Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What statement does Bill Bradley make about race relations in the US?

2. How does Hami Bhabha describe the "twilight"?

3. What particular case is Bill Bradley upset about?

4. How does Betye Saar describe the look of the sky that night when the riots began?

5. According to Hami Bhabha, what are the people trying to understand?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Reginald Denny beautifully describes how he is able to see beauty in the midst of all the ugliness around him. Considering that he was painfully involved in the trials, it is very remarkable that he should behave and react that way after everything that happened. What does Denny have that the others don't, which makes him react and cope this way? Is his form of coping a sign of submission, acceptance, or of moving on? Is it healthy and is it ideal? Are there any lessons in Denny's story that can be considered a best practice by others?

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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