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 did Filipovich's father find in the attic?

2. What injury did Filipovic's dad suffer due to carrying heavy amounts of water?

3. Who was going to publish Filipovich's diary?

4. What fan club was Zlata trying to join?

5. Filipovich was once told that what was the most wonderful time of your life?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did Filipovic do at her first music lesson since March on December 28, 1992?

2. Why was Filipovic concerned about going back to school in March of 1993?

3. What did Filipovic say about the homeless in Sarajevo in April of 1993?

4. With the ringing in of the New Year, explain what the people of Sarajevo wanted in 1993?

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

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

7. Filipovic remembered the horrible shelling that took place on May 2, 1992. Describe what she remembered from that horrible day.

8. Describe Nedo's goodbye according to Filipovic.

9. What was "war" according to Filipovic?

10. What did Oga say in a letter about the houses in Jahorina?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

The war was very emotional for Filipovic's mother. Filipovic's mother suffered several illnesses.

Part 1) After her mother became sick, Filipovic had added responsibilities. Discuss Filipovic's additional responsibilities.

Part 2) Filipovic's mother had several friends and family members killed from the shelling and shooting. How did this affect her mother's morale as the war continued.

Essay Topic 2

The weather was cold and snowy in January of 1993. Filipovic began to think about past winters. Her family and friends often went to Crnotina and Mount Jahorina to get away from the city.

Part 1) Describe the winter of 1993. How did it compare to the winters before the war?

Part 2) Discuss Jahorina. What did the children do there?

Part 3) Describe the Filipovic house at Crnotina before the war.

Essay Topic 3

Birthdays and weddings were great celebrations despite the war in Bosnia. Filipovic described several birthday celebrations she attended.

Part 1) How did the birthday parties help the mindset of those living in Bosnia during the war?

Part 2) What type of food was served at the birthday parties?

Part 3) How was Nedo's wedding celebrated by family and friends since he was married in Austria?

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