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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Mrs. Young-soon Han realize after the riots?
2. Where is the Reverend Tom Choi a minister at?
3. What is the wrong perception about Daryl Gates' whereabouts when the disturbances begin?
4. Where else does Elaine Young go to because she does not want to be alone?
5. How does Gladis Sibrian describe the riots?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Reginald Denny beautifully describes how he is able to see beauty in the midst of all the ugliness around him. Considering that he was painfully involved in the trials, it is very remarkable that he should behave and react that way after everything that happened. What does Denny have that the others don't, which makes him react and cope this way? Is his form of coping a sign of submission, acceptance, or of moving on? Is it healthy and is it ideal? Are there any lessons in Denny's story that can be considered a best practice by others?
Essay Topic 2
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 3
Briefly explain the concept of riots. What very strong emotions overcome these people who participate in the riots? Is it like an adrenaline rush? How could these people feel when the surge of emotion has passed? Are they resentful, guilty, or is there a secret sense of satisfaction at having expressed violence?
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