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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. How are Gladis Sibrian and her friends described by other people?
4. How many young people start gathering in Paula Weinstein and her husband's house?
5. According to Betye Saar, how do some people view magic?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
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 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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