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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 seems to be surrounded by a kind of magic brought about by the respect people have for members of the police force.
(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.

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

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

4. How much fine does Julio Menjivar have to pay as a result of his arrest?
(a) $350.
(b) $150.
(c) $250.
(d) $500.

5. How does Angela King react whenever she talks about the beating of her nephew and of his condition?
(a) She curses all the policemen in the world.
(b) She cries.
(c) She does not show any emotion.
(d) She raises her voice in anger.

6. 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) Five o'clock in the afternoon.
(b) Four o'clock in the afternoon.
(c) Six o'clock in the afternoon.
(d) Eight o'clock the following morning.

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

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

9. According to Big Al, what could Denny have been trying to do by driving his truck down a residential street?
(a) Intimidating the neighborhood.
(b) Showing off his truck.
(c) He was looking for someone to beat.
(d) Making friends with his neighbors.

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

11. How does Rudy Salas, Sr. refer to his feelings of racism?
(a) Fanaticism.
(b) Insanity.
(c) Epiphany.
(d) Fantasy.

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

13. 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 quickly helped them, which prevented their store from being looted.
(c) There were no police to be found when the looting of their applicance store started.
(d) The police asked for money before assisting them.

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

15. 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) Koreans never tried to get to know the people that came into the stores.
(c) Blacks were not allowed inside the stores.
(d) Koreans were really a snob race.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. According to Mrs. Park, how do the police come to know Mr. Park in the Compton area?

3. What incident does Big Al describe in which he realizes that the conditions in which he lives are so dangerous that everyone must be qualified to carry firearms?

4. What assurance does Walter Park hold on to, despite the fact that his wife is not expressive?

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

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