Unit 16 Listening Quiz

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This quiz should be completed while listening to the Unit 16 Listening Track in the Music section of our class homepage (http://ucenglish. Ning. Com). Remember that you can take the quiz as many times as you want and listen to the track as many times as you want. Only your best score will count for your grade.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Listen and answer the questions below by choosing the correct answer.1) What crime was the man convicted for in 1993?
    • A. 

      Kidnapping.

    • B. 

      Murder.

    • C. 

      Parole.

    • D. 

      Assault.

  • 2. 
    2) Parole most likely means ______________________.
    • A. 

      Committing a crime.

    • B. 

      Being allowed out of prison after serving some jail time.

    • C. 

      Committing a repeat offense.

    • D. 

      Being put on trial again for the same crime.

  • 3. 
    3) Why were people in California angry when they heard about the crime?
    • A. 

      Because the man was on parole when he murdered the girl.

    • B. 

      Because the man wasn't given the death penalty.

    • C. 

      Because the man wasn't also convicted for the kidnapping.

    • D. 

      Because the police caught the wrong man.

  • 4. 
    4) What does repeat offender mean?
    • A. 

      Appearing before the same judge for more than one crime.

    • B. 

      Committing more than one crime.

    • C. 

      Repeating an insult to another person.

    • D. 

      Committing the same crime more than once.

  • 5. 
    5) Under the Three Strikes Law, what happens to anyone convicted of three criminal offenses?
    • A. 

      They are put in prison for life.

    • B. 

      They go through rehabilitation.

    • C. 

      They are not given parole.

    • D. 

      They go to prison for longer amounts of time after each conviction.

  • 6. 
    6) Which of these reasons does Carl Brewer NOT say to show his reasons for supporting the Three Strikes Law?
    • A. 

      California's crime rate is less than the national crime rate.

    • B. 

      The Three Strikes Law has only been enforced for ten years, so it hasn't been given enough time to show its true effectiveness.

    • C. 

      Californians have been protected from pain and suffering because of the Three Strikes Law.

    • D. 

      California hasn't had to build more prisons.

  • 7. 
    7) Where does Kelly McGuire work?
    • A. 

      The Los Angeles Mayor's Office

    • B. 

      The Los Angeles Police Department

    • C. 

      The Los Angeles Fire Department

    • D. 

      Amnesty International

  • 8. 
    8) McGuire supports putting violent criminals in prison for long sentences.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

    • C. 

      Doesn't say.

  • 9. 
    9) Which of the following is a reason that McGuire is against the Three Strikes Law?
    • A. 

      Because Californians have to pay a lot of taxes to maintain prisons.

    • B. 

      Because the Three Strikes Law violates the human rights of prisoners.

    • C. 

      Because violent crime hasn't decreased.

    • D. 

      Because non-violent offenders are punished too harshly.

  • 10. 
    10) Which of the following is an example of a minor offense?
    • A. 

      Sexual assault.

    • B. 

      Kidnapping.

    • C. 

      Shoplifting.

    • D. 

      Murder.

  • 11. 
    Listen carefully to the following excerpts from the conversation and fill in the blanks with the correct words or combinations of words. Remember not to put anything other than spaces between your answers (so no , . ; etc.).11) Presenter: He had already been convicted ______________ kidnapping and was on parole _____________ eight years of a 16-year prison sentence. _________________ a lot of anger in California.
  • 12. 
    12) Presenter: They demanded action __________ repeat offenders in prison and __________________. The following year, the Three Strikes Law ________________ the California State Legislature.
  • 13. 
    13) Carl Brewer: Over the last ten years, California's _______________ is down 32%. In the nation ________________, it's _________ 13%.
  • 14. 
    14) Presenter: So... there are arguments ________________ the Three Strikes Law. In the first three years, violent crime in California __________________ 40% (twice the national average).
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