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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. 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) They all looked frail and fragile and it was unfortunate that they were caught up in the riots.
(c) He saw how gentle the female species were.
(d) He felt an urgent need to protect the women he saw.

3. There was once a demonstration of 850 people, including Spanish and white people. What is the event that precedes the demonstration?
(a) Allison's speech.
(b) The general assembly of the Mothers ROC.
(c) The general assembly of the police in the area.
(d) Tiny's funeral.

4. According to Cornel West, why do gunfighters become heroes?
(a) Because of their experience in fighting.
(b) Because of the number of people they have killed.
(c) Because of their guns, and being a gunfighter is equated to being tough.
(d) Because gunfighters usually have high moral standards.

5. How does Joe Viola describe the way he felt when he was caught in the riots?
(a) He suddenly cried and couldn't stop himself from crying.
(b) He was terrified for the first time in his life.
(c) He suddenly felt heroic and wanted to protect the women and children he saw.
(d) He had never known riots could be so exciting.

6. What statement does Sergeant Charles Duke give about Officer Powell's use of his police baton?
(a) The police baton Officer Powell was using was substandard and therefore offered no force.
(b) Officer Powell shouldn't have been allowed to use the police baton at all.
(c) Officer Powell was not using his polce baton effectively.
(d) Officer Powell is an expert at the use of police baton.

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

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

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

10. 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) Ordinary civilians should not be tasked with matters of the law.
(c) The judiciary system has to be changed to give less power to jurors and more to judges and district attorneys.
(d) Most jurors do not take their duties seriously and that their participation in trials be limited to those of observers.

11. Who are the "curious people"?
(a) They are the kids of Los Angeles who have an overwhelming curiosity about everything around them.
(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 bag ladies loitering the streets of Los Angeles.

12. What is "a badge of courage" as referred to in the story?
(a) It refers to the FBI badge.
(b) It refers to the fire department badge.
(c) It refers to the CSI badge.
(d) It refers to the police badge.

13. What is Proposition F?
(a) A policy prohibiting riots to take place on weekdays.
(b) A legislation which aims to appoint African-Americans as chief of police.
(c) A resolution preventing African-Americans from driving luxury cars.
(d) An effort to limit the police chief's term to five years.

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

15. What statement does Tom Bradley eventually make when the verdict is announced?
(a) Support for the verdict and the jurors.
(b) He suddenly changed his mind and chose not to give any statement.
(c) Outrage at the verdict, but he discouraged violence.
(d) He said that the judicial system once again worked.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Mike Davis describe the gang truce he has witnessed?

2. What effect does his encounter with the police officers in 1942 have on Salas?

3. On the day of the verdict, how many versions does Tom Bradley prepare for his statement to the press?

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

5. According to Chris Oh, what happens at the time Walter Park is shot?

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