The New Jim Crow Quiz | Eight 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 Preface and Introduction.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. The author states in her Introduction, "Conversations about class are resisted in part because there is a tendency to imagine that one's class reflects upon" what?
(a) One's history."
(b) "One's income."
(c) "One's character."
(d) "One's race."

3. The author asserts in the Introduction that one in how many young African American men are currently under the control of the criminal justice system--in prison, in jail, on probation, or on parole?
(a) One in three.
(b) One in five.
(c) One in four.
(d) One in ten.

4. Where did crack cocaine first emerge in poor black neighborhoods in the United States before spreading elsewhere?
(a) Chicago.
(b) Los Angeles.
(c) Tuscon.
(d) New York.

5. In her Introduction, the author writes, "The impact of the drug war has been astounding. In less than 30 years, the U.S penal population exploded from around 300,000 to" how many?
(a) "Nearly 1.5 million."
(b) "More than 2 million."
(c) "Almost 1 million."
(d) "More than 3 million."

Short Answer Questions

1. What group of people is the focus of The New Jim Crow, according to the author in her Introduction?

2. When did the National Advisory Commission on Criminal Justice Standards and Goals release a recommendation that "no new institutions for adults should be build and existing institutions for juveniles should be closed"?

3. According to the author in the Introduction, how many people are in prison in the United States per 100,000?

4. When did California modify the Three Strikes Law with Proposition 36?

5. What does "caste" refer to?

(see the answer key)

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