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Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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 ignored them because they were playing a game of poker.
(c) The police asked for money before assisting them.
(d) The police quickly helped them, which prevented their store from being looted.

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

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

4. What reason does Katie Miller give to explain why Korean stores are burned in black neighborhoods?
(a) The prices in the stores were higher for blacks than for Koreans.
(b) Blacks were not allowed inside the stores.
(c) Koreans never tried to get to know the people that came into the stores.
(d) Koreans were really a snob race.

5. What effect does being a policeman have inside a courtroom?
(a) He seems to be surrounded by a kind of magic brought about by the respect people have for members of the police force.
(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 always brings about riot in the courtroom because of the passionate feelings the public has towards policemen in general.

6. According to Chris Oh, how is his father shot, based on the story he hears?
(a) From a distance.
(b) From the back of the car.
(c) At close range, execution style.
(d) By a sniper from the building near his father's car.

7. While driving downtown, what incident does Stanley K. Sheinbaum cite as a premonition of bad things to come?
(a) He saw a billboard that says "Stop, turn around."
(b) He saw a black BMW driven by an African-American woman, who had a hammer in her hand.
(c) A black cat crossed the road.
(d) A bucket of paint from a very tall building fell on the road, splashing red paint which looked like blood.

8. 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 were forced to make friends only with the other races, and forbidden to mingle with blacks.
(c) That they grew up thinking the other races were enemies.
(d) That they were not raised in a racist way.

9. What does the video show at the beginning of the riots?
(a) Several men beating Reginald Denny, as well as some women taking pictures of the beating.
(b) Rodney King exchanging a few angry words with the policemen.
(c) Several women fleeing the scene, leaving their cameras in the process.
(d) Several policemen talking to themselves, apparently discussing their strategy.

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

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

12. What comment does Jason Sanford usually get from the police about his looks?
(a) He has not received any comment from the police about his looks.
(b) That his looks will always lead him into trouble.
(c) That he looked so young for his age.
(d) That he looked like a responsible all-American white boy.

13. 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) Stephen did not tell his father right away.
(d) He wrote to all the major dailies to tell them of the abuse.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Michael Zinzun come to be blind in one eye?

2. What statement does the anonymous juror from Simi Valley make about his involvement in the Rodney King trial?

3. What statement does Garcetti make about the credibility of police officers?

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

5. According to Cornel West, why do gunfighters become heroes?

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