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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. Where did John Sloan’s grandparents immigrate to America from?
2. At what time did the author describe leaving Juvenile Hall after the writing class in Part 1, Chapter 5?
3. What was John Sloan’s father’s profession?
4. George Trevino is described by the author as a foster kid or what, in Part 1, Chapter 6?
5. At the terminus of what street does the narrator describe a guard shack overlooking Central lockup’s drive-in entrance in “Intake”?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does the author describe Judge Dorn’s impressions on those within the California Juvenile Justice system in Part 1, Chapter 4?
2. What was Roosevelt Dorn’s history prior to his appointment in Inglewood? How did this history influence him as a judge?
3. What was the judge’s decision regarding George Trevino’s “fitness”? Why did the judge reach this decision?
4. How is Roland Duncan’s behavior characterized when he returned from court in Part 1, Chapter 3?
5. What were Peggy Beckstrand’s feelings about the Roland Duncan case, as described by the author in Part 1, Chapter 3?
6. How does the author describe the DA’s case as revealed in the Duncan trial in Part 1, Chapter 8?
7. How does the author describe Geri Vance’s home life growing up in Part 1, Chapter 4?
8. For what crime was Carla James charged in Part 1, Chapter 2? How is Carla characterized by the author?
9. What led to Judge Dorn’s “media celebrity” that occurred in Part 1, Chapter 7?
10. How is Elias Elizondo described? What is revealed in Elias’s poem from “Intake”?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Analyze and discuss the statistics of the LA social study on the juvenile justice system in Los Angeles described by the author in the Prologue of Part 1. Has this study been contested since the book was written? Where does the juvenile justice system stand today comparatively? Who conducted this study?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the childhood of Geri Vance and its contribution to Geri’s entrance into the juvenile justice system. Do you think that the criminal justice system should seek to remove children from homes like Geri’s? What are the positive and negative aspects of enacting programs to do such a thing?
Essay Topic 3
Describe and discuss the time period that the book covers. What politicians were in office at this time? What were public feelings about the juvenile justice system in the United States? How has the juvenile justice system changed from the time in which the book was written to today?
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