Between the World and Me Test | Final Test - Easy

Ta-Nehisi Coates
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What photographs did the mother of the author's son take while she was away?
(a) Famous statues.
(b) Street sleepers.
(c) Pottery.
(d) Doors.

2. What does the author remember about Manhattan?
(a) It was where he learned to believe in humanity again.
(b) It is where his son was born.
(c) That it once housed slave auctions.
(d) That is is a beautiful city.

3. What threats were made against the author when his son was pushed off the escalator?
(a) None.
(b) He was threatened with a gun.
(c) He was threatened with arrest.
(d) He was threatened with a beating.

4. How old was the author's son when Coats first took him along on an interview?
(a) 18.
(b) 13.
(c) 20.
(d) Six.

5. What question does the author pose about assaulting an officer of the law?
(a) Should assaulting an officer be a capital offense?
(b) Should offenders of assault be punished or rehabilitated?
(c) When violence begets violence, when does the circle end?
(d) Should assault be grounds for a broken body?

6. Whom was the author interviewing in Chicago?
(a) Black businessmen.
(b) Black gang leaders.
(c) Elderly black men and women.
(d) Black politicians.

7. What does the author mean when he says black children are told to be "twice as good"?
(a) It is a subtle threat for a beating.
(b) They are expected to behave better than white children when in public.
(c) They are being warned to be streetwise and tough.
(d) It is a code for watching out for police officers.

8. How did the man who was evicted from his home react to the presence of the police?
(a) He ran away.
(b) He was afraid.
(c) He began to cry.
(d) He became angry.

9. According to the author, what part of his body has suffered the most?
(a) His eyes.
(b) His heart.
(c) His feet.
(d) His head.

10. To where did the mother of the author's son travel when she turned 30?
(a) Atlanta.
(b) Paris.
(c) Los Angeles.
(d) Rome.

11. What unique point does the author make about black Americans in France?
(a) They are disliked by everyone for being American, not black.
(b) They are seen as wealthy capitalists.
(c) They were never slaves in France, but they were still black.
(d) They are seen as equals by all people.

12. What did the author notice as he walked the streets of Paris for the first time?
(a) Everyone was smiling.
(b) Everyone was ignoring him.
(c) He was not afraid.
(d) There was an odd odor.

13. When the author sees a police officer, he automatically thinks:
(a) Someone is trying to protect him.
(b) Something is wrong.
(c) Nothing.
(d) He is not at fault.

14. Why was the author ashamed of his thoughts as he took his four-year-old son to preschool?
(a) He was afraid for his son's safety among all the strange children.
(b) He was angry that the teachers were white.
(c) He was jealous of the advantages he was providing for his son.
(d) He did not want his son in a multicultural classroom.

15. How did the Internet affect the author's writing?
(a) His blog made him internationally famous.
(b) He could find relevant research faster.
(c) He felt a sense of disembodiment.
(d) He spent far too much time on social media.

Short Answer Questions

1. What realization did he author make after the mother of his son returned from her trip?

2. The dead boy's mother channeled her anger into _____.

3. What concern does the author have about the lessons he is trying to teach his son?

4. What excuse did the man on page 112 give for shooting the boy in the car?

5. Why did the author want to return to Paris with his son?

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