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Civil Rights & Liberties and Participating in Democracy Review

Quiz by Jonnie Larson

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  • Q1
    What is the purpose of the United States Bill of Rights?
    to establish the rule of law
    to protect individual rights of the people
    to provide more power to the national government
    to grant powers to the states
  • Q2
    The Tenth Amendment is confirming the "Founding Fathers'" dedication to the principle of
    Popular Sovereignty.
    Checks and Balances.
  • Q3
    The overall purpose of the Bill of Rights is to
    secure voting rights for all citizens, regardless of race, age, or gender.
    protect the rights of people from the government.
    allow people to defend themselves in court.
    prevent one branch of government from becoming stronger than the others.
  • Q4
    The "Five Freedoms" basic to American life can be found in which of these?
    Preamble of the Constitution
    Second Article of the Constitution
    Declaration of Independence
    First Amendment
  • Q5
    Which of these statements about the Bill of Rights is TRUE?
    It was added to the Constitution before ratification.
    It is part of the Declaration of Independence.
    It was added to the Constitution after ratification.
    It was part of the original draft of the Constitution.
  • Q6
    The case of Brown v. Board of Education (1954) resulted in
    a ruling that stated that race-based education in Kansas was equal in opportunity.
    a ruling that stated segregation in American public schools was inherently unequal.
    the Topeka school district spending more money on black schools.
    the creation of the ‘separate but equal’ doctrine of segregation.
  • Q7
    The Civil Rights Act of 1964 sought to end the series of laws in the south known as
    the Black Codes.
    Affirmative Action.
    Jim Crow laws.
    Habeas Corpus.
  • Q8
    This famous law prohibits discrimination by employers on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin, and is part of the legacy of President Lyndon Johnson's presidency.
    Twenty-fourth Amendment
    Civil Rights Act of 1964
    Voting Rights Act of 1965
    Title IX
  • Q9
    The Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution has been interpreted by the Supreme Court to
    declare the Line Item Veto unconstitutional.
    make rights contained in the Bill of Rights applicable to the states.
    expand the power of the President and the Executive Branch.
    restrict the application of judicial review.
  • Q10
    Which is the correct order of events that led to increased civil rights and liberties in the United States?
    slavery abolished, 18 year olds guaranteed suffrage, women's suffrage guaranteed, Prohibition ends
    slavery abolished, women's suffrage guaranteed, Prohibition ends, 18 year olds guaranteed suffrage
    women's suffrage guaranteed, Prohibition ends, 18 year olds guaranteed suffrage, slavery abolished
    women's suffrage guaranteed, slavery abolished, Prohibition ends, 18 year olds guaranteed suffrage
  • Q11
    Political parties appeared in the United States shortly after the Constitution was adopted because
    Washington disliked Jefferson.
    differences arose over political and economic issues.
    Great Britain had a two-party system
    the Constitution provides for a two- party system.
  • Q12
    The MAIN function of political parties in the United States is t
    narrow down choices for citizens voting in elections.
    ensure that country remains a representative democracy.
    keep certain types of political candidates out of power.
    help people with similar political ideas express their views.
  • Q13
    The media coverage of the 1960 presidential campaign provided Americans with greater opportunities to see and hear the candidates than ever before. What factor played the biggest role in this new type of media coverage?
    election night reporting of election returns
    radio broadcasts of the national party conventions
    newspaper coverage of the candidates on the campaign trail
    televised debates between John Kennedy and Richard Nixon
  • Q14
    Which of these is one of the ways the media is able to to predict the winners and losers of an election on election day?
    plurality voting
    exit polls
  • Q15
    How is a civic action such as voting different from serving on a jury?
    All citizens can vote, but only some are qualified for jury duty
    U.S. democracy cannot function without voters, but can exist without juries.
    Jury service is considered a civic duty while voting is a responsibility.
    Voting is more important to democracy than jury duty.

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