Chapter 5: Civil Rights And Public Policy

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  • 1. 
    The rallying cry for groups demanding more equality has been
    • A. 

      Civil rights

    • B. 

      Civil liberties

    • C. 

      Civil disobedience

    • D. 

      Civil war

  • 2. 
    Policies that are designed to protect people against arbitrary or discriminatory treatment by government officials or individuals are called
    • A. 

      Social policies

    • B. 

      Civil liberties

    • C. 

      Civil rights

    • D. 

      Civil equalities

  • 3. 
    American society tends to emphasize
    • A. 

      Equal results

    • B. 

      Equal rewards

    • C. 

      Equal opportunities

    • D. 

      Equal distributions

  • 4. 
    The word "equality" does not appear in the original Constitution
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    The idea of equality in the Constitution first appeared in the 
    • A. 

      Original Constitution

    • B. 

      Bill of Rights

    • C. 

      Fourteenth Amendment

    • D. 

      Nineteenth Amendment

  • 6. 
    The five words in the Constitution that refer to equality are
    • A. 

      "all men are created equal"

    • B. 

      "equality and justice for all"

    • C. 

      "equal protection of the laws."

    • D. 

      "equal representation of the states"

  • 7. 
    The Supreme Court has ruled that classifications based on gender are subject to a lower level of scrutiny than classifications based on race
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    In the case of Dread Scott v. Sandford (1857), the Supreme Court defended the idea of
    • A. 

      Slavery

    • B. 

      Equality

    • C. 

      Civil rights

    • D. 

      Equal protection of the laws

  • 9. 
    The Thirteenth Amendment
    • A. 

      Promoted equal protection of the laws

    • B. 

      Gave women the right to vote

    • C. 

      Abolished slavery

    • D. 

      Legalized segregation

  • 10. 
    During the first ten years after the Civil War, many African American men held both state and federal offices
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    In the case of Plessy v. Ferguson (1896), the Supreme Court upheld a Lousiana law providing for
    • A. 

      Slavery

    • B. 

      The civil rights movement

    • C. 

      Equal opportunity

    • D. 

      Segregated facilities

  • 12. 
    The case of Brown v. Board of Education (1954) ended the era of
    • A. 

      Slavery

    • B. 

      Legal segregation

    • C. 

      Civil rights

    • D. 

      Equal opportunity

  • 13. 
    School busing was a practice upheld in the case of
    • A. 

      Dred Scott v. Sandford

    • B. 

      Plessy v. Ferguson

    • C. 

      Brown v. Board of Education

    • D. 

      Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenberg County schools

  • 14. 
    Children assigned to schools near their homes when those homes are in racially segregated neighborhoods is an example of
    • A. 

      Separate but equal

    • B. 

      De jure segregation

    • C. 

      De facto segregation

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 15. 
    The civil rights movement organized both African Americans and Whites to end segregation.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Which of the following was NOT a key strategy of the civil rights movement?
    • A. 

      Sit-ins

    • B. 

      Marches

    • C. 

      Quiet acceptance

    • D. 

      Civil disobedience

  • 17. 
    The 1950s and 1960s saw a marked increase in public policies to foster racial equality primarily due to 
    • A. 

      Court decisions

    • B. 

      The civil rights movement

    • C. 

      Increased African American voting

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 18. 
    Racial discrimination in public places became illegal by the 
    • A. 

      Supreme Court case of Brown v. Board of Education

    • B. 

      Civil Rights Act of 1964

    • C. 

      Voting Rights Act of 1965

    • D. 

      Equality in Employment Act of 1991

  • 19. 
    By the 1980s, few, if any, forms of racial discrimination were left to legislate against.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    Suffrage is the legal right to 
    • A. 

      Free speech

    • B. 

      Vote

    • C. 

      Equal opportunities

    • D. 

      Suffer

  • 21. 
    The fifteenth Amendment extended suffrage to 
    • A. 

      African Americans

    • B. 

      Women

    • C. 

      Native Americans

    • D. 

      Naturalized citizens.

  • 22. 
    Implementation of the Fifteenth Amendment proceeded swiftly and with the total support of the states.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    Southern states attempted to deny African Americans the right to vote through the use of the
    • A. 

      Literacy test

    • B. 

      Poll tax

    • C. 

      White primary

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 24. 
    Poll taxes were declared void by the
    • A. 

      Thirteenth Amendment

    • B. 

      Fifteenth Amendment

    • C. 

      Nineteenth Amendment

    • D. 

      Twenty-fourth amendment

  • 25. 
    Which of the following was NOT a consequence of the Voting Rights Act of 1965?
    • A. 

      The registration of many southern black voters

    • B. 

      The use of White primaries

    • C. 

      The election of more black officials

    • D. 

      The intervention of federal election registrars

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