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The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was passed in an effort to correct
a) racial and gender discrimination
b) limitations on freedom of speech
c) unfair immigration quotas
d) segregation in the armed forces

In the US south, the number of registered African american voters grew by almost 500% in some states during the 1960s. Which of the following best explains this growth?
a) enactment of voting-reform laws by these southern states
b) Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education
c) passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965
d) executive branch’s resistance to protecting the civil rights of minorities

''To separate African American school children from others of similar age and qualifications solely because of their race generates a feeling of inferiority '' - Brown v. Board ---What was the decision of the Supreme Court?
a) School children should be separated by age.
b) Segregated schools are harmful to students.
c) State governments must provide funding to schools.
d) Local communities should build segregated schools.

Which action designed to oppose a political or business policy is closest to the approach used by Martin Luther King, Jr.?
a) a war protester accepting a jail term rather than registering for the draft
b) a union picketer assaulting a strikebreaker
c) a government employee resisting arrest for failure to pay income taxes
d) dissatisfied workers destroying machinery in their factory Correct Answer Number: 1

Separate water fountains and restrooms during the 1950s was direct result of the
a) Great Migration
b) application of grandfather clauses
c) passage of Jim Crow laws
d) Montgomery bus boycott

Martin Luther King Jr. told his listeners that it was time to end racism and segregation. He wanted justice for all. He wanted the United States to be a true democracy. Which idea from the Declaration of Independence best supports the speech?
a) The people rule the government.
b) Grievances against unjust governments should be made public.
c) All people have the right to life and liberty.
d) The people can overthrow the government if they disagree with it.

In Plessy v. Ferguson (1896), the Supreme Court ruled that
a) states may not secede from the Union
b) all western territories should be open to slavery
c) racial segregation was constitutional
d) slaves are property and may not be taken from their owners

“. . . I was disappointed not to see what is inside Central High School. I don’t understand why the governor of Arkansas sent grown-up soldiers to keep us out. “President Dwight D. Eisenhower reacted to the situation described in this passage by
a) forcing the governor of Arkansas to resign
b) allowing the people of Arkansas to resolve the problem
c) asking the Supreme Court to speed up racial integration
d) sending federal troops to enforce integration

In 1954, the Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka advanced the civil rights movement by
a) guaranteeing equal voting rights to African Americans
b) banning racial segregation in hotels and restaurants
c) declaring that racial segregation in public schools violated the 14th amendment
d) upholding the principle of separate but equal public facilities

rtin Luther King, Jr. first emerged as a leader of the civil rights movement when he
a) led the bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama
b) refused to give up his seat on a bus to a white man
c) challenged the authority of the Supreme Court
d) was elected as the first black congressman from the South

Lunch counter sit-ins and the actions of freedom riders are examples of
a) steps taken in support of the Americans with Disabilities Act
b) programs dealing with affirmative action
c) violent acts by the Black Panthers
d) nonviolent attempts to oppose segregation

Which generalization can most accurately be drawn from a study of Supreme Court cases Plessy v. Ferguson and Brown v. Board of Education?
a) The Supreme Court has issued consistent decisions in cases involving rights of the accused.
b) Supreme Court decisions are accepted without public controversy.
c) The Justices believe that social issues are best left for state courts to decide.
d) The Supreme Court has helped to determine public policy.

When President Dwight D. Eisenhower sent Federal troops to Little Rock, Arkansas, during the 1957 school integration crisis, he was exercising his constitutional power as
a) Chief Legislator
b) Commander-in-Chief
c) Chief Diplomat
d) Head of State

Under Chief Justice Earl Warren, the Supreme Court was considered activist because of its
a) reluctance to overturn state laws
b) insistence on restricting freedom of speech to spoken words
c) expansion of individual rights in criminal cases
d) refusal to reconsider the issues of the Plessy v. Ferguson case

When necessary to achieve justice, which method did Martin Luther King, Jr., urge his followers to employ?
a) using violence to bring about political change
b) engaging in civil disobedience
c) leaving any community in which racism is practiced
d) demanding that Congress pay reparations to African Americans

''Separate educational facilities are inherently unequal.'' -Brown v. Board of Education -----The effect of this Supreme Court ruling was to
a) establish affirmative action programs in higher education
b) require the integration of public schools
c) desegregate the armed forces and the military academies
d) force states to spend an equal amount on each public school student

''I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident; that all men are created equal.'' --Which step was taken following this speech?
a) desegregation of the Armed Forces
b) ruling in Plessy v. Ferguson
c) elimination of the Ku Klux Klan
d) passage of new civil rights acts

We conclude that in the field of public education the doctrine of ‘separate but equal’ has no place. Separate educational facilities are inherently unequal.” —Brown v. Board of Edu - Which constitutional idea was the basis for this decision?
a) protection against double jeopardy
b) freedom of speech
c) right of assembly
d) equal protection of the law

During the civil rights movement of the 1960s, activities of the Congress of Racial Equality, the National Urban League, and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) illustrated that
a) all civil rights groups use the same tactics
b) different approaches can be used to achieve a common goal
c) organizational differences usually lead to failure
d) violence is the best tool for achieving social change

Which of the following is the social movement to end segregation and racial discrimination in the United States during the 1950s and 1960s?
a) abolitionist movement
b) woman’s suffrage movement
c) civil rights movement
d) environmental movement

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