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 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) 53%.
(b) 61%.
(c) 29%.
(d) 76%.

2. 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%.

3. Who was the judge assigned to Edward Clary's case in the Federal District of Missouri?
(a) Judge Lerone Bennett Jr.
(b) Judge Clyde Cahill.
(c) Judge William Berkeley.
(d) Judge George Wallace.

4. How many U.S. states prohibit all employers and licensing agencies from considering arrests, according to the author in Chapter 4: "The Cruel Hand"?
(a) Ten.
(b) 20.
(c) Three.
(d) Five.

5. 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.

6. What percentage of those arrested for drunk driving in 1990 were white men?
(a) 65%.
(b) 78%.
(c) 67%.
(d) 89%.

7. How old was Emma Faye Stewart when she was arrested as part of a drug sweep, according to the author in Chapter 3: "The Color of Justice"?
(a) 20.
(b) 35.
(c) 30.
(d) 25.

8. 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) Brown v. Board of Education.
(b) Rucker v. Davis.
(c) Plessy v. Ferguson.
(d) McClesky v. Kemp.

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

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) Hatred.
(b) Greed.
(c) Sadism.
(d) Evil.

11. 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?
(a) 2002.
(b) 1969.
(c) 1994.
(d) 1998.

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

13. When was the first year that a black person ever sat on a jury in the United States?
(a) 1873.
(b) 1890.
(c) 1860.
(d) 1886.

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

15. 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.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is the author of Doing Time on the Outside?

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

3. The increase in the number of African American males sent to prison for drug crimes increased by what percentage between 1985 and 2005?

4. In what case in 1985 did the Court rule that racially biased strikes violate the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment?

5. 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?

(see the answer keys)

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