? What does people living in harmony have to do with the appearance of peanuts?

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