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 Filipovic's father power the radio after the battery died?

2. Who was a refugee from Grbavica and left everything behind?

3. What day of the week did Mirna plan on visiting at Filipovic's house?

4. What did Filipovich and her family put over the windows after they were blown out by a shell that exploded near the house?

5. What Muslim religious holiday is celebrated on April 4th?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How did the Filipovics find their apartment when a shell fell nearby?

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

4. What were Filipovic's feelings on politics?

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

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

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

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

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

10. What was "war" according to Filipovic?

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

Filipovic discussed that "life was disappearing" in an entry dated March 19, 1993.

Part 1) What did Filipovic mean by the statement that "life was disappearing"?

Part 2) What examples did Filipovic give to back up her statement?

Essay Topic 3

War is a horrible event to live through. The constant shelling, gunfire, and fearing for your life becomes part of everyday life.

Part 1) Explain Filipovic's change in morale from when the war started and as the war continued.

Part 2) Describe the effects war had on Filipovic's immediate and distant family.

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