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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. In Chapter V, what illness runs in a student's family?
2. Why does a student get kicked off the basketball team this senior year?
3. What does a junior student say about her stepfather during the fall semester?
4. What does a student talk about at the diversity seminar?
5. Why do the students and Gruwell have to climb out the window of the school one night?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Gruwell spend the summer of 1996?
2. Why does a student write that she is a loving girl and mention that she cries when she read "The Color Purple"?
3. Why does a student mention that her/his mother said that "Silence gets you nowhere in life"?
4. Why does a student have trouble editing a story about an abortion?
5. What does Gruwell do after the student's graduate?
6. What does the prom queen write about her life?
7. Why it Christmas Eve so difficult for the student who writes Diary 113?
8. Why does the Guess? Company wish to help the students get to New York City to accept an award?
9. Why did a student charge a Coke machine when s/he was young?
10. Since Europe is over a year away, what takes precedence in Gruwell's plans after graduation?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
During the spring semester of 1996, Tommy makes a statement: "They say America is the 'Land of the Free and home of the Brave,' but what's so free about a land where people get killed?" What does Tommy mean by this statement? What examples does he give to demonstrate what he means by this statement? Why does Tommy make this statement? What is he comparing when he makes this statement?
Essay Topic 2
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.
Essay Topic 3
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?
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