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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What gun does Owen Smet start people out with?
2. What comparison does Peter Sellars make about the United States and his father?
3. Which statement best describes Mrs. Young-soon Han's feelings?
4. What do people tell Gladis Sibrian while she is growing up?
5. According to Elaine Young, how long do people stay at the Beverly Hills Hotel?
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Elvira 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 3
An anonymous juror from the Simi Valley describes the ordeal he had to go through as a result of his jury duty in the Rodney King trials. What are the drivers for his actions? Is it cowardice? A need to protect his family? What could have been the best solution/compromise for this juror? Is his jury duty worth the changes that happen from the trial?
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