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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What issues does Maxine Waters confront the President about?
2. Why is Betye Saar surprised when they get to the restaurant?
3. Whose story does Elaine Brown always tell young men who are drawn to the group by its guns?
4. What statement does Hami Bhabha make about twilight?
5. What statement best describes Bill Bradley's stand on the laws of the land?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Josie Morales narrates her story on how she prepared herself to be a witness in the trials, and how she did her part in making sure that she got called for the trial. She did not become a witness to the trials, however. Her story seems to imply that there is foul play going on. Is there anything in the book that also reeks of foul play? Is there enough evidence, or statements, from the book to conclude that, indeed, Rodney King's trial is full of foul play? Cite specific examples/statements from the story to support the answer.
Essay Topic 2
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?
Essay Topic 3
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.
This section contains 435 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)