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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What do people tell Gladis Sibrian while she is growing up?
2. What is Owen Smet's current occupation?
3. What is the female student thinking of at the time of the riots?
4. What does Gladis Sibrian's nom de guerre mean?
5. What is Bill Bradley's position?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Racism can be felt by anyone, colored or not. Is there any similarity between the discrimination a white person feels towards a colored one in a situation such as the one claimed by the African-American characters in the book, and vice versa, such as the one Rudy Salas, Jr. claims he receives? What are the similarities and differences between the two kinds of discrimination? Are the effects the same, to the person and to those he or she discriminates against?
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
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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