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Quiz Five: Influences and Awareness

Quiz Five: Influences and Awareness

 

  1. What percentage of network news about Black people is negative in tone?
    1. 8%
    2. 60%
    3. 50%
    4. 25%

 

  1. How many poor Black families and poor white families are there in America?
    1. 5 million black families, over 2 million white families
    2. 3 million black families, 3 million white families
    3. Over 2 million white families, 5 million black families
    4. 4 million black families, 5 million white families

 

  1. What is the best predictor for whether a student will score well on the SAT?
    1. Family income
    2. Gender
    3. Race
    4. Private school attendance

 

  1. How much money does a full-time worker making minimum wage make compared to the poverty line for a family of three?
    1. $2,000 more than the poverty level
    2. $500 more than the poverty level
    3. $2,000 less than the poverty level
    4. $500 less than the poverty level

 

  1. What are the median net financial assets per Black family (net worth minus car and home equity)?
    1. $0
    2. $7,000
    3. $36,000
    4. $145,000

 

  1. What are the chances of a Black high school basketball player making the NBA?
    1. Over 24,000 to 1
    2. Over 7,600 to 1
    3. Over 2,400 to 1
    4. Over 760 to 1

 

  1. What are the chances of a Black college senior on the basketball team making the NBA?
    1. 1,500 to 1
    2. 150 to 1
    3. 15 to 1
    4. 5 to 1

 

  1. How much prison time do Blacks receive for drug and weapons violations, compared to whites convicted of the same crime?
    1. The same amount of time
    2. 5% less time
    3. 5% more time
    4. 50% more time

 

  1. What percentage of America’s drug users are Black, and what percentage are white?
    1. 50% Black, 35% white
    2. 25% Black, 50% white
    3. 12% Black, 50% white
    4. 12% Black, 70% white

 

  1. In terms of drug usage, from ages 12 to 34…
    1. Blacks and whites are equally likely to have tried drugs
    2. Blacks are four times as likely to have tried drugs as whites
    3. Blacks are less likely than whites to have taken drugs
    4. Blacks are twice as likely as whites

 

  1. Asia has the largest population (3,879,000,000 people). Europe has 727,000,000. North America: 501,500,000. What is the human population of Africa?
    1. 204,500,000
    2. 379,500,000
    3. 32,000,000
    4. 877,500,000

 

  1. What percentage of the world population is white?
    1. 15%
    2. 28%
    3. 42%
    4. 73%

 

  1. What percentage of the world population is not Christian?
    1. 82%
    2. 70%
    3. 45%
    4. 23%

 

  1. What was the total spending power of Blacks in America in 2006?
    1. $100 million
    2. $500 million
    3. $5 billion
    4. $800 billion

 

  1. How much of the above amount stays in the Black community, or is spent with Black-owned business?
    1. 5%
    2. 15%
    3. 50%
    4. 85%

 

  1. What percent of white Americans have at least one Black ancestor?
    1. 5%
    2. 30%
    3. 50%
    4. 19%

 

  1. In 1997, what percent of voting-age Black men could not vote because they were in prison or because they have been convicted of a felony?
    1. 1% or 104,000 Black men
    2. 3% or 312,000 Black men
    3. 14% or 1,460,000 Black men
    4. 50% or 5,200,000 Black men

 

  1. What region of the S. has the highest concentration of Black residents?
    1. The Northeast
    2. The Midwest
    3. The Southwest
    4. The Southeast

 

  1. What percent of the population of Washington C., our nation’s capital, is Black?
    1. 10%
    2. 25%
    3. 43%
    4. 60%

 

  1. How many tigers are there in Africa?
    1. 3,500
    2. 480
    3. 0
    4. over 1 million

 

 

Answers

 

  1. B
  2. C
  3. A
  4. C
  5. A
  6. B
  7. C
  8. D
  9. D
  10. C
  11. D
  12. A
  13. B
  14. D
  15. A
  16. B
  17. C
  18. D
  19. D
  20. C

 

 

0-4 Correct: Damn! I’m not saying damn, you’re stupid, because I’m sure you’re not. If you’ve made it this far in the book, you can’t be stupid. Assuming, of course, that you’re actually reading it and not just flipping around. I’m saying damn because your score lets you know how much you’ve been “lied to, hoodwinked, bamboozled, and led astray,” as Malcolm would say. Damn, ain’t it crazy?

5-10 Correct: Good job! I’m impressed. If this were a test, you’d have an F, but in a world so full of lies, you’re actually doing better than most people. I read somewhere that one-third of Americans (of all races) can’t identify where America is on a map. So if you can get 7 or 8 questions right on a quiz like this, I think you’re ahead of the pack. Now keep learning and researching.

11-17 Correct: Great! You’re an inspiration. I’m pretty damn sure you have to be an intelligent person to know this much, especially since this information is not taught in schools. Either that, or you’re a hell of a good guesser. Either way, more power to you. You’re on the right track, one way or the other.

18-20 Correct: Wow. Wow is right. Either you’re a well-read and highly-informed super-genius…or you’re a pathological liar. I’m gonna go with liar. I mean c’mon now, I spent hours researching some of these questions, and I have a damn doctoral degree. You mean to tell me you just “knew” all this? Who are you trying to prove something to? You frontin for a book? It’s a damn shame when you can’t even be honest with a damn inanimate object.

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