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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where does Salas' father's hatred of gringos stem from?
(a) From being brainstormed by his wife, who had a bad experience with gringos.
(b) From his childhood, when he was being bullied by gringos in his hometown.
(c) From the fact that gringos are unreasonable people, as he experienced in his encounter with them in Mexico.
(d) From fighting against the gringos when Pershing went after Pancho Villa in Chihuahua.

2. What is the vision in the early 1960s, according to Mike Davis?
(a) Black kids should be given special treatment.
(b) Black kids can be surfers, too.
(c) Black kids should be given twice the challenges that white kids endure.
(d) Black kids should be separated from white kids.

3. How does Elvira Evers describe the looting that goes on after the Rodney King verdict?
(a) Everyone united in looting, conspiring to get the most out of the stores.
(b) Everyone was taking things and was acting as if they were at a carnival.
(c) Colored people looted only from white-owned stores and vice versa.
(d) There wasn't any looting that took place after the verdict.

4. According to Oh, what significant function does the frontal lobe of the brain perform?
(a) It enables a person to distinguish colors.
(b) It lets a person smell.
(c) It is where learning skills and a person's basic characteristics are.
(d) It pumps blood from the heart to the brain.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Joe Viola describe the way he felt when he was caught in the riots?

2. What specific skills is Oh concerned about; one that his father can no longer perform?

3. What is Proposition F?

4. What does the video show at the beginning of the riots?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Josie Morales' participation in the Rodney King story. How does she come to witness the beating and what is her story about it? Describe her efforts in becoming a part of the trial, and describe the results of her efforts.

2. Describe Katie Miller's stand on the looting and the looters in general.

3. Describe John, Murika, and Judith Tur's stories in relation to the beatings. What do they witness and how do they feel about the events they have witnessed?

4. Describe Elaine Young's experience during the riots. Why does she frequent the hotel lounges?

5. What is Bill Bradley's stand on race relations in the United States?

6. Describe the riot which changed Michael Zinzun's life for good. What are the changes brought about by this riot?

7. Explain Salas' feelings of racism, and how it affects his daily life.

8. Describe Maxine Waters' reactions to the riots. What does she do, what statements does she give out, and what is her stand in general?

9. What does "execution style" refer to? How is it significant in the story?

10. Briefly explain Gil Garcetti's theory about the magic that surrounds police officers.

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