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. Who was President of the Soros Foundation in Sarajevo?

2. Who was the woman who helped at Filipovich's home when her mom was not feeling well?

3. What group did Zlata get moved up to in tennis?

4. What movie did Filipovich's class go see at the cinema?

5. What were the only days when neighbors relaxed, spent time together, and cheered up?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did Filipovic think people in the streets reacted to being in a war zone?

2. Who was the war hardest on according to Auntie Ivanka?

3. Why was Filipovic upset on October 19, 1991?

4. Why did Filipovic's father come back from Zenica upset?

5. Describe Filipovic's responsibilities during her mother's illness in February of 1992.

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

7. Describe life in the cellar during the shelling and shooting in Sarajevo.

8. Why was Filipovic's mother upset on May 13, 1992?

9. Describe Filipovic's parents property in Crnotina.

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Filipovic lived a typical childhood until the shells began to fall and the gunfire started. Compare Filipovic's pre-war life with her post-war life discussed in the entry dated December 1993.

Essay Topic 3

Throughout Zlata's Diary: A Child's Life in Wartime Sarajevo, Filipovic wrote about the constant loss of electric and gas. She also discussed how the people coped.

Part 1) How did Filipovic suggest people coped with no gas or electricity over extended periods of time?

Part 2) Explain how the process of staying warm and getting ready for winter despite the lack of gas or electricity. What problems did people face because of the process to prepare?

Part 3) Describe how Filipovic continued to read, write, and learn despite interruptions in gas and electric service.

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