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

3. What was not the same since the war started according to Filipovich on September 20, 1992?

4. What color of berets were the men wearing at the UN peace force command?

5. Where did a shell fall on May 7, 1992?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did FIlipovic and her father react when the marketplace was shelled and Filipovic's mother was nearby?

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

3. Why did Filipovic want to see Mirna on May 13?

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

5. What did Filipovic think about the kitten Cici?

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

7. What did Filipovic discuss as she walked across the bridge and around the post office on September 20, 1992?

8. What did Filipovic and her friends do when they visited Jahorina?

9. According to Filipovic's entry dated October 4, 1992, describe Mirna.

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In an entry dated November 19, 1992, Filipovic discussed the "kids" and the politics that was tearing the country of Bosnia apart.

Part 1) Who were the "kids"? Why did Filipovic use "kids" to describe them?

Part 2) Explain Filipovic's view on politics. How did she explain the political situation concerning her friends?

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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