Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What statement does Tom Bradley eventually make when the verdict is announced?
2. What theory does the scholar Cornel West give on gangsterism?
3. What action plan do the upper middle class in the Beverly Hills restaurant talk about in relation to the riots?
4. What does Walter Park talk about during the interview?
5. Particularly for Salas, when does he realize that gringos are his enemies?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is a "deadeye"? Is Owen Smet a deadeye? Briefly discuss his collection of guns.
2. Describe the way Reginald Denny feels about everything that happened to him. What does he remember the most about all of his ordeals?
3. Describe Elaine Brown's stand on guns.
4. How does Mrs. Young-soon Han describe the injustices suffered by the Korean immigrants?
5. Explain Cornel West's theory on gangsterism.
6. Describe Maxine Waters' unconventional methods of being heard that caused discomfort in other politicians. What are the results of her efforts?
7. Describe Mrs. Young-soon Han's realizations about the events surrounding the Rodney King trial. Do her feelings towards America change before and after the trial? What changes happen?
8. Describe the Reverend Tom Choi's experience during his ministry at the Westwood Presbyterian Church. What does he discover for himself?
9. Describe Katie Miller's stand on the looting and the looters in general.
10. Describe the sense of mission and community after the Watts riot, as narrated by Otis Chandler. What happens to it eventually? How does it relate to the Rodney King trials?
Racism can be felt by anyone, colored or not. Is there any similarity between the discrimination a white person feels towards a colored one in a situation such as the one claimed by the African-American characters in the book, and vice versa, such as the one Rudy Salas, Jr. claims he receives? What are the similarities and differences between the two kinds of discrimination? Are the effects the same, to the person and to those he or she discriminates against?
Rudy Salas Sr. refers to his feelings of racism as "insanity". Is it really some form of insanity, and if so, what is it? Is it paranoia, dementia, phobia, addiction, mania, depression, or some other type? Doesn't the fact that he can look at it from an objective manner indicate that he is rational about it? Why does he want to call it insanity, then? Is it just a convenient excuse to act the way he does? Are there many others like him in the story? Describe these other characters briefly.
Are Maxine Waters' efforts productive and effective? Is there any significant change that can be attributed to her doings? Would there have been a more effective, efficient way for her to pursue the same principles? Is there anything she did wrong, and what are the best practices that can be cited from her advocacy?
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