The New Jim Crow Quiz | One Week Quiz A

Michelle Alexander and Michelle McCool
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 5: "The New Jim Crow".

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The author concludes in Chapter 5: "The New Jim Crow" that during the age of slavery, white plantation owners were motivated principally by what component?
(a) Sadism.
(b) Hatred.
(c) Evil.
(d) Greed.

2. What percentage of those arrested for drunk driving in 1990 were white men?
(a) 67%.
(b) 89%.
(c) 78%.
(d) 65%.

3. Who is attributed to the quote in Chapter 5: "The New Jim Crow," "Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity"?
(a) W. E. B. Du Bois.
(b) Martin Luther King Jr.
(c) John Edgar Wideman.
(d) William Berkeley.

4. What were the defendants in Yick Wo v. Hopkins accused of doing?
(a) Operating laundries without licenses.
(b) Forgery and extortion.
(c) Murder and kidnapping.
(d) Operating restaurants without licenses.

5. Who was the governor that was under attack in Bacon's Rebellion?
(a) Lerone Bennett Jr.
(b) George Wallace.
(c) Loic Wacquant.
(d) William Berkeley.

Short Answer Questions

1. To whom is the following quote that opens Chapter 1: "The Rebirth of Caste" attributed: "The slave went free; stood a brief moment in the sun; then moved back again toward slavery"?

2. Who was the judge assigned to Edward Clary's case in the Federal District of Missouri?

3. Where was Edward Clary stopped and searched when he was 18?

4. Where was the conflict labor camp the Parchman Farm established?

5. What percentage of professional black women are unmarried today, according to the author in Chapter 5: "The New Jim Crow"?

(see the answer key)

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