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. Which African-American character does Mrs. Young-soon Han respect?

2. What question does Braun pose in relation to the Rodney King trial?

3. What do the police officers tell Braun's son in an encounter?

4. What comparison does Peter Sellars make about the United States and his father?

5. What is a "deadeye"?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Koreans were prominently featured in the Rodney King story. What relevance do Koreans have that the other races in the neighborhood do not have? Is there something particular about them that is not present in the other races? Do Koreans play an important role in the Rodney King story, which prompted the author to feature them more than any other race?

Essay Topic 2

Summarize the story of Rodney King: his experiences, his trials, the verdict. What events lead to the eventual big milestone that affects a lot of people? Describe the effects his trial had on his family and on the nation.

Essay Topic 3

Some parts of the story seem to indicate that there is a certain level of acceptance and adaptation to police abuse. Is this a natural mechanism for man to adapt to something over time, even though he may not like it? Can a society survive in such a predator-prey type of environment?

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