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?
Stanley K. Sheinbaum discusses the "premonitions" he has encountered during the day the riots erupted. Are these indicators (premonitions) common among the characters in the story? Do these characters interpret these premonitions in the same way, or does it vary according to race or occupation? Cite specific examples/statements in the story to support the answer.
Has the book made any difference in society and in people's attitude towards the issues touched on by the book? What difference has it made? Is there a better way of presenting the stories other than what was employed in the book?
Explain Big Al's point of view and where his opinions and beliefs are coming from. Is there validity in his opinions? He says that there is nothing new about the Rodney King beating. Is this a sign of bitterness or of acceptance? What stand does he have regarding the Rodney King trials?
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