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. When did California pass Proposition 184, the Three Strikes Law?
(a) 1994.
(b) 1996.
(c) 1986.
(d) 1988.

2. 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 four.
(b) One in three.
(c) One in five.
(d) One in ten.

3. 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 character."
(b) One's history."
(c) "One's race."
(d) "One's income."

4. When was the major conference held called "Why We Can't Wait: Reversing the Retreat on Civil Rights"?
(a) March, 2008.
(b) October, 2007.
(c) July, 2001.
(d) June, 2004.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why is Jarvious Cotton unable to vote, according to the author in the 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. When did the CIA admit that guerilla armies it actively supported in Nicaragua were smuggling crack cocaine into the United States?

4. What does "caste" refer to?

5. In the Urban League's 1990 report, "The State of Black America," it stated, "There is at least one concept that must be recognized if one is to see the pervasive and insidious nature of the drug problem for the African American community. Though difficult to accept, that is the concept of" what?

(see the answer key)

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