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US History — Civil Rights

Quiz by Connie Lee

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  • Q1
    Which of the following actions, designed to oppose a political or business policy, is closest to the approach used by Martin Luther King, Jr.?
    A union picketer assaulting a strikebreaker
    A war protester accepting a jail term rather than registering for the draft
    A government employee resisting arrest for failure to pay income taxes
    Dissatisfied workers destroying machinery in their factory
  • Q2
    The original purpose of affirmative action programs was to
    increase educational and employment opportunities for women and minorities.
    decrease social welfare costs by requiring recipients of public assistance to work.
    reduce the federal deficit by increasing government efficiency.
    improve the American economy by guaranteeing that employees will be highly skilled.
  • Q3
    In the Supreme Court case, Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, the effect of the ruling was to
    force states to spend an equal amount on each public school student.
    desegregate the armed forces and the military academies.
    establish affirmative action programs in higher education.
    require the integration of white and colored in public schools.
  • Q4
    After the passage of the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments, African Americans continued to experience political and economic oppression mainly because
    many African Americans distrusted the federal government.
    Southern legislatures enacted Jim Crow (segregation) laws.
    poor communication kept African Americans from discovering their legal rights.
    the Amendments were not intended to directly solve the problems of African Americans.
  • Q5
    The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was passed in an effort to correct
    segregation in public schools.
    unfair immigration quotas.
    limitations on freedom of speech.
    racial and gender discrimination.
  • Q6
    Martin Luther King, Jr. first emerged as a leader in the civil rights movement when he
    challenged the authority of the Supreme Court.
    led the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
    led the non-violent protest in Arkansas.
    refused to give up his seat on a bus to a white man.
  • Q7
    In the case of Plessy v. Ferguson (1896), the Supreme Court ruled that
    segregation on public transportation was unconstitutional.
    "separate but equal" was unconstitutional.
    public schools must immediately desegregate.
    racial segregation was constitutional.
  • Q8
    In which of the following cases did the Supreme Court rule “separate but equal” facilities were legal and constitutional?
    Roe v. Wade
    Plessy v. Ferguson
    Regents of the University of California v. Bakke
    Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka
  • Q9
    The National Organization for Women (NOW) was founded in 1966 in order to
    advocate restrictions on access to abortion.
    oppose the proposed Equal Rights Amendment.
    advocate equal access for women to athletic facilities.
    challenge gender discrimination in the social spaces (e.g. the workplace).
  • Q10
    President Dwight Eisenhower upheld a federal court desegregation ruling by sending in the National Guard to
    Topeka, Kansas.
    Little Rock, Arkansas
    Ferguson, Missouri.
    Montgomery, Alabama.
  • Q11
    Betty Friedan’s book, The Feminine Mystique,
    argued that women led unfulfilling lives in the traditional home.
    opposed women who had independent careers.
    supported federal protection of abortion rights.
    proposed that men have difficulties meeting the emotional needs of women.
  • Q12
    Which of the following events spurred the social movement depicted in the image above?
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    The announcement of the "I Have a Dream" speech
    The publication of "The Feminine Mystique"
    The Stonewall Riots
    The Montgomery Bus Boycott
  • Q13
    Which of the following scenarios would be considered unconstitutional after the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA)?
    A woman being turned down for a job position because she is not a man
    A woman deciding to become a housewife and mother
    African Americans being forced to sit at the back of the bus
    African Americans being verbally harassed in their place of work
  • Q14
    The abolitionist movement, the women’s suffrage movement, and the 1960s civil rights movement are all examples of reform efforts that
    developed significant support from the American public.
    achieved their goals without government action.
    succeeded without causing major controversy.
    failed to affect the nation as a whole.
  • Q15
    In the early 1960s, Malcolm X challenged the leadership of Martin Luther King, Jr. in the civil rights movement by arguing that
    integration and cooperation with white America was the best path to empowerment.
    African Americans could move toward political equality by first developing stronger career skills.
    court litigation was a more effective strategy to gain civil rights than mass protest rallies.
    African Americans must defend themselves against racism by using violence if necessary.

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