Government Quiz 26

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  • 1. 
    In the case of _______, a federal court declared the system of voter registration used in Texas to be unconstitutional.
    • A. 

      Edgewood Independent School District v. Kirby

    • B. 

      Brown v. Board of Education

    • C. 

      Smith v. Allwright

    • D. 

      Beare v. Smith

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 2. 
    The "equal protection of the laws" clause, which was the basis of the Supreme Court's 1954 ruling declaring racial segregation in ublic school unconstitutional, is part of the _______ Amendment.
    • A. 

      First

    • B. 

      Fifth

    • C. 

      Tenth

    • D. 

      Fourteenth

    • E. 

      Sixteenth

  • 3. 
    In the case of ________, a state district court judge declared that the system of public education financing in Texas violated the state's constitution.
    • A. 

      Edgewood Independent School District v. Kirby

    • B. 

      Brown v. Board of Education

    • C. 

      Smith v. Allwright

    • D. 

      Beare v. Smith

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 4. 
    "Civil Rights" are basic human rights that include ___________
    • A. 

      The right to vote, to get an education, and to get a job

    • B. 

      The right to choose where to live

    • C. 

      The right to be treated based on individual merits and not be denied because of a group identity

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
    The Fourteenth Amendment _________
    • A. 

      Prohibits states from denying any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the law

    • B. 

      Justifies the Supreme Court striking down segregation laws

    • C. 

      Justifies Congress in passing legislation that makes it a federal crime to prevent a citizen from voting

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    Grassroots activism by African Americans in Texas reflected a struggle to ___________
    • A. 

      Desegregate only businesses

    • B. 

      Obtain only the right to vote

    • C. 

      Obtain equal access to schools, jobs, and public places

    • D. 

      Create a separate school for whites and a separe but equal facility for blacks

  • 7. 
    As a result of the 1997 "10 percent" Texas law written in response to the hopwood decision, _________-
    • A. 

      Texas public universities must automatically admit the students who graduate in the top 10 percent of their high schools

    • B. 

      Texas public universities must recruit students from minority schools only

    • C. 

      Texas public universities will accept only the top 10 percent of the students who have passed the standardized admissions test

    • D. 

      Texas public universities must recruit 10 percent of their students from miority schools

  • 8. 
    Women in the state of Texas have gained protection for their civil rights through ________
    • A. 

      The Texas Equal Rights Amendment

    • B. 

      State legislation that eliminates sex-biased legal rights such as eliminating the right of a husband to rape his wife

    • C. 

      Title IX of congressional legislation that was aimed at eliminating discrimination in education on the basis of sex

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 9. 
    Civil rights refer to those actions that government must take to ensure equal treatment for everyone.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False