Ragtime, My Time Essay

778 Words Dec 2nd, 2012 4 Pages
Comprehension test
Directions: Answer the following questions in complete sentences and in your own words. 1. In two or three sentences, write the main idea of this article. * This article talks about the racism issue that the author had to deal with, he tells us a personal story that he had to went through because he is a black men. 2. According to the way the author was raised, what did he believe would bring people respect? * He believed that qualities like been a hard working, been a good person, that always tell the true and been a gentleman would bring people respect 3. The author says in the essay that his life will never be the same. Explain two ways the author’s life has
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8. Even though the two Hispanic men were identified as experienced criminal, the author was still kept and questioned for five hours. What reason was he given by the police? Why do you think this happened? * The author still kept and questioned because the police wanted to find something on him that make him criminal too, the reason that the police gave to him was “standard procedure” and I think that this happened just because he is a black men

9. Why do you think the author cooperated with the police and what did they asked? * I think he did it because in the first place he was raised as a good person who always tells the true and a very polite person and secondly because he did not had nothing to hide to the police he did not do something wrong also because he was a victim, they had guns. I think the police were very rude to him and they asked questions that could affected his feelings 10. Why does the author say that the police apology was a “pseudo-apology”? Do you agree with the author? Explain your answer. * Yes, I am agree because the apology that the police gave to him was like a fake apology, after that the police said “ you were at the wrong place and in the wrong time “ it seems to me like the police tried to find a excuse for themselves, it wasn’t the author fault, he just was where he lived.

DIRECTIONS: chose the correct answer 11. The author is a. An actor 12. The three other

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