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Ta-Nehisi Coates
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What comparison does the author make between the police officer who shot Prince Jones and the ones who died on September 11?
(a) They are all the same in his eyes.
(b) He cannot judge them as police, but as men.
(c) They wear the same cloth.
(d) One is a villain and the others heroes.

2. What does the author witness while researching a story on the history of segregation in Chicago?
(a) A bank robbery.
(b) A gang-related shooting.
(c) A black family being evicted from their home.
(d) A drive-by shooting.

3. What does the author recall always having, even when times were hard?
(a) Family and friends.
(b) Money.
(c) Intelligence.
(d) Power.

4. Which Howard University student was shot by a PG County officer shortly after the author's encounter with the police?
(a) The author's wife.
(b) Trayvon Martin.
(c) Prince Jones.
(d) The girl with the long dreadlocks.

5. Why did the author feel it was unnecessary to forgive the man who killed Prince Jones?
(a) He was merely expressing America's beliefs about black men.
(b) He was dead.
(c) The man needed to forgive himself.
(d) Forgiveness does not bring back the dead.

Short Answer Questions

1. How did the author feel when he strolled his young son through a traditionally white neighborhood?

2. How old was the author's son when Coats first took him along on an interview?

3. How does the author describe Prince Jones?

4. According to the author, whom or what do the police reflect?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. According to the author, how is racism experienced through city planning and real estate?

2. Why did the author move to New York?

3. How, does Coats write, have his eyes been damaged by what he has seen?

4. What does the author mean by every country having an "above" and a "below"?

5. What lesson does the mother of the boy on page 112 (Lucia McBath) try to impart to the author's son?

6. How does the death of the boy on page 112 (Jordan Davis) reinforce the author's theory that the "Dream" is dangerous?

7. Why has the author been too afraid to encourage his son to stand up for his rights?

8. What impact does the death of Prince Jones have on the author?

9. Why is the author angry and frustrated at the outcome of the investigation of the undercover cop who shot Prince Jones?

10. How does the author compare the flight of Abraham Brian to the fear of the modern black man?

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