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3.5 Constitutional Amendments and Civil Rights

Quiz by Alexandra Lee

Grade 7
Social Studies
Florida Standards

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Grade 7
Social Studies
Florida Standards

SS.7.C.3.6
SS.7.C.3.7
SS.7.C.3.5

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  • Q1
    Which action represents an individual exercising a constitutional right?
    summary judgment
    double jeopardy
    quartering soldiers
    civil disobedience
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    SS.7.C.3.6
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  • Q2
    How did the passage of the Voting Rights of 1965 impact political participation?
    All African-Americans could now vote.
    All women could now vote.
    All persons who passed a literacy test could now vote.
    All children of foreign citizens could now vote.
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  • Q3
    The passage describes a US Supreme Court decision. According to the passage, what did this US Supreme Court decision illustrate?
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    The U.S. Supreme Court limited voting rights through amendment interpretation.
    The U.S. Supreme Court expanded voting rights through Voting Rights Act interpretation.
    The U.S. Supreme Court limited voting rights through the Voting Rights Act.
    The U.S. Supreme Court expanded voting rights through amendment interpretation.
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  • Q4
    This photograph illustrates an event in U.S. history. What was Congress’ response to the social movement symbolized in the photograph?
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    increased economic opportunities
    decreased commerce opportunities
    decreased military opportunities
    increased religious opportunities
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  • Q5
    What was a common characteristic about groups denied voting rights before the 15th, 19th and 26th amendments were ratified?
    Members of these groups had not graduated from college.
    Members of these groups were employed.
    The president could decide whether women, African-Americans and young people could vote.
    State legislatures could decide whether women, African-Americans and young people could vote.
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  • Q6
    This chart describes amendments to the U.S. Constitution. How did these amendments affect participation in the American political process?
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    More citizens could vote.
    Fewer immigrants could vote.
    More candidates could be nominated.
    Fewer candidates could be confirmed.
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  • Q7
    What right did the Nineteenth Amendment grant to women?
    the right to vote
    right to free speech
    the right to protest
    right to equality before the law
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  • Q8
    What is one possible long-term result of the Twenty-Sixth Amendment?
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    Women speak out against practices that pay women less than men
    College students became more involved in political campaigns
    Minority groups petition the government for increased rights
    African Americans gain more representation in their states
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  • Q9
    How did the Twenty-Fourth Amendment allow more Americans to vote?
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    It outlawed measures which many states used to prevent poor Americans from voting.
    It prevented grandfather clauses, which many states used to prevent women from voting.
    It changed voting laws, which meant that non-US citizens were able to vote.
    It required literacy tests, which meant that Americans became better educated about voting.
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  • Q10
    Which age did the Twenty-Sixth Amendment extend voting rights?
    21
    16
    18
    25
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  • Q11
    According to the Fifteenth Amendment, on what basis could citizens no longer be denied the right to vote?
    On the basis of gender
    On the basis of unemployment
    On the basis of race or color
    On the basis of religion
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  • Q12
    What did the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments have in common?
    All increased the power of the states to end slavery
    All limited the power of state governments
    All aimed to protect the civil rights of former slaves
    All intended to solve the problems created by Reconstruction
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  • Q13
    What is the purpose of this political cartoon?
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    To outlaw the 24th amendment and lower the voting age
    To support the 24th amendment and outlawing poll taxes
    To support the Nineteenth Amendment and womens' suffrage
    To oppose the Nineteenth Amendment and limit suffrage
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  • Q14
    Which amendment outlawed slavery after the Civil War, and also banned forced labor except for prisoners?
    24th
    15th
    19th
    13th
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  • Q15
    Which one of the following is NOT one of the ways southern states tried to deny African-Americans the right to vote under the Fifteenth Amendment?
    poll taxes
    literacy tests
    grandfather clauses
    civil disobedience
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  • Q16
    The newspaper details an important step in amending the US Constitution. How did the passage of this amendment to the US Constitution impact the political process in the United States
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    Women were allowed to contribute to political campaigns.
    Women were allowed to hold public offices.
    Women were allowed to vote in national elections.
    Women were allowed to hold citizenship rights.
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  • Q17
    This timeline provides details about a constitutional amendment. According to the timeline, what happened between 1919 and 1933?
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    The 21st Amendment was approved by state ratifying legislatures.
    The 21st Amendment was overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court.
    The 21st Amendment was vetoed by the president.
    The 21st Amendment was vetoed by Congress.
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  • Q18
    This newspaper headline describes an event in U.S. history. Based on the headline, what happened before the event presented in the image?
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    The president forwarded the amendment to the states after Congress voted to support it.
    Two-thirds of each house of Congress voted to support the amendment.
    The president rejected the amendment after Congress voted to support it.
    Three-fourths of each house of Congress voted to support the amendment.
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  • Q19
    Between 1870 and 1913, one amendment was added to the U.S. Constitution. Based on this information, what can be inferred about the constitutional amendment process?
    Amending the U.S. Constitution is a relatively quick and simple process that allows change to happen easily.
    Ratification of an amendment requires 50 percent of Congress’s approval.
    Amending the U.S. Constitution is a time-consuming and difficult process that does not allow changes to happen easily.
    Ratification of an amendment requires 50 percent of state governors’ approval.
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  • Q20
    Which is the last step in amending the U.S. Constitution?
    The voters approve the amendment in a national election.
    Two-thirds of both houses of Congress ratify the amendment.
    The president signs the amendment in a public ceremony.
    Three-fourths of the state legislatures ratify the amendment.
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