Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 Quiz | Eight Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Here's A Nobody, Magic | Here's A Nobody, Hammer.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Gil Garcetti believe in when it comes to jurors and their participation in trials?
(a) Most jurors take their oath seriously and because the burden of proof in a criminal trial is very high, jurors must carefully examine and consider all evidence in a case.
(b) Most jurors do not take their duties seriously and that their participation in trials be limited to those of observers.
(c) Ordinary civilians should not be tasked with matters of the law.
(d) The judiciary system has to be changed to give less power to jurors and more to judges and district attorneys.

2. What are "choke holds"?
(a) It is a choker worn by a police officer to identify him as an expert in choke methods.
(b) These are the techniques in using a police baton effectively.
(c) These are upper body control holds which the LAPD used in the past.
(d) It is a slang for choking a subject to death.

3. According to Theresa Allison, what event prompts her to start the Mothers Reclaiming Our Children (Mothers ROC) group?
(a) The addiction of one of her sons to drugs.
(b) The finalization of her divorce with her husband.
(c) The weakening of the dollar in the international market.
(d) The killing of her nephew, Tiny, in 1991.

4. According to Jason Sanford, who are "they"?
(a) He does not give an explanation as to who "they" are.
(b) He says that "they" represent a combination of many things for him.
(c) "They" are the Mexicans, Chinese and blacks that populate his neighborhood.
(d) "They" are the cops of Los Angeles.

5. What statement does the anonymous juror from Simi Valley make about his involvement in the Rodney King trial?
(a) His vote was very critical in the verdict and the events that followed the trial.
(b) If he had known what would happen afterwards, he would have sent a note to the judge to say that he could not be on the jury because of what it put him and his family through.
(c) He would have voted differently if he had known what would happen afterwards.
(d) This particular case should have been done in a very private, confidential manner.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Stephen, Salas' son, handle his encounter with the policeman in which the policeman put a gun to his head?

2. What statement does Allison make about the police and their style when it comes to killings?

3. How much does Michael Zinzun get from the trial in which the city is ordered to pay him?

4. Who are the "curious people"?

5. How does Angela King describe their upbringing when it comes to the issue of racism?

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