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. How did Filipovich walk through the streets of Sarajevo?

2. What was Filipovic's class going to attend at Skenderija Hall?

3. What was Silva Rizvanbegovic's occupation?

4. Where did mommy's Braco go?

5. What was destroyed by a shell on June 14, 1992?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why did Filipovic visit Martina and Matea's room on April 19, 1993?

2. Describe the violence in Sarajevo as described by Filipovic in March of 1992.

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

4. What two pieces of bad news did Filipovic reveal on June 26, 1993?

5. How did schools finish the year in May of 1992?

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

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

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

9. What were Filipovic's feelings on politics?

10. What did Nedo do in Split?

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

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?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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