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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When was The Strange Career of Jim Crow published?
(a) 1945.
(b) 1959.
(c) 1940.
(d) 1955.

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 race."
(d) "One's character."

3. What sociologist is cited in Chapter 1: "The Rebirth of Caste" as stating that each reincarnation of racial caste "is less total, less capable of encompassing and controlling the entire race"?
(a) Marc Mauer.
(b) W. E. B. Du Bois.
(c) Martin Luther King Jr.
(d) Loic Wacquant.

4. How did Jarvious Cotton's great-grandfather die?
(a) He was beaten to death by fellow prisoners.
(b) He was beaten to death by the Ku Klux Klan.
(c) He was killed in a factory accident.
(d) He was killed in an automobile accident.

5. When was Schneckloth v. Bustamonte decided?
(a) 1979.
(b) 1982.
(c) 1962.
(d) 1973.

6. Who wrote Slavery by Another Name?
(a) C. Vann Woodward.
(b) Douglas Blackmon.
(c) W. E. B. Du Bois.
(d) Loic Wacquant.

7. How many SWAT team deployments were sent out for paramilitary drug raids in 2001?
(a) 50,000.
(b) 25,000.
(c) 40,000.
(d) 32,000.

8. When did Congress, at the behest of Ronald Reagan, revise the program that provides federal aid to law enforcement, renaming it the Edward Byrne Memorial State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance Program?
(a) 1986.
(b) 1999.
(c) 1988.
(d) 1992.

9. What agency arose in the Reconstruction Era that was charged with the responsibility of providing food, clothing, fuel, and other forms of assistance to former slaves?
(a) The NAACP.
(b) The Amerian Negro's Fund.
(c) NAFTA.
(d) The Freedman's Bureau.

10. 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"?
(a) Malcolm X.
(b) W. E. B. Du Bois.
(c) Martin Luther King Jr.
(d) Frederick Douglass.

11. According to the author in Chapter 1: "The Rebirth of Caste," what "was the device employed to protect the institution of slavery and the political power of slaveholding states" when the Constitution was written?
(a) Democracy.
(b) Capitalism.
(c) Authoritarianism.
(d) Federalism.

12. What Amendment to the U.S. Constitution prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures?
(a) The 2nd Amendment.
(b) The 16th Amendment.
(c) The 4th Amendment.
(d) The 3rd Amendment.

13. What term is used in the book to describe "a traffic stop motivated not by any desire to enforce traffic laws, but instead motivated by a desire to hunt for drugs in the absence of any evidence of illegal drug activity"?
(a) "Pretext stop."
(b) "Prevention stop."
(c) "Context stop."
(d) "Suspicion stop."

14. Who described The Strange Career of Jim Crow as the "historical bible of the Civil Rights Movement"?
(a) W. E. B. Du Bois.
(b) Frederick Douglass.
(c) Malcolm X.
(d) Martin Luther King Jr.

15. When was the Military Cooperation with Law Enforcement Act passed?
(a) 1986.
(b) 1981.
(c) 1991.
(d) 1989.

Short Answer Questions

1. When did the Supreme Court rule in United States v. Harris that the Klan Act was partially unconstitutional?

2. When was the ruling for Terry v. Ohio decided?

3. What term became ascribed to American Indians as a way of justifying their eradication, according to the author in Chapter 1: "The Rebirth of Caste"?

4. The author asserts in Chapter 2: "The Lockdown" that drug offenses alone account for what fraction of the rise in the federal inmate population between 1985 and 2000?

5. Where did crack cocaine first emerge in poor black neighborhoods in the United States before spreading elsewhere?

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