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How did the passage of the Voting Act of 1965 impact voting rights?
a) it gave non citizens the right to vote
b) it gave women the right to vote
c) it banned public polling
d) it banned laws and restrictions that prevented people from voting.

The actions of Rosa Parks demonstrated what philosophy taught by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.?
a) refusing to use religion when inspiring change
b) using intimidation when inspiring change
c) practicing civil disobedience
d) promoting violent revolution

Which person was a leader of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States?
a) John F. Kennedy
b) Marting Luther King Jr
c) Joseph McCarthy
d) Storm Thurmond

How did the Supreme Court's decision in Brown v. Board of Education change in the United Staes?
a) It declared segregation of public places to be unconstitutional.
b) It supported the rights of states to create segregation laws.
c) It established national education standards.
d) It prevented the creation of teachers’ unions.

Which action is the best example of Dr. King's approach to the Civil Rights Movement?
a) peaceful sit-ins at segregated lunch counters throughout the nation
b) violent rioting in front of the White House
c) destruction of government buildings
d) assaulting whites who do not treat the blacks equally

What do the 14th Amendment, the Civil Rights of 1964, ad the Voting Act of 1965 all have in common?
a) They were all aimed at placing restrictions on immigrants.
b) They each provided new methods of voting in presidential elections.
c) They all provided more rights to children.
d) They were all aimed at ending discrimination.

How did TV help change public opinions on the Civil Rights Movement?
a) It distracted most Americans from being aware of the political movement.
b) It inspired many foreign nations to pursue civil rights within their own borders.
c) It brought live images of violence and protests into the average American's home.
d) It helped keep the movement isolated to southern states

What is one way that Martin Luther King Jr. helped shape African Americans' fight for equal rights in the 1960s?
a) He promoted the status quo and supported segregation.
b) He promoted civil disobedience and nonviolence.
c) He promoted aggressive and violent protest.
d) He promoted a mass emigration to Africa.

How did the Civil Rights Movement shape American society?
a) It forced Japanese Americans into internment camps.
b) It improved the rights and opportunities of African Americans.
c) It increased American trade with Asia.
d) It brought an end to the Cold War.

What Supreme Court decision ended the political support for the concept of separate but equal?
a) Brown v. Board of Education
b) Dred Scott v Sanford
c) Plessy V. Ferguson
d) Roe v. wade

Malcom X and Martin Luther King are best known for their efforts in what field?
a) international trade
b) civil rights
c) business practices
d) military tactics

The actions of Rosa Parks demonstrated what philosophy taught by Dr. Martin Luther King. Jr.
a) refusing to use religion when inspiring change
b) using intimidation when inspiring change
c) practicing civil disobedience
d) promoting violent revolution

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