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

2. According to Jason Sanford, who are "they"?
(a) He says that "they" represent a combination of many things for him.
(b) "They" are the Mexicans, Chinese and blacks that populate his neighborhood.
(c) He does not give an explanation as to who "they" are.
(d) "They" are the cops of Los Angeles.

3. 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."

4. In what language does Chung Lee tell his story?
(a) Korean.
(b) English.
(c) Japanese.
(d) Mandarin Chinese.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What statement does Allison make about the police and their style when it comes to killings?

2. According to Katie Miller, who does the looting in the Korean stores?

3. What is "a badge of courage" as referred to in the story?

4. What particular incident makes Viola go into shock?

5. How does Rudy Salas, Sr. refer to his feelings of racism?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the changes that took place in the Beverly Hills Gun Club after the riots.

2. Explain what the "Badge of Courage" is and its relevance in the Rodney King story.

3. Describe why Harland W. Braun was reluctant to take on the case of defending Theodore Briseno, a defendant in the Rodney King trial.

4. How does Otis Chandler look at money as an instrument for change?

5. Describe Dean Gilmour's investigations on the deaths that occurred at the time of the riots. What are the results of his investigations?

6. How does Mrs. Park describe her behavior during her husband's ordeal?

7. How does Mike Davis describe the changes he has seen in California since his childhood? How are these changes connected to the youth in general?

8. Describe Betye Saar's impression of the events on the day of the verdict.

9. Describe the way Reginald Denny feels about everything that happened to him. What does he remember the most about all of his ordeals?

10. What does "lightning but no rain" refer to?

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