Chapter 6 - Civil Rights #1

10 Questions | Total Attempts: 170

SettingsSettingsSettings
Civil Right Quizzes & Trivia

.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The _________________ Amendment to the U.S. Constitution appeared to guarantee equal rights for blacks.
    • A. 

      First

    • B. 

      Fourteenth

    • C. 

      Twenty-first

    • D. 

      Twenty-fifth

    • E. 

      Twenty-sixth

  • 2. 
    In the ________________ decision, the Supreme Court ruled that "separate-but-equal" facilities were constitutional.
    • A. 

      Plessy v. Ferguson

    • B. 

      Brown v. Board of Education

    • C. 

      Loving v. Virginia

    • D. 

      Cumming v. Richmond County Board of Education

    • E. 

      Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education

  • 3. 
    In Brown v. Board of Education, the Supreme Court
    • A. 

      Declared unconstitutional laws creating schools that were separate but obviously unequal.

    • B. 

      Declared unconstitutional laws supporting schools that were separate but unequal in subtle ways.

    • C. 

      Ruled that racially separate schools were inherently unequal and therefore unconstitutional.

    • D. 

      Ruled that schools discriminating on the basis of race could be denied access to federal funds.

    • E. 

      Ruled that segregation was lawful if mandated by a state constitution.

  • 4. 
    The difference between de facto and de jure segregation is that
    • A. 

      The former results from private choices, the latter from public law.

    • B. 

      The former results from public law, the latter from private choices.

    • C. 

      The former existed in the past, the latter continues in the present.

    • D. 

      The former continues in the present, the latter existed in the past.

    • E. 

      The former deals with perceptions, the latter deals with verified facts.

  • 5. 
    In the Dred Scott Case (Scott v. Sanford), the Supreme Court ruled
    • A. 

      That the separate-but-equal facilities were constitutional.

    • B. 

      That busing to mandate integration was constitutional.

    • C. 

      That Congress had no authority to ban slavery in a territory and that a slave was considered a piece of property.

    • D. 

      That states could not ban interracial marriage.

    • E. 

      None of the above is true.

  • 6. 
    One factor helping to break the deadlock that developed in the civil rights movement during the early 1960s was the
    • A. 

      Democratic landslide of 1964.

    • B. 

      Supreme Court's ruling in Brown v. Board of Education.

    • C. 

      Centralization of power in the House and Senate.

    • D. 

      Civil unrest that shook several northern cities.

    • E. 

      Election of Republican presidents.

  • 7. 
    The origin of the movement to give more rights to women was probably the
    • A. 

      Rights Manifesto.

    • B. 

      Seneca Falls Convention.

    • C. 

      Nineteenth Amendment.

    • D. 

      "Rosie the Riveter" worker.

    • E. 

      Equal Rights Amendment.

  • 8. 
    The __________________ Amendment made clear that no state may deny the right to vote on the basis of sex.
    • A. 

      Fifteenth

    • B. 

      Nineteenth

    • C. 

      Twentieth

    • D. 

      Twenty-first

    • E. 

      Twenty-second

  • 9. 
    Which of the following statements concerning the "right to privacy" is correct?
    • A. 

      It is said to emanate from provisions in the Fourteenth Amendment.

    • B. 

      It is not mentioned in the Constitution.

    • C. 

      It is explicitly mentioned in the First and Fifth Amendments.

    • D. 

      It is explicitly mentioned in the First, Second, and Fifth Amendments.

    • E. 

      It is explicitly mentioned in the Preamble of the Constitution.

  • 10. 
    In this seminal decision, the Supreme Court held that a "right to privacy" is "broad enough to encompass a woman's decision whether or not to terminate a pregnancy."
    • A. 

      Griswold v. Connecticut

    • B. 

      Webster v. Reproductive Health Services

    • C. 

      Planned Parenthood v. Casey

    • D. 

      Roe v. Wade

    • E. 

      Gonzales v. Carhart

Back to Top Back to top