The New Jim Crow Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

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. 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.

2. The author states in Chapter 1: "The Rebirth of Caste," "Any candid observer of American racial history must acknowledge that racism is highly" what?
(a) "Obtuse."
(b) "Lamentable."
(c) "Adaptable."
(d) "Rigid."

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

4. What did the Civil Rights Act of 1964 outlaw?
(a) Discrimination against African Americans in relation to voting rights.
(b) Slavery in the Southern United States.
(c) Segregation in public schools and buildings.
(d) Discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

5. In the Introduction, the author attests that how many people in Germany are in prison for every 100,000 adults and children?
(a) 215.
(b) 116.
(c) 93.
(d) 19.

6. When was the home of Scott Bryant raided by police in Dodge City, Wisconsin?
(a) April, 1995.
(b) March, 1999.
(c) July, 1993.
(d) June, 2000.

7. When was Operation Pipeline launched?
(a) 1982.
(b) 1995.
(c) 1984.
(d) 1976.

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

9. When was the ruling in Florida v. Bostick decided?
(a) 1982.
(b) 1999.
(c) 1996.
(d) 1991.

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

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

12. 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) "Suspicion stop."
(b) "Pretext stop."
(c) "Context stop."
(d) "Prevention stop."

13. Where was the conflict labor camp the Parchman Farm established?
(a) Arkansas.
(b) Texas.
(c) Georgia.
(d) Mississippi.

14. Who wrote The Strange Career of Jim Crow?
(a) C. Vann Woodward.
(b) W. E. B. Du Bois.
(c) Loic Wacquant.
(d) Marc Mauer.

15. According to criminologist Peter Kraska, how many cases of flawed paramilitary raids reached the appellate level between 1989 and 2001?
(a) 290.
(b) 350.
(c) 780.
(d) 620.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. According to the author in the Introduction, how many people are in prison in the United States per 100,000?

3. When were Michael Whren and James Brown stopped by plainclothes officers and searched?

4. Who described The Strange Career of Jim Crow as the "historical bible of the Civil Rights Movement"?

5. When did California pass Proposition 184, the Three Strikes Law?

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