The New Jim Crow Multiple Choice Test Questions

Michelle Alexander and Michelle McCool
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Preface and Introduction

1. Why is Jarvious Cotton unable to vote, according to the author in the Introduction?
(a) He is illiterate.
(b) He is a slave.
(c) He is a felon.
(d) He is unable to pay poll taxes.

2. How did Jarvious Cotton's great-grandfather die?
(a) He was beaten to death by the Ku Klux Klan.
(b) He was beaten to death by fellow prisoners.
(c) He was killed in a factory accident.
(d) He was killed in an automobile accident.

3. What word used in the Introduction refers to the principle that all people are equal and deserve equal rights and opportunities?
(a) Utilitarian.
(b) Authoritarian.
(c) Unitarian.
(d) Egalitarian.

4. What does the author describe printed on a bright orange poster that opened her mind to the themes of the book in the Introduction?
(a) "Mass Incarceration is the New Jim Crow."
(b) "Affirmative Action is the New Jim Crow."
(c) "The Drug War is the New Jim Crow."
(d) "Racism Still Exists Today."

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