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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. What are the only two states that allow inmates to vote while incarcerated?
(a) Louisiana and Mississippi.
(b) Massachusetts and New York.
(c) Maine and Vermont.
(d) Texas and Arkansas.

2. The author cites Marilyn Frye as having made a metaphor for the systemic racism toward African Americans. What metaphor is used?
(a) A fishing net.
(b) A mask.
(c) A birdcage.
(d) A mountain.

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

4. 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) Sadism.
(c) Greed.
(d) Evil.

5. When was Ora Lee Hurley imprisoned for owing a fine, according to the author in Chapter 4: "The Cruel Hand"?
(a) 2006.
(b) 1995.
(c) 2011.
(d) 1999.

Short Answer Questions

1. When was the first year that a black person ever sat on a jury in the United States?

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. 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"?

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

5. When was Clinton Drake arrested for possession of marijuana?

Short Essay Questions

1. What were the repercussions of Emma Faye Stewart's decision to take a plea deal?

2. What is the significance of the Supreme Court decision in McCleskey v. Kemp?

3. When was crack-cocaine introduced to users in the U.S.? What involvement did the government have with the introduction of crack to African American communities?

4. When did Whren v. United States go before the Supreme Court? What was the Court's decision?

5. What is the Baldus study? What were the conclusions of the study?

6. What is the "Black Box" that the author refers to in Chapter 4: "The Cruel Hand"?

7. How is Iris Marion Young's "birdcage" metaphor described in Chapter 5: "The New Jim Crow"?

8. How does political disenfranchisement apply to Jim Crow and mass incarceration, according to the author in Chapter 5: "The New Jim Crow"?

9. How does the author describe the crime statistics of Chicago in regard to race in Chapter 5: "The New Jim Crow"?

10. What was enacted with the Quality Housing and Work Responsibility Act of 1998?

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