Between the World and Me Quiz | Four Week Quiz A

Ta-Nehisi Coates
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Growing Up Black (pages 21-47).

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to the author, when Lincoln spoke of the "government of the people," to whom was he addressing?
(a) White Americans.
(b) American men.
(c) All Americans.
(d) The wealthy.

2. Which writer inspired the author as a young man?
(a) Alex Haley.
(b) Malcolm X.
(c) Maya Angelou.
(d) James Baldwin.

3. What 1986 event helped solidify the author's view that violence is inevitable?
(a) His father was shot.
(b) His mother iwa mugged.
(c) A teenage boy pulled a gun.
(d) He fired his first weapon.

4. What acclaimed history book did Chancellor William write?
(a) Destruction of Black Civilization.
(b) By Any Means Necessary.
(c) Notes of a Native Son.
(d) I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.

5. At what age does the author remember witnessing his first street fight?
(a) 18.
(b) Ten.
(c) 12.
(d) Five.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the author, navigating the streets of Baltimore is like a:

2. What type of work did the author's father do?

3. What is "The Mecca" that the author describes to his son?

4. According to the author, there is no difference between his son and which murdered 17-year-old?

5. According to the author, the purpose of the public school system is to:

(see the answer key)

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