Zlata's Diary: A Child's Life in Sarajevo Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Zlata Filipović
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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 was destroyed by a shell on June 14, 1992?

2. What building did Filipovic's dad take a picture of as it was burning?

3. What did Filipovich treat herself to on July 2, 1992?

4. Where did Filipovich spend most days in July 1992?

5. Who went to a Guns and Roses concert in Budapest?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did Filipovic describe her life on June 29, 1992?

2. How were Filipovic's mother and father trying to reach Srdjan, who was stranded in Dubrovnik?

3. Where did Filipovic and her friends spend their holidays?

4. What was "war" according to Filipovic?

5. Why was Filipovic sad on November 25, 1992?

6. How did the Filipovics find their apartment when a shell fell nearby?

7. Describe Filipovic's grandparents reaction to see her four months after the war started.

8. What did Filipovic think about the kitten Cici?

9. What did a UN Humanitarian Aid package contain?

10. What were Filipovic's feelings on summer school in August of 1992?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Filipovic describes the war in her diary using capital letters to describe the feelings he had on May 13 and 27 and June 29 and December 28 of 1992.

Part 1) Why did Filipovic use capital letters in some of her journal entry?

Part 2) What words did she use to describe the events?

Part 3) Why do you believe Filipovic chose the words she used?

Essay Topic 2

Zlata's Filipovic's diary nicknamed "Mimmy" was published as a child's diary focused on the war in Sarajevo. The diary was published during UNICEF week. Compare Zlata's Diary and The Diary of Anne Frank.

Part 1) How are the diaries similar?

Part 2) How are the diaries different?

Part 3) Filipovic suggested in a diary entry dated August 2, 1993 that she did not want to suffer the same fate as Anne Frank. What did she mean by that statement?

Essay Topic 3

On October 13, 1993, Filipovic received a letter from Oga. The letter discussed memories of pre-war life. Compare Oga's letter with Filipovic's first diary entries beginning with September 2, 1991 to October 13, 1991.

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