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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What question does Braun pose in relation to the Rodney King trial?
2. What do people tell Gladis Sibrian while she is growing up?
3. How does Twilight Bey describe himself?
4. Which statement best describes Mrs. Young-soon Han's feelings?
5. What is Hami Bhabha's occupation?
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
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?
Essay Topic 3
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.
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