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. 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) Marc Mauer.
(c) Barry McCaffrey.
(d) Douglas Blackmon.

2. Where was the National Colored Convention that Frederick Douglass made the statement that is quoted in the beginning of Chapter 4: "The Cruel Hand"?
(a) Boston, Massachusetts.
(b) New York, New York.
(c) Rochester, New York.
(d) Cleveland, Ohio.

3. Where was Christopher Lee Armstrong when his motel was raided for drugs?
(a) New York.
(b) Houston.
(c) Los Angeles.
(d) Chicago.

4. When does the author describe the drunk driving accident in Kentucky that left 27 people dead in Chapter 5: "The New Jim Crow"?
(a) 1984.
(b) 1980.
(c) 1988.
(d) 1993.

5. 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) 1969.
(b) 2002.
(c) 1998.
(d) 1994.

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

7. 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 45%.
(b) Up to 65%.
(c) Up to 15%.
(d) Up to 50%.

8. 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) Lerone Bennett Jr.
(b) Douglas Blackmon.
(c) William Berkeley.
(d) Jeremy Travis.

9. What amount of money can Ohio charge probationers as a supervision fee as a condition of probation, according to the author in Chapter 4: "The Cruel Hand"?
(a) $50 per month.
(b) $150 per month.
(c) $100 per month.
(d) $25 per month.

10. The author asserts in Chapter 5: "The New Jim Crow" that although rural counties contain only 20% of the U.S. population, what percentage of new prison construction occurs there?
(a) 60%.
(b) 50%.
(c) 70%.
(d) 40%.

11. In June of 2001, how many more black men were in the Illinois state prison system than were enrolled in the state's public universities?
(a) Nearly 15,000.
(b) Nearly 5,000.
(c) Nearly 20,000.
(d) Nearly 10,000.

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

13. In Chapter 5: "The New Jim Crow" the author describes a speech that Barack Obama gave during his presidential campaign. Where was the speech given?
(a) The New Life Christian Science Church.
(b) The New Zion Church of God.
(c) The First Episcopal Church.
(d) The Apostolic Church of God.

14. In what notable case did the Court establish the doctrine of "separate but equal"?
(a) Batson v. Kentucky.
(b) Rucker v. Davis.
(c) Plessy v. Ferguson.
(d) McClesky v. Kemp.

15. When was Batson v. Kentucky decided?
(a) 1969.
(b) 1987.
(c) 1985.
(d) 1993.

Short Answer Questions

1. 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?

2. How many African American men received a bachelor's degree from Illinois state universities in 1999?

3. What were the defendants in Yick Wo v. Hopkins accused of doing?

4. 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"?

5. 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"?

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