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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Whose story does Elaine Brown always tell young men who are drawn to the group by its guns?
2. In what particular division is there no riot-related death, as is discovered by Gilmour?
3. What does Mrs. Young-soon Han realize after the riots?
4. How many young people start gathering in Paula Weinstein and her husband's house?
5. What is the wrong perception about Daryl Gates' whereabouts when the disturbances begin?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
Stanley K. Sheinbaum discusses the "premonitions" he has encountered during the day the riots erupted. Are these indicators (premonitions) common among the characters in the story? Do these characters interpret these premonitions in the same way, or does it vary according to race or occupation? Cite specific examples/statements in the story to support the answer.
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?
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