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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. As shown in Gilmour's final findings, how many deaths involve the LAPD?
2. What does Gladis Sibrian's nom de guerre mean?
3. What statement does Peter Sellars give about the situation in the city?
4. Which statement best describes Twilight Bey's feelings?
5. What is Betye Saar's current occupation?
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
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 3
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?
This section contains 330 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)