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Question 1: The Zoot Suit Riots are mentioned in the american TV show The Big Bang Theory in the episode "The Psychic Vortex" by ________
Sheldon CooperHoward WolowitzLeonard HofstadterRajesh Koothrappali

Question 2: The incident triggered similar attacks against Latinos in Beaumont, ________, San Diego, Detroit, Evansville, Philadelphia, and New York.
Burr Ridge, IllinoisBlue Island, IllinoisElmhurst, IllinoisChicago

Question 3: The 1992 film, ________, alludes to the fact that the lead character, Santana (played by Edward James Olmos), was conceived when his mother was raped by sailors during the Zoot Suit Riots.
California State Prison, CorcoranAmerican MeJoe "Pegleg" MorganMexican Mafia

Question 4: Fireworks, an underground film by Kenneth Anger, depicts a dream inspired by the zoot suit riots, as reported by the author as an audio commentary to the 2007 ________ release.
HD DVDLaserdiscBlu-ray DiscDVD

Question 5: In The Black Dahlia by ________, the main characters are cops involved in the riot.
James EllroyThe Cold Six ThousandL.A. ConfidentialAmerican Tabloid

Question 6: This led to an outraged response from the ________, which printed an editorial, the following day, in which it accused Mrs.
Chicago TribuneKTLALos Angeles TimesSam Zell

Question 7: The riots are referenced in ________'s postmodern novel Gravity's Rainbow.
Postmodern literatureAmerican literatureThomas PynchonDavid Foster Wallace

Question 8: The riots began in Los Angeles, amidst a period of rising tensions between American servicemen stationed in southern California and Los Angeles' ________ community.
Sacramento, CaliforniaSan Jose, CaliforniaMexican AmericanHispanic and Latino Americans

Question 9: While Mexican Americans were the primary targets of military servicemen, ________ and Filipino/Filipino American youth were also targeted.
African American cultureAfrican-American Civil Rights Movement (1955–1968)Great Migration (African American)African American

Question 10: Mention of the riots appear in the song "People of the Sun", 1996, by ________.
Zack de la RochaRage Against the Machine reunion tourRage Against the MachineTom Morello

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