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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does Betye Saar describe the look of the sky that night when the riots began?
2. What statement best describes Bill Bradley's stand on the laws of the land?
3. What book does Elaine Brown author?
4. What is Owen Smet's current occupation?
5. Which statement best describes Twilight Bey's feelings?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1Elvira Evers has a very interesting story about how her baby came to be born. How does the book paint Elvira Evers based on the descriptions and the situations cited? Is she religious, bitter, or brave? What can be deduced of Elvira Evers' personality based on the book?
Essay Topic 2Explain 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?
Essay Topic 3The Rodney King story affected the whole nation. Is it something that happened because of the timing, i.e. even if it was not Rodney King there would have been some other event that would have resulted in the same outrage and riots, meaning to imply that society at that time was ripe for a disturbance? Or is it unique to the issue, which would have resulted in the same results even in a different time?
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