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Michelle Alexander and Michelle McCool
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Approximately how many people have been arrested for drug offenses since the drug war began, according to the author in Chapter 2: "The Lockdown"?
(a) Over 35 million.
(b) About 10 million.
(c) Over 31 million.
(d) About 20 million.

2. According to criminologist Peter Kraska, how many cases of flawed paramilitary raids reached the appellate level between 1989 and 2001?
(a) 780.
(b) 620.
(c) 350.
(d) 290.

3. What sociologist is cited in Chapter 1: "The Rebirth of Caste" as stating that each reincarnation of racial caste "is less total, less capable of encompassing and controlling the entire race"?
(a) Marc Mauer.
(b) Loic Wacquant.
(c) W. E. B. Du Bois.
(d) Martin Luther King Jr.

4. What group of people is the focus of The New Jim Crow, according to the author in her Introduction?
(a) African American men.
(b) African American women.
(c) Latinos and other immigrants.
(d) White American men.

5. By the end of 2007, how many Americans were behind bars, on probation, or on parole, according to the author in Chapter 2: "The Lockdown"?
(a) Over 8 million.
(b) About 3 million.
(c) About 5 million.
(d) Over 7 million.

Short Answer Questions

1. To whom is the following quote that opens Chapter 1: "The Rebirth of Caste" attributed: "The slave went free; stood a brief moment in the sun; then moved back again toward slavery"?

2. When was the Military Cooperation with Law Enforcement Act passed?

3. When did Bacon's Rebellion take place?

4. What U.S. Constitutional Amendment provided that the right to vote should not be denied on account of race?

5. When did the American Civil War begin?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did the concept of "race" emerge in America, according to the author in Chapter 1: "The Rebirth of Caste"?

2. How do incarceration rates in the U.S. compare with those in other countries across the globe?

3. What percentages do drug offenses account for in the rise of the federal inmate population and state prisoners, according to the author in Chapter 2: "The Lockdown"?

4. How does the author define "caste"? What is meant by "racial caste"?

5. Who declared the "War on Drugs"? When was it declared?

6. What led to the ermergence of slavery as the primary means for labor in the South?

7. What was dedided in the case of California v. Acevedo?

8. What does a "consent search" refer to?

9. How has the U.S. penal population changed from 1980 to today?

10. What are "pretext stops"? How are they employed in the War on Drugs?

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