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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. For how many hours was Michael Brown's body left facedown in the street after being shot six times by police in Ferguson?
2. To what city did the author of "Black and Blue" move in 1996 in order to attend college?
(c) New Orleans.
3. When all flags in the United States flew at half staff after the killings at Mother Emanuel Church in Charleston, which state did not lower its Confederate flag on state-house grounds?
(b) South Carolina.
4. The essay entitled "Black and Blue" takes its name from a song by what African-American musician?
(a) Jelly Roll Morton.
(b) Muddy Waters.
(c) Fats Waller.
(d) James Brown.
5. How does the author of "The Condition of Black Life is One of Mourning" characterize the attempt by some white people to amend the language of the Black Lives Matter movement to All Lives Matter?
(a) Subliminal racism.
(b) Centralizing whiteness.
(c) Ethnocentrism personified.
(d) Unintentional ignorance.
6. What musician does Kevin Young name as the most prominent example of a white person living as a black person?
(a) Rufus Wainwright.
(b) Bobby Darin.
(c) Little Richard.
(d) Johnny Otis.
7. From what state does Kevin Young say that his family hails?
(b) South Carolina.
8. What is NOT one of the services Mitchell Jackson says had been provided to him by one or all of his group of father figures?
(a) They had nurtured him.
(b) They had bestowed him with wisdom.
(c) They had made sure he knew it was in him to surpass them.
(d) They had given him tough love when he needed it.
9. In addition to Andre 3000, who is the other member of OutKast?
(a) Lil Wayne.
(b) Big Boi.
(c) Bootsy Collins.
(d) Kendrick Lamar.
10. When discussing the murders at Emanuel Methodist Church, the author of "The Condition of Black Life is One of Mourning" states, "But Dylann Storm Roof did not create himself from" (146) what element?
(a) From God's image.
(b) From the foundation of a strong upbringing.
(c) From nothing.
(d) From a place of understanding.
11. When Kiese Laymon was busy analyzing the Outkast song "Wailin'," what was he supposed to be doing instead?
(a) Writing a paper about "The Cask of Amontillado."
(b) Baking a rhubarb pie for his grandmother.
(c) Applying for jobs.
(d) Applying to graduate schools.
12. At what type of factory did Kiese Laymon's grandmother work for 30 years?
(a) A lumber mill.
(b) A watchmaking factory.
(c) A chicken plant.
(d) A candy factory.
13. What record does The High Bridge hold within New York City?
(a) Tallest bridge.
(b) Longest bridge.
(c) Oldest standing bridge.
(d) Most often traversed bridge.
14. When Kevin Young writes that being black is not a paid position, to what type of position does he liken it instead?
(a) A volunteer position.
(b) An indentured servitude.
(c) An apprenticeship.
(d) An internship.
15. In order to get away from the site of the murder of her son, Tamir Rice, Samaria Rice moved out of her Cleveland home and into what type of dwelling?
(a) A relative's home.
(b) A condominium.
(c) A homeless shelter.
(d) A hotel.
Short Answer Questions
1. Kevin Young begins his essay "Blacker Than Thou" by discussing which movie in which Steve Martin plays the lead role?
2. What is the term used for a person's ability to be regarded as belonging to a different race, culture, or group different from their own?
3. What belief does Mitchell Jackson hold that he underscores by calling it his "beating heart" (179)?
4. For how many years had The High Bridge been inactive before reopening again just before Emily Raboteau and her family took a walk across it?
5. The series of Know Your Rights murals were placed in all of New York City's burroughs, with the exception of which burrough?
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