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. 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) 35.
(b) 20.
(c) 30.
(d) 25.

2. What sentence did Edward Clary originally receive for possession of crack cocaine when he was 18?
(a) Ten years in prison.
(b) 15 years in prison.
(c) 20 years in prison.
(d) Five years in prison.

3. 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%.

4. In 2006, one in how many African American men was behind bars?
(a) 20.
(b) 14.
(c) 29.
(d) 106.

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

6. 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) Jerome Miller.
(b) Marc Mauer.
(c) Lerone Bennett Jr.
(d) C. Vann Woodward.

7. 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) Jeremy Travis.
(c) William Berkeley.
(d) Douglas Blackmon.

8. 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) William Berkeley.
(b) W. E. B. Du Bois.
(c) Martin Luther King Jr.
(d) John Edgar Wideman.

9. Who wrote The Anatomy of Racial Inequality?
(a) C. Vann Woodward.
(b) Glenn Loury.
(c) W. E. B. Du Bois.
(d) Loic Wacquant.

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

11. 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) 25%.
(b) 65%.
(c) 50%.
(d) 75%.

12. Where did Warren McCleskey commit the crime he was accused of?
(a) Arkansas.
(b) Mississippi.
(c) Georgia.
(d) Texas.

13. The increase in the number of African American males sent to prison for drug crimes increased by what percentage between 1985 and 2005?
(a) 2,000%.
(b) 300%.
(c) 500%.
(d) 1,000%.

14. How many African American men received a bachelor's degree from Illinois state universities in 1999?
(a) 2,567.
(b) 1,235.
(c) 992.
(d) 693.

15. What organization did Dorsey Nunn co-found?
(a) The NAACP.
(b) The United Negros' Fund.
(c) Tomorrow's Sunshine.
(d) All of Us or None.

Short Answer Questions

1. When was Christopher Lee Armstrong's motel room raided, leading to his arrest for conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine?

2. 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?

3. Approximately what percentage of people sentenced to prison in Illinois for a drug offense are African American, according to the author in Chapter 5: "The New Jim Crow"?

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"?

5. What writer is attributed to the following quote from Chapter 5: "The New Jim Crow": "It's respectable to tar and feather criminals, to advocate locking them up and thowing away the key. It's not racist to be against crime, even though the archetypal criminal in the media and the public imagination almost always wears Willie Horton's face"?

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