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9.4 DQ

Quiz by Isaiah Hicks

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  • Q1
    What did Martin Luther King Jr. mean when he said that "Judicial decrees may not change the heart, but they can restrain the heartless"?
    Legislative action is quick to bring about social change, but legislatures move slower than courts.
    Social change is slow, but court rulings can speed up the pace so that individuals do not have to wait so long.
    Court rulings can bring about social change faster than legislative action can.
    Social change is slow, but court rulings can affect the behavior of those who are likely to discriminate.
  • Q2
    Court decisions that strike down laws or administrative policies that are considered to be reverse discrimination are based on
    the political views of judges on a changing Court that is becoming more conservative over time.
    the Court's recognition that social realities have changed over time.
    the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.
    clarification from Congress that it considers reverse discrimination to be another form of discrimination.
  • Q3
    The civil rights movement put pressure on Congress to push through the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 and 1968 by
    using the courts to force action from State legislatures and Congress.
    attracting attention from the media with nonviolent protests.
    convincing leaders in other countries to advise the United States to change its laws.
    persuading the President and State governors to intervene in the process.
  • Q4
    The Civil Rights Act of 1968 affected de facto segregation patterns slowly over time because
    it imposed minority housing quotas, which were struck down over time.
    it could not change the thoughts and feelings of people in neighborhoods.
    it only affected someone seeking to buy or rent property.
    it did not allow changes to housing patterns resulting from school busing.
  • Q5
    The Serviceman's Readjustment Act of 1944 helped to bring about the process of social change by
    addressing issues of discrimination against veterans before issues of race discrimination.
    preventing racial discrimination against veterans.
    giving all veterans more economic power and education.
    preventing economic and educational discrimination that affected veterans.

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