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. For what crime(s) did Warren McCleskey face the death penalty?
(a) Kidnapping and extortion.
(b) Killing a police officer.
(c) Serial murder.
(d) Murder and armed robbery.

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

3. 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 $12,000.
(b) Under $10,000.
(c) Under $5,000.
(d) Under $20,000.

4. Who is attributed to the quote in Chapter 5: "The New Jim Crow," "Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity"?
(a) W. E. B. Du Bois.
(b) William Berkeley.
(c) John Edgar Wideman.
(d) Martin Luther King Jr.

5. What is the jobless rate for young black male dropouts, including those incarcerated today, according to the author in Chapter 4: "The Cruel Hand"?
(a) 50%.
(b) 75%.
(c) 25%.
(d) 65%.

6. According to the author in Chapter 5: "The New Jim Crow," possession of a tiny amount of crack cocaine carries a mandatory minimum sentence of what?
(a) Five years in federal prison.
(b) Two years in federal prison.
(c) Ten years in federal prison.
(d) Eight years in federal prison.

7. Who is the former executive director of the National Center for Institutions and Alternatives that is cited as saying, "There are certain code words that allow you never to have to say 'race' but everybody knows that's what you mean"?
(a) Lerone Bennett Jr.
(b) C. Vann Woodward.
(c) Marc Mauer.
(d) Jerome Miller.

8. When was the case of Yick Wo v. Hopkins decided?
(a) 1893.
(b) 1956.
(c) 1925.
(d) 1886.

9. When did San Francisco's Ban the Box policy take effect?
(a) 2011.
(b) 1995.
(c) 2001.
(d) 2006.

10. According to the author in Chapter 3: "The Color of Justice," white youth have about how many times the number of drug-related emergency room visits as their African American counterparts?
(a) Five times.
(b) Three times.
(c) Four times.
(d) Two times.

11. Who is the co-founder of the See Forever charter school that is quoted in Chapter 5: "The New Jim Crow"?
(a) C. Vann Woodward.
(b) James Forman Jr.
(c) William Berkeley.
(d) John Edgar Wideman.

12. Who coined the term "invisible punishment" to describe the plight faced by former inmates trapped in the criminal justice system?
(a) Devah Pager.
(b) C. Vann Woodward.
(c) Frederick Douglass.
(d) Jeremy Travis.

13. The author asserts in Chapter 4: "The Cruel Hand" that anyone convicted of a felony is automatically ineligible for public housing assistance for at least what length of time?
(a) One year.
(b) Two years.
(c) Ten years.
(d) Five years.

14. The author asserts in Chapter 3: "The Color of Justice" that in the federal system, homicide offenders account for 0.4% of the past decade's growth in the federal prison population while drug offenders account for what percent of that expansion?
(a) 76%.
(b) 53%.
(c) 61%.
(d) 29%.

15. Who wrote the book States of Denial?
(a) C. Vann Woodward.
(b) Devah Pager.
(c) Loic Wacquant.
(d) Stanley Cohen.

Short Answer Questions

1. When was the Quality Housing and Work Responsibility Act passed, authorizing public housing agencies the ability to exclude and evict drug offenders and other felons from access?

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

3. Where is the See Forever charter school for juvenile offenders?

4. When was Swain v. Alabama decided?

5. What organization did Dorsey Nunn co-found?

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