The New Jim Crow Quiz | Eight Week Quiz D

Michelle Alexander and Michelle McCool
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 2: "The Lockdown".

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How many people does the author say are in prison or jail for a drug offense today in Chapter 2: "The Lockdown"?
(a) Approximately 100,000.
(b) Approximately two million.
(c) Approximately half a million.
(d) Approximately six million.

2. 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.

3. 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?
(a) "Racism."
(b) "Genocide."
(c) "Poverty."
(d) "Confidentiality."

4. Between 1980 and 2000, the number of people incarcerated in prisons in the U.S. went from about 300,000 to how many?
(a) About 1 million.
(b) Over 3 million.
(c) Over 2 million.
(d) Over 4 million.

5. What Supreme Court Justice said of the Florida v. Bostick case that "the basis of the decision to single out particular passengers during a suspicionless sweep is less likely to be inarticulate than unspeakable"?
(a) Justice William Brennan.
(b) Justice Earl Warren.
(c) Justice Thurgood Marshall.
(d) Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the author describe printed on a bright orange poster that opened her mind to the themes of the book in the Introduction?

2. When was the Military Cooperation with Law Enforcement Act passed?

3. In 1997, the Pentagon handed over how many pieces of military equipment to local police departments?

4. Where did Nathaniel Bacon live as a property owner?

5. Approximately how many people were in prison or jail for a drug offense in 1980?

(see the answer key)

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