Between the World and Me Short Answer Test - Answer Key

Ta-Nehisi Coates
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1. Where does the author begin his memoir?

During an interview.

2. To whom is the memoir addressed?

The author's son.

3. According to the author, upon what has America's progress been built?

Violence.

4. According to the author, when Lincoln spoke of the "government of the people," to whom was he addressing?

White Americans.

5. According to the author, what is the purpose of defining races of people?

To form a hierarchy in society.

6. How are racism and race linked?

Categorizing people groups inevitably causes a power struggle.

7. According to the author, America believes itself to be:

Exceptional.

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