The Content of Our Character: A New Vision of Race in America Multiple Choice Test Questions

Shelby Steele
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Introduction

1. What was Steele doing on the afternoon of the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1986?
(a) Listening to an interview about the state of black America.
(b) Completing a homework assignment about race relations.
(c) Participating in a 'black panther' meeting.
(d) Arguing with his parents about the injustices of blacks.

2. Which of the following is the 'greatest barrier to black progress', according to Steele?
(a) Racism.
(b) Government.
(c) Education.
(d) Self-hatred.

3. What period in time did Steele refer to as 'turbulent'?
(a) 60's.
(b) 80's.
(c) 70's.
(d) 50's.

4. What prompted Steele to begin writing his first book?
(a) His boredom with life.
(b) Listening to two gentleman speak about race in a politically correct manner, rather than the truth.
(c) His infatuation with being a rich and famous author.
(d) His mother telling him that she thought he'd make a great writer.

5. What did Steele learn about himself when writing The Content of Our Character?
(a) How he thought.
(b) It was necessary to write the book with a partner.
(c) How others viewed him.
(d) That he was not a great writer after all.

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