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

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

Filipovic took school seriously and often complained when school was not in session. When school was canceled due to the war, Filipovic searched for ways to continue her education despite the war that continued.

Part 1) How did Filipovic learn when school was not in session?

Part 2) What was Filipovic's favorite subject in school?

Part 3) Who often visited Filipovic's house to teach when school was closed due to the dangers in the streets of Sarajevo?

Essay Topic 3

Journalists from around the world began visiting Filipovic on a consistent basis in July of 1993.

Part 1) What role did the journalists play in getting the story of the people of Sarajevo to the world? Did the journalists convince world leaders to get involved in the peacekeeping mission?

Part 2) Explain the role of ABC News. Why were they important to Filipovic and her story?

Part 3) Explain the role of Alexandra and other French journalists.

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