The New Jim Crow Test | Final 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. The author asserts in The New Jim Crow that no one has more power in the criminal justice system than whom?
(a) Defense attorneys.
(b) Judges.
(c) Defendants.
(d) Prosecutors.

2. The author states in Chapter 3: "The Color of Justice," "Human Rights Watch reported in 2000 that, in seven states, African Americans constitute" what percent "of all drug offenders sent to prison"?
(a) 70 to 80%.
(b) 60 to 70%.
(c) 80 to 90%.
(d) 50 to 60%.

3. In what case did the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals strike down the "no fault" clause on the ground that eviction of innocent tenants was inconsistent with the legislative scheme?
(a) Plessy v. Ferguson.
(b) McClesky v. Kemp.
(c) Brown v. Board of Education.
(d) Rucker v. Davis.

4. What sociologist is cited as saying in Chapter 4: "The Cruel Hand" that those sent to prison "are institutionally branded as a particular class of individuals"?
(a) Devah Pager.
(b) C. Vann Woodward.
(c) Lerone Bennett Jr.
(d) William Berkeley.

5. Where is the See Forever charter school for juvenile offenders?
(a) Washington, D.C.
(b) Los Angeles.
(c) Chicago.
(d) New York City.

6. Who is cited in Chapter 4: "The Cruel Hand" as having said, "In this brave new world, punishment for the original offense is no longer enough; one's debt to society is never paid"?
(a) William Berkeley.
(b) Douglas Blackmon.
(c) Jeremy Travis.
(d) Lerone Bennett Jr.

7. When did the article "Where Have the Black Men Gone" appear in Ebony magazine?
(a) March, 2011.
(b) December, 2006.
(c) June, 1995.
(d) September, 2001.

8. What percentage of professional black women are unmarried today, according to the author in Chapter 5: "The New Jim Crow"?
(a) 60%.
(b) 50%.
(c) 70%.
(d) 80%.

9. Where did Clifford Runoalds return home to attend the funeral of his 18-month-old daughter after he was busted in a drug sweep, according to the author in Chapter 3: "The Color of Justice"?
(a) To Dallas, Texas.
(b) To Little Rock, Arkansas.
(c) To Oxford, Mississippi.
(d) To Bryan, Texas.

10. The author concludes in Chapter 5: "The New Jim Crow" that during the age of slavery, white plantation owners were motivated principally by what component?
(a) Sadism.
(b) Evil.
(c) Hatred.
(d) Greed.

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

12. The author notes in Chapter 4: "The Cruel Hand" that two-thirds of people detained in jails report annual incomes under what amount prior to their arrests?
(a) Under $5,000.
(b) Under $20,000.
(c) Under $12,000.
(d) Under $10,000.

13. When was the Anti-Drug Abuse Act passed that called for strict lease enforcement and eviction of public housing tenants who engage in criminal activity?
(a) 1988.
(b) 1975.
(c) 1986.
(d) 1991.

14. Federal law provides that a child-support enforcement officer can garnish up to what percent of an individual's wages for child support?
(a) Up to 15%.
(b) Up to 45%.
(c) Up to 65%.
(d) Up to 50%.

15. Who was the former director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy that stated that if your child bought drugs, "it was from a student of their own race generally"?
(a) George Wallace.
(b) Douglas Blackmon.
(c) Marc Mauer.
(d) Barry McCaffrey.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where was Christopher Lee Armstrong when his motel was raided for drugs?

2. When was Clinton Drake arrested for possession of marijuana?

3. Who is attributed to the following quotation in Chapter 3: "The Color of Justice": "there is no immaculate perception"?

4. When was the case of Yick Wo v. Hopkins decided?

5. Where did Warren McCleskey commit the crime he was accused of?

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