Quiz

This quiz asks you to evaluate sample student sentences that engage with a scholarly book.

First read the following paragraph from that scholarly book:

The excessive blame leveled at hip hop is astonishing in its refusal to consider the culpability of the larger social and political context. To many hot-headed critics of hip hop, structural forms of deep racism, corporate influences, and the long-term effects of economic, social, and political disempowerment are not meaningfully related to rappers’ alienated, angry stories about life in the ghetto; rather, they are seen as “proof” that black behavior creates ghetto conditions. So decades of urban racial discrimination (the reason black ghettos exist in the first place), in every significant arena—housing, education, jobs, social services—in every city with a significant black population, simply disappear from view. In fact, many conservative critics of hip hop refuse to acknowledge that the ghetto is a systematic matrix of racial, spatial, and class discrimination that has defined black city life since the first half of the twentieth century, when the Great Black Migration dramatically reshaped America’s cities.

Rose, Tricia. The Hip Hop Wars: What We Talk About When We Talk About Hip Hop–And Why It Matters. New York: Basic Books, 2008. p. 5.

Now match each sample sentence to the type of source use it demonstrates.

1. As Tricia Rose points out, many people who criticize hip hop don't understand how rappers' indignant stories are connected to racism and a long history of social, political, and economic disenfranchisement.
 
 
 
 

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2. Hip hop is a music style that arose in poor urban neighborhoods.
 
 
 
 

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3. In her book The Hip Hop Wars, Tricia Rose argues that "many conservative critics of hip hop refuse to acknowledge that the ghetto is a systematic matrix of racial, spatial, and class discrimination that has defined black city life since the first half of the twentieth century, when the Great Black Migration dramatically reshaped America's cities" (5).
 
 
 
 

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4. In her book The Hip Hop Wars, Tricia Rose argues that hip hop cannot be understood or appreciated without considering the broader issues such as structuralized racism and poverty that have helped to shape it.
 
 
 
 

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