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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. On what night of the week did the author lead a writing class at Central Juvenile Hall?
2. According to the author in Part 1, Chapter 3, due to the protections of the Juvenile court, Ronald Duncan would be released by what age?
3. What was the name of Carla James’s parole officer in Part 1, Chapter 2?
(a) Edward Humes.
(b) Sharon Stegall.
(c) Geri Vance.
(d) Elias Elizondo.
4. According to the narrator in “Intake,” the new arrivals were taken where at Central lockup when they arrived?
(a) The Old Wing.
(b) The West Wing.
(c) The New Wing.
(d) The North Wing.
5. Geri Vance states in the beginning of Part 1, Chapter4, that his parents’ main income was from selling what?
Short Answer Questions
1. In Elias’s poem from “Intake,” he described turning a Walkman’s motor into what?
2. What was John Sloan’s father’s profession?
3. Ronald Duncan is described as just having come in on what bus in the beginning of Part 1, Chapter 3?
4. What Section of the California Penal Code defines premeditated murder?
5. Who was the attorney representing Ronald Duncan in Part 1, Chapter 8?
Short Essay Questions
1. How were Joseph Gutierrez’s actions perceived by the court in Part 1, Chapter 5?
2. How is Carla James’s family history described in Part 1, Chapter 2? When did Carla’s dad die?
3. What emotions does the author describe as being central within the juvenile justice system in Part 1, Chapter 1?
4. How does the author describe the DA’s case as revealed in the Duncan trial in Part 1, Chapter 8?
5. How is Richard “Shorty” Perez described in “Intake”? What was Perez charged with?
6. What led to George Trevino’s decision to join a street gang, according to the author in Part 1, Chapter 6? How did this lead to his arrest?
7. What led to Geri Vance’s entrance into “the system” in his youth? How did his prior record affect his chances in court in Part 1, Chapter 4?
8. What courtroom does the author describe as the central setting for the narrative in Part 1, Chapter 1? How is this setting described by Peggy Beckstrand?
9. How does the author describe “status offenses” in Part 1, Chapter 2? What is Humes’s opinion of status offenses?
10. How is Judge Roosevelt Dorn described in Part 1, Chapter 1? What was Beckstrand’s impression of Dorn?
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