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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. For what crime(s) did Warren McCleskey face the death penalty?
(a) Murder and armed robbery.
(b) Serial murder.
(c) Kidnapping and extortion.
(d) Killing a police officer.

2. When did the article "Where Have the Black Men Gone" appear in Ebony magazine?
(a) September, 2001.
(b) March, 2011.
(c) June, 1995.
(d) December, 2006.

3. What writer for Time magazine wrote a critique of Obama's speech, as described in Chapter 5: "The New Jim Crow"?
(a) Loic Wacquant.
(b) C. Vann Woodward.
(c) Michael Eric Dyson.
(d) Marc Mauer.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What percentage of those arrested for drunk driving in 1990 were white men?

2. 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"?

3. What organization did Dorsey Nunn co-found?

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. 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"?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are the historical parallels between Jim Crow and mass incarceration that the author explores in Chapter 5: "The New Jim Crow"?

2. What circumstances led to Clinton Drake's inability to vote?

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. How does the author describe white victims of racial caste in Chapter 5: "The New Jim Crow"?

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

6. What was enacted with the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988?

7. What was determined in the Supreme Court case of Rucker v. Davis?

8. What are the obstacles that former criminals face in terms of finding housing?

9. How does the author assert drug-law enforcement is different than other types of law enforcement in Chapter 3: "The Color of Justice"?

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

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