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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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 upper body control holds which the LAPD used in the past.
(c) These are the techniques in using a police baton effectively.
(d) It is a slang for choking a subject to death.

3. According to the Anonymous Man, what has changed between older and younger gang members?
(a) Younger gang members have become louder, and tend to attract more attention than older gang members.
(b) Older gang members respected their elders, but such respect has disappeared among younger 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.

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

5. What statement does Sergeant Duke give about the importance of choke holds?
(a) These need to be regularly updated, perhaps via a biannual workshop among the workforce.
(b) It was just proper that it was banned from being used.
(c) It should never have been invented in the first place.
(d) Since chokeholds became forbidden, there will be an increase in lawsuits because police officers will instead be using their batons.

6. Why does Josie Morales' husband want to go inside and stop watching?
(a) He was afraid that Rodney King might call to them for help.
(b) He was afraid that they might be seen and be involved.
(c) He was afraid to watch because he grew up in Mexico where police abuse is prevalent.
(d) He was afraid that they will be asked to testify in the trial.

7. What does Gil Garcetti believe in when it comes to jurors and their participation in trials?
(a) Ordinary civilians should not be tasked with matters of the law.
(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) The judiciary system has to be changed to give less power to jurors and more to judges and district attorneys.

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

9. To what movie does the anonymous Hollywood agent compare the scene he sees in the garage with many people running?
(a) The Day After Tomorrow.
(b) Terminator 2.
(c) Godzilla.
(d) Independence Day.

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

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

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

13. What assurance does Walter Park hold on to, despite the fact that his wife is not expressive?
(a) Their home cannot be touched by the rioters.
(b) She will never leave him for another man.
(c) She loves him even though she does not express it well.
(d) They have a life insurance policy.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Reginald Denny, why do people become upset whenever he gets his truck off the freeway?

2. According to Cornel West, what difference do black men have over black women, which therefore makes them heroes?

3. In what state is Walter Park in while he is being interviewed?

4. Where does Salas' father's hatred of gringos stem from?

5. What does Denny plan to put up in his own house someday to remember the people who have saved him?

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