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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Who are the "curious people"?
(a) They are the bag ladies loitering the streets of Los Angeles.
(b) They are the old ladies in the neighborhood of Los Angeles, who tend to pry in all the happenings around them.
(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.

3. According to Mrs. Park, how long ago does Mr. Park come to the United States?
(a) 8 years ago.
(b) 18 years ago.
(c) 30 years ago.
(d) 28 years ago.

4. What statement does Haywood make about the women he sees in the riots and the fire?
(a) He has never seen such hostility in females as he saw that day.
(b) He saw how gentle the female species were.
(c) He felt an urgent need to protect the women he saw.
(d) They all looked frail and fragile and it was unfortunate that they were caught up in the riots.

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

6. According to Mike Davis, what does the gang truce signify?
(a) That the youth of today value their parents very much.
(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 are intelligent human beings who think about society.

7. How much does Michael Zinzun get from the trial in which the city is ordered to pay him?
(a) $12 million.
(b) $3 million.
(c) $1.2 million.
(d) $2.1 million.

8. Who arrives at the scene of the looting, and also eventually harms Julio Menjivar?
(a) The Crime Scene Investigation Unit.
(b) The National Guard.
(c) The Los Angeles Police.
(d) The Federal Bureau of Investigation.

9. What time does Tom Bradley and his staff plan to go to the media to issue a statement on their reaction to the verdict?
(a) Six o'clock in the afternoon.
(b) Eight o'clock the following morning.
(c) Four o'clock in the afternoon.
(d) Five o'clock in the afternoon.

10. 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.

11. According to the Anonymous Man, what has changed between older and younger gang members?
(a) Older gang members respected their elders, but such respect has disappeared among younger members.
(b) Younger gang members have become louder, and tend to attract more attention than older gang members.
(c) Older gang members are great conversationalists, while this skill is lost on younger gang members.
(d) Younger members have become much more aggressive than the older gang members.

12. What reassurance does the police officer give to the jurors on the bus whom he is escorting to the courthouse?
(a) There is no need to worry if people threw rocks and bottles because the windows of the bus were bulletproof.
(b) The people gathered in front of the courthouse did not care about the jurors, and therefore did not notice them.
(c) People don't recognize them anyway and that the commotion was very much a normal one.
(d) Everything will be forgotten in a week, so jurors should better come up with a verdict then.

13. Why does Evers go to the hospital immediately after she walks home from work?
(a) She was shot and she was worried about the baby in her womb.
(b) She wanted to visit a friend who had been shot.
(c) She forgot that it was time for her prenatal checkup.
(d) She just wanted to see how many have been wounded from the riots.

14. What do the doctors at the hospital tell Evers?
(a) The baby will have a sustained sickness from the bullet.
(b) The baby will be deaf because of the loud shot it heard.
(c) The baby cannot live longer than seven days.
(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) The police ignored them because they were playing a game of poker.
(b) The police asked for money before assisting them.
(c) There were no police to be found when the looting of their applicance store started.
(d) The police quickly helped them, which prevented their store from being looted.

Short Answer Questions

1. What statement does Sergeant Duke give about the importance of choke holds?

2. According to Chris Oh, how is his father shot, based on the story he hears?

3. Why does Josie Morales keep watching the beating of Rodney King from her apartment?

4. What reason does Katie Miller give to explain why Korean stores are burned in black neighborhoods?

5. How does Angela King react whenever she talks about the beating of her nephew and of his condition?

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