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. What were Rosa Parks and the other blacks called who rode buses to fight racism?

2. Why does Gruwell feel guilty when she drives students home if they stay late after school?

3. Who publishes the Freedom Writer's diaries?

4. What do the students do when they walk down the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in the spring of 1997?

5. What do the Freedom Writers do after their first year in college?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Gruwell spend the summer of 1996?

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

3. What does the prom queen write about her life?

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

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

6. Why does a student feel that "National Spokesperson for the Plight of Black People" is stamped on her forehead?

7. When they are in Washington, D.C., what do some students do when they see swastikas?

8. Why are little kids bad in the projects?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In Diary 119, a student asks journalist Peter Maass how he can "simply sit and watch people die." Write about Mr. Maass's answer. Do you agree with his answer? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

The fall semester of 1996, a student says that America is at war. Is America at war? Why or why not? What examples are provided in the book? Why do students at Wilson High School say that America is at war? Who are the combatants if America is at war?

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