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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What effect does being a policeman have inside a courtroom?
(a) He always brings about riot in the courtroom because of the passionate feelings the public has towards policemen in general.
(b) He makes people stay away from courtrooms.
(c) He silences the crowd inside the courtroom because of the raw power he exudes.
(d) He seems to be surrounded by a kind of magic brought about by the respect people have for members of the police force.

2. Who shoots Walter Park, according to the African-American woman in the car behind him?
(a) A Mexican.
(b) An Asian.
(c) A Korean.
(d) An African-American.

3. On the day of the verdict, how many versions does Tom Bradley prepare for his statement to the press?
(a) Five.
(b) Four.
(c) Six.
(d) Seven.

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

5. While confined in the hospital on morphine, Reginald Denny remembers some characters coming to see him. Who are they?
(a) Oprah Winfrey and Will Smith.
(b) Reverend Jesse Jackson and Arsenio Hall.
(c) Denzel Washington and Lawrence Martin.
(d) Tyra Banks and Eddie Murphy.

6. What statement does Big Al make about the Rodney King beating and the media attention it receives?
(a) It would have been a normal routine procedure if not for the media exposure it received.
(b) The media should not have been involved and the case will go away quietly.
(c) The media did not fairly potray Rodney King as a model black citizen.
(d) There was nothing new about black people being beaten, it was just brought into public view this time.

7. How does Angela King describe their upbringing when it comes to the issue of racism?
(a) That they were raised to only mingle with the blacks, and were forbidden to make friends with any other race.
(b) That they grew up thinking the other races were enemies.
(c) That they were not raised in a racist way.
(d) That they were forced to make friends only with the other races, and forbidden to mingle with blacks.

8. 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 still hope among the youth of today.
(c) That the youth of today value their parents very much.
(d) That there is a generation that refuses to commit suicide.

9. Who is Chung Lee?
(a) The dead man who fell in the tall building.
(b) A passerby who witnessed the beating of Rodney King.
(c) The president of the Korean-American Victims Association.
(d) The chief of police for the Korean community in the area.

10. 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 weakening of the dollar in the international market.
(c) The killing of her nephew, Tiny, in 1991.
(d) The finalization of her divorce with her husband.

11. What theory does the scholar Cornel West give on gangsterism?
(a) Gangsterism is a lousy excuse for unacceptable behavior.
(b) Gangsterism arises from the frontier myth and the myth of the gunfighter in American history.
(c) Gangsterism is overrated in general.
(d) Gangsterism is an ideology created by people who have lost all hope.

12. What specific skills is Oh concerned about; one that his father can no longer perform?
(a) Driving.
(b) Writing.
(c) Reading.
(d) Golfing.

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

14. What do the doctors at the hospital tell Evers?
(a) The baby will have a sustained sickness from the bullet.
(b) The baby cannot live longer than seven days.
(c) The baby will be deaf because of the loud shot it heard.
(d) The baby caught the bullet in her arms, which saved both Evers and the baby.

15. According to Richard Kim, what does his father tell him about the day of the verdict when they went looking for police?
(a) There were no police to be found when the looting of their applicance store started.
(b) The police quickly helped them, which prevented their store from being looted.
(c) The police asked for money before assisting them.
(d) The police ignored them because they were playing a game of poker.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Gil Garcetti believe in when it comes to jurors and their participation in trials?

2. What statement does Haywood make about the women he sees in the riots and the fire?

3. What is the Anonymous Man's belief in shooting a person in broad daylight?

4. What statement does Sergeant Charles Duke give about Officer Powell's use of his police baton?

5. What comment does Jason Sanford usually get from the police about his looks?

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