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Multiple Choice Questions

1. At the time when the Hollywood agent is dining in one of the Beverly Hills restaurants, what building is burned, which leads to even more fear among the people?
(a) The Beverly Hills Hotel.
(b) The Beverly Center.
(c) The Beverly Stadium.
(d) The Kodak Theater.

2. What comment does Julio Menjivar hear from the police officers who are passing by the looting scene?
(a) A threat about starting a fire in the neighborhood.
(b) An expression of fear.
(c) They said that it was fine that they were destroying their own neighborhood.
(d) A joke about how pleasant it would be if a fire was started.

3. What is the vision in the early 1960s, according to Mike Davis?
(a) Black kids should be given special treatment.
(b) Black kids should be given twice the challenges that white kids endure.
(c) Black kids can be surfers, too.
(d) Black kids should be separated from white kids.

4. How does Elvira Evers describe the looting that goes on after the Rodney King verdict?
(a) Colored people looted only from white-owned stores and vice versa.
(b) Everyone was taking things and was acting as if they were at a carnival.
(c) Everyone united in looting, conspiring to get the most out of the stores.
(d) There wasn't any looting that took place after the verdict.

5. Why does Josie Morales keep watching the beating of Rodney King from her apartment?
(a) She was enjoying the beating of Rodney King.
(b) She was waiting for an opportunity to discuss with her neighbors.
(c) She believes that what the police were doing was a wrong thing and she wanted to be able to testify at the trial.
(d) She was waiting for an opportunity to help Rodney King.

6. How does Stephen, Salas' son, handle his encounter with the policeman in which the policeman put a gun to his head?
(a) He made a complaint about the policeman in the nearest police station.
(b) He told his father about it as soon as he came home.
(c) He wrote to all the major dailies to tell them of the abuse.
(d) Stephen did not tell his father right away.

7. Who are the "curious people"?
(a) They are the bag ladies loitering the streets of Los Angeles.
(b) They are the gangs of Los Angeles whom Stanley K. Sheinbaum had a chance to talk to.
(c) They are the old ladies in the neighborhood of Los Angeles, who tend to pry in all the happenings around them.
(d) They are the kids of Los Angeles who have an overwhelming curiosity about everything around them.

8. Which exclusive store is not frequented by many people because the prices are just too high?
(a) Mariott.
(b) Magnin.
(c) Magnum.
(d) Mignon.

9. How does Richard Kim describe the looting?
(a) It was like witnessing a kangaroo give birth.
(b) It was like being deaf and blind for a few minutes.
(c) It was like going into a war.
(d) Tthere was nothing like it.

10. Why is Josie Morales never called to testify for the trial of Rodney King?
(a) Because she is a woman.
(b) She was told that her testimony contradicted that of another witness, Melanie Singer.
(c) Because she is not all-American.
(d) Because she did come forward and expressed willingness to testify.

11. According to Mike Davis, what does the gang truce signify?
(a) That the youth of today are intelligent human beings who think about society.
(b) That there is a generation that refuses to commit suicide.
(c) That there is still hope among the youth of today.
(d) That the youth of today value their parents very much.

12. What happens when Captain Lane Haywood gets up on the roof to handle the fire better?
(a) It suddenly rains.
(b) He finds himself and his men targets of the gunfire.
(c) The roof collapses and he becomes trapped in the fire.
(d) Some of the rioters stop him from coming down.

13. What effect does his encounter with the police officers in 1942 have on Salas?
(a) A strong hatred for white police officers.
(b) He maintained a community newspaper that printed only stories about policemen.
(c) He founded an organization whose sole aim is to keep track of the movements of the policemen in his community.
(d) A strong admiration for police officers.

14. What statement does Allison make about the police and their style when it comes to killings?
(a) The police don't like killing at all.
(b) She does not say anything about the subject.
(c) The police like to make killings look like drive-by shootings.
(d) The police like to make killings in a very discreet manner.

15. What does Gil Garcetti believe in when it comes to jurors and their participation in trials?
(a) The judiciary system has to be changed to give less power to jurors and more to judges and district attorneys.
(b) 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.
(c) Most jurors do not take their duties seriously and that their participation in trials be limited to those of observers.
(d) Ordinary civilians should not be tasked with matters of the law.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who shoots Walter Park, according to the African-American woman in the car behind him?

2. What do the doctors at the hospital tell Evers?

3. What specific skills is Oh concerned about; one that his father can no longer perform?

4. In what language does Chung Lee tell his story?

5. Why does Josie Morales' husband want to go inside and stop watching?

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