Government Quiz 25

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  • 1. 
    • A. 

      The Supreme Court ruled in 1865 that the Fifteenth Amendment made them U.S. Citizens

    • B. 

      They have been citizens since the 1800s

    • C. 

      Congress passed an act in 1924 to make them U.S. citizens.

    • D. 

      They are not considered citizens of the United States if they live on a reservation.

  • 2. 
    AIM is an organization that is interested in furthering the interests of which of the following people?
    • A. 

      African Americans

    • B. 

      American Indians

    • C. 

      Hispanics

    • D. 

      Asian Americans

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      To protect dairy prices for American farmers

    • B. 

      To provide the same rights for farm workers as union members in other industries

    • C. 

      To have legally recognized the right of farm workers to collectively organize

    • D. 

      Both B and C

  • 4. 
    The New Progressive Party supports which of the following positions?
    • A. 

      Statehood for Puerto Rico

    • B. 

      Independence for Puerto Rico

    • C. 

      Commonwealth status for Puerto Rico

    • D. 

      Terrorism to support Puerto Rican independence

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      It was passed in 1994 by the state of California to deny welfare and other benefits to illegal immigrants.

    • B. 

      It was passed in 1994 by the state of Texas to deny welfare benefits to both legal and illegal immigrants.

    • C. 

      It was passed in 1994 by the state of Texas to deny publicly funded education to the children of illegal immigrants.

    • D. 

      It was passed in Colorado to prevent the state from banning discrimination against gays.

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      The National Organization for Women (NOW)

    • B. 

      AIM

    • C. 

      Armed Forces of Liberation (FALN)

    • D. 

      New Progressive Party

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      Massachusetts' highest court in 2003 ruled that gay couple have the right to marry.

    • B. 

      President Bush in 2004 called for a constitutional amendment to prohibit gay marriages.

    • C. 

      The U.S. Supreme Court in 2003 ruled that states could not outlaw private sexual conduct.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      First Amendment

    • B. 

      Fourteenth Amendment

    • C. 

      Nineteenth Amendment

    • D. 

      Twenty-seventh Amendment

  • 9. 
    In the case of Plessy v. Ferguson the Supreme Court adopted which of the following?
    • A. 

      The doctrine of "separate but equal"

    • B. 

      The doctrine that segregation is "inherently unequal"

    • C. 

      The doctrine that desegregation must take place with "all deliberate speed"

    • D. 

      The doctrine that the Fourteenth Amendment forbids only discrimination by states but not discrimination by private citizens

  • 10. 
    The decision of the Supreme Court in the case of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas was based on the Court's interpretation of the _________
    • A. 

      First Amendment

    • B. 

      Tenth Amendment

    • C. 

      Fourteenth Amendment

    • D. 

      Twenty-seventh Amendment

  • 11. 
    • A. 

      Martin Luther King Jr.

    • B. 

      James Meredith

    • C. 

      Stokely Carmichael

    • D. 

      Rosa Parks

  • 12. 
    • A. 

      It prohibited discrimination based upon religion or race in public accomodations that affect interstate comerce.

    • B. 

      It prohibited discrimination because of race, color, gender, religion, or national origin by employers and labor unions.

    • C. 

      It barred voting registrars from adopting different standards for white and black applicants.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 13. 
    Your authors attribute the increase in black voter participation and the increase in the number of minority people who are now serving in public office to which of the following/
    • A. 

      The fifteenth Amendment

    • B. 

      The Civil Rights Act of 1964

    • C. 

      The Voting Rights Act of 1965

    • D. 

      The Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas

  • 14. 
    In its ruling in the Bakke case, the Supreme Court held that ________
    • A. 

      Universities have the right to give preference to blacks and other minorities as long as they do not use rigid racial "quotas".

    • B. 

      The history of the 1964 Civil Rights Act shows that it was designed to prohibit all private affirmative action programs

    • C. 

      Affirmative action plans to protect recently hired black employees must yield to seniority when layoffs are necessary

    • D. 

      Allan Bakke had no right to be admitted to the medical school of the University of California at Davis.

  • 15. 
    By 2006, there were ________ African Americans in Congress and more than nine thousand black elected officials throughout the nation.
    • A. 

      Twenty-five

    • B. 

      Thirty

    • C. 

      Forty-three

    • D. 

      Seventy

  • 16. 
    The diverse groups of people of color and women in the United States have all the following struggles in common EXCEPT the _______
    • A. 

      Experience of discrimination and prejudice

    • B. 

      Struggle against racism and sexism

    • C. 

      Persecution for their religious beliefs

    • D. 

      Struggle for equal rights

  • 17. 
    Equality was envisioned by the Founders as equality among ________
    • A. 

      Naturalized citizens

    • B. 

      Native-born citizens

    • C. 

      All white citizens

    • D. 

      White males

  • 18. 
    Russell means states that racism exists because people in the united States _____
    • A. 

      Hate people who are different

    • B. 

      Learn only about family relationships

    • C. 

      Fear those they do not know

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 19. 
    One reason that stereotypes are so damaging to racial and thnic minorities is that they come to believe in __________
    • A. 

      Themselves

    • B. 

      The sysem

    • C. 

      Those stereotypes

    • D. 

      The political leaders

  • 20. 
    The attempt to correct for the historical disadvantages which women and minorities have endured was called __________
    • A. 

      Due process of law

    • B. 

      Equal protection of the law

    • C. 

      Affirmative action

    • D. 

      Micro aggressions