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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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"?
(a) "Savages."
(b) "Indians."
(c) "Blacks."
(d) "Natives."

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

3. What was Terrance Bostick found to be carrying on a Greyhound Bus in the case of Florida v. Bostick?
(a) A pound of marijuana.
(b) A pound of cocaine.
(c) A pound of heroin.
(d) A pound of quaaludes.

4. When does the author describe the raid at Stratford High School in Goose Creek, South Carolina as having taken place in Chapter 2: "The Lockdown"?
(a) March, 1999.
(b) November, 2003.
(c) July, 1993.
(d) August, 2005.

5. When did the American Civil War end by proclamation?
(a) January 1, 1866.
(b) March 1, 1863.
(c) May 9, 1865.
(d) September 16, 1862.

6. In what year did a federal grand jury determine that the Ku Klux Klan was a "terrorist organization" and issue hundreds of indictments for crimes of violence and terrorism?
(a) 1890.
(b) 1880.
(c) 1870.
(d) 1865.

7. In 2005, how many drug arrests were for possession?
(a) Four out of five.
(b) One out of three.
(c) Two out of five.
(d) Three out of five.

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

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

10. Why is Jarvious Cotton unable to vote, according to the author in the Introduction?
(a) He is a slave.
(b) He is a felon.
(c) He is unable to pay poll taxes.
(d) He is illiterate.

11. What are the three major racialized systems of control adopted by the United States toward African Americans, according to the author in the Introduction?
(a) Slavery, poverty, and educational oppression.
(b) Slavery, economic inequality, and injustice.
(c) Slavery, voting rights, and the War on Drugs.
(d) Slavery, Jim Crow, and mass incarceration.

12. Who was the executive director of the Sentencing Project when the book was written?
(a) Marc Mauer.
(b) Andrew Stabler.
(c) Jason Alexander.
(d) Richard Roth.

13. When did the American Civil War begin?
(a) April 12, 1861.
(b) March 1, 1863.
(c) September 16, 1862.
(d) January 1, 1866.

14. Approximately how many people have been arrested for drug offenses since the drug war began, according to the author in Chapter 2: "The Lockdown"?
(a) About 10 million.
(b) Over 35 million.
(c) About 20 million.
(d) Over 31 million.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Where was the conflict labor camp the Parchman Farm established?

2. How many SWAT team deployments were sent out for paramilitary drug raids in 2001?

3. When was Alberta Spruill killed in a botched SWAT raid in Harlem?

4. During the time she worked at the ACLU, Michelle Alexander's focus shifted from employment discrimination to what focus?

5. 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?

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