The New Jim Crow Quiz | Eight Week Quiz G

Michelle Alexander and Michelle McCool
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 6: "The Fire This Time".

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where was the National Colored Convention that Frederick Douglass made the statement that is quoted in the beginning of Chapter 4: "The Cruel Hand"?
(a) Cleveland, Ohio.
(b) Rochester, New York.
(c) Boston, Massachusetts.
(d) New York, New York.

2. What writer for Time magazine wrote a critique of Obama's speech, as described in Chapter 5: "The New Jim Crow"?
(a) Michael Eric Dyson.
(b) Marc Mauer.
(c) Loic Wacquant.
(d) C. Vann Woodward.

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

4. What organization did Dorsey Nunn co-found?
(a) The United Negros' Fund.
(b) The NAACP.
(c) Tomorrow's Sunshine.
(d) All of Us or None.

5. How much was the fine that Ora Lee Hurley owed and was imprisoned for being unable to pay?
(a) $816.
(b) $500.
(c) $705.
(d) $345.

Short Answer Questions

1. What writer is attributed to the following quote from Chapter 5: "The New Jim Crow": "It's respectable to tar and feather criminals, to advocate locking them up and thowing away the key. It's not racist to be against crime, even though the archetypal criminal in the media and the public imagination almost always wears Willie Horton's face"?

2. In what case in 1985 did the Court rule that racially biased strikes violate the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment?

3. Who is the author of Doing Time on the Outside?

4. The quote from Frederick Douglass that opens Chapter 4: "The Cruel Hand" was a part of a statement on behalf of delegates to the National Colored Convention held when?

5. In June of 2001, how many more black men were in the Illinois state prison system than were enrolled in the state's public universities?

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