Between the World and Me

Further Study

Full Book Quiz

Further Study Full Book Quiz

1. What concept does Coates believe Americans have made into a god?

2. What does Coates’ mother teach him to do at four years old?

3. What happens in the 7-Eleven parking lot when Coates is a kid?

4. What event makes Samori go into his room and cry?

5. What is Coates’ biggest fear?

6. What concept does Coates say that all the violence on the streets comes from?

7. Whose philosophies does Coates most closely relate to?

8. Which war is Coates most interested in?

9. Why does the Coates family move to New York?

10. What does Coates call Howard University?

11. What other type of writing does Coates relate to Malcolm X?

12. Who/what is Samori named after?

13. What does the woman with the dreadlocks teach Coates?

14. What job did Dr. Jones have?

15. What are the “two heads of the same beast”?

16. What career does Coates finally choose while in college?

17. Who kills Prince Jones?

18. How does Coates feel when looking out at the 9/11 destruction?

19. Why does Coates feel bad about yelling at the woman who pushed Samori?

20. Which place has a significant impact on Coates when he travels there?

21. What is America’s primary export at the outset of the Civil War?

22. What does Coates witness in Chicago while shadowing police officers?

23. What emotion does Coates feel when the host of the news show asks him about hope?

24. What resource does Coates have an unusual amount of access to as a child?

25. What does Coates see a photo of that makes him want to travel abroad?