The Revolt of the Cockroach People Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. Who donates ten thousand dollars to the Chicano Group?

2. Whom does Brown think will now win the elections?

3. What does Mickey say was happening when he woke up?

4. What is the name of the bar Manny owns?

5. What does Brown say he considers as part of his cultural heritage?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Brown say inspired him to practice criminal law?

2. What does Brown arrange at the coroner's office?

3. Describe the demonstration.

4. What agreement does Brown make with Gilbert in this section?

5. What does the group find when they walk into the parking lot?

6. How does the author describe the area surrounding St. Basil's church?

7. What problems do the Chicano Militants have at the beginning of Chapter 5?

8. Why does the court issue a restraining order against the East LA Thirteen?

9. What problems does Bobby Kennedy's death cause the Chicano militants?

10. What does Mickey De Silva say he remembers about the night Robert supposedly hanged himself?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Look at the generation gap between the younger and the older characters. What different experiences do both generations go through? What problems is the generation gap causing the characters? Is the generational gap expressed in the book particularly wide during this time, or is a wide generational gap common to all ages?

Essay Topic 2

Who were the Chicano militant leaders? What were their role in the Chicano Movement? How does Acosta represent each one in the book? How do these representations contribute to the book's overall meaning?

Essay Topic 3

How does Acosta present himself in the book? Why does he present himself in this way? Is it an accurate representation?

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