**civil Rights, Immigration, And Nativism

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Civil Rights Movement Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz helps prepare students for the California U. S. History STAR test. It covers Civil Rights, immigration, and nativism.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    An important effect of the Fourteenth Amendment was that
    • A. 

      Racial discrimination ended in the South.

    • B. 

      The federal government became the ultimate protector of individual rights.

    • C. 

      African-Americans gained the right to vote.

    • D. 

      Slavery ended.

  • 2. 
    The Supreme Court’s Plessy v. Ferguson ruling on separate but equal treatment
    • A. 

      Required southern governments not to discriminate in state employment.

    • B. 

      Entrenched the system of segregation and Jim Crow laws that the South had developed after Reconstruction ended.

    • C. 

      Allowed the South to provide either separate facilities or no facilities to African-Americans compared to facilities provided for use by whites.

    • D. 

      Outlawed separate facilities for African-Americans, saying separate was inherently unequal.

  • 3. 
    President Harry Truman’s action that advanced the civil rights of African-Americans was
    • A. 

      Announcing the Truman Doctrine on protecting European countries from communist takeover.

    • B. 

      Ending segregation in federal employment.

    • C. 

      Ending segregation in the military.

    • D. 

      Abolishing the death penalty.

  • 4. 
    How were James Farmer and Martin Luther King similar?
    • A. 

      They both believed that there were times when violence in the civil rights fight was necessary

    • B. 

      Both secretly agreed with much of Malcolm X’s preaching.

    • C. 

      Both were assassinated.

    • D. 

      They both believed in staying nonviolent in their fight for civil rights.

  • 5. 
    The goal of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 was to
    • A. 

      Increase support for the Vietnam War.

    • B. 

      Register more voters all over the country.

    • C. 

      Make voting a matter of federal rather than state law.

    • D. 

      Increase the black vote.

  • 6. 
    Which of the following Civil Rights organizations adopted the use of force?
    • A. 

      National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

    • B. 

      Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC)

    • C. 

      Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC)

    • D. 

      Black Panthers

  • 7. 
    The United Farm Workers had difficulty gaining national recognition because
    • A. 

      People were racist against Mexicans.

    • B. 

      The landowners/growers signed deals with other unions to represent the workers.

    • C. 

      There was an anti-union movement at the time.

    • D. 

      They didn’t have much power to vote because of being immigrant non-citizens.

  • 8. 
    Growing anti-Catholic sentiment in the first half of the twentieth century related to increased immigration from
    • A. 

      Northern Europe.

    • B. 

      Asia.

    • C. 

      Latin America.

    • D. 

      Southern and eastern Europe.

  • 9. 
    One reason many Americans joined the Ku Klux Klan in the 1920s was
    • A. 

      Opposition to Prohibition.

    • B. 

      Resentment over the large numbers of new immigrants.

    • C. 

      Objections to women obtaining the right to vote.

    • D. 

      The desire for isolation from world affairs.

  • 10. 
    Nativist support for the Immigration Act of 1924 led to the Act’s
    • A. 

      Lifting of the ban on Chinese immigration.

    • B. 

      Lifting of the ban on Japanese immigration.

    • C. 

      Restrictions on immigration by Latin Americans.

    • D. 

      Establishment of a quota system for immigration from areas other than the western hemisphere.

  • 11. 
    What did large California farm owners hope to gain by encouraging immigration from Mexico in the last half of the 20th century?
    • A. 

      A plentiful source of labor

    • B. 

      More voters who would side with them in elections

    • C. 

      People with strong farm management experience that could improve the farms

    • D. 

      Members to support a bigger farm workers union

  • 12. 
    Most immigration in the last half of the 20th century came from
    • A. 

      Latin America and Asia.

    • B. 

      Northwestern Europe.

    • C. 

      Africa.

    • D. 

      Canada.

  • 13. 
    A major factor in the declining number of family farms in the last half of the 20th century is
    • A. 

      Large corporate farms.

    • B. 

      The lack of enough water to support a small farm.

    • C. 

      The decision by so many young adults raised on family farms to move to the cities.

    • D. 

      The increase in the number of Mexican immigrants.

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