Civil Rights Quiz Rippee 1st

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Civil Rights Movement Quizzes & Trivia

Chapter 5 from the book, reading, and class.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In the case of Plessy v. Ferguson,
    • A. 

      Housing discrimination was forbidden

    • B. 

      The principle of “separate but equal” was overturned

    • C. 

      School busing was allowed to remedy racial segregation

    • D. 

      United States citizenship and all rights that go with it were granted to former slaves

    • E. 

      The principle of “separate but equal” was used to justify segregation

  • 2. 
    Jim Crow laws were those that
    • A. 

      Were enacted by Southern Whites in the late nineteenth century to segregate African Americans from Whites

    • B. 

      The North enforced in the South in the Reconstruction era following the Civil War, granting rights to former slaves

    • C. 

      Sought to end segregation and bring the races into closer contact with one another

    • D. 

      Justified slavery and set codes for slaves’ behavior

    • E. 

      Established slavery and contract law regulating the slave trade

  • 3. 
    In Brown v. Board of Education (1954), the Supreme Court
    • A. 

      Ordered the Topeka school district to spend more money on Black schools

    • B. 

      Enunciated the principle of equal but separate

    • C. 

      Ruled that the visible signs of education were substantially equal between Black schools and White ones

    • D. 

      Enunciated the principle of separate but equal

    • E. 

      Ruled that school segregation was inherently unequal

  • 4. 
    De facto educational segregation occurs
    • A. 

      By forced school busing to separate the races

    • B. 

      By forced school busing to integrate the races

    • C. 

      When segregated classrooms occur within an integrated school

    • D. 

      By law

    • E. 

      By the reality of neighborhood schools located in areas that happen to be racially segregated

  • 5. 
    In 1964, Congress prohibited federal aid to schools that remained segregated in the
    • A. 

      Civil Rights Act

    • B. 

      No Child Left Behind Act

    • C. 

      National Education Act

    • D. 

      Equal Opportunity Act

    • E. 

      Equality of Education Act

  • 6. 
    Suffrage refers to
    • A. 

      The practice of de facto slavery rather than de jure slavery

    • B. 

      The legal segregation of the races or of men and women in hotels, motels, restaurants, and other public places

    • C. 

      The hardships endured to obtain civil rights for African Americans and equal rights for women

    • D. 

      The legal right to vote

    • E. 

      The practice of shackling slaves working in fields so they could not run away

  • 7. 
    One consequence of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 was
    • A. 

      Dramatic increase in the number of African Americans registered to vote

    • B. 

      Increased access of Blacks to public accommodations

    • C. 

      The increased use of gerrymandering

    • D. 

      Decreased involvement of federal officials in state election procedures

    • E. 

      An increase in segregation

  • 8. 
    In the case of Korematsu v. United States, the Supreme Court
    • A. 

      Ruled that the removal of Japanese Americans from the west coast and their placement in internment camps during World War II was barbaric and unconstitutional

    • B. 

      Ruled just prior to World War II that Japanese Americans living in the United States had to be repatriated to Japan

    • C. 

      Upheld the constitutionality of the United States atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

    • D. 

      Upheld the constitutionality of the removal of Japanese Americans from the west coast and their placement in internment camps during World War II

    • E. 

      Ruled that restrictions on Japanese ownership of land in the United States were unconstitutional

  • 9. 
    Betty Friedan's book, ________, published in 1963, encouraged many women to question traditional assumptions and to assert their rights.
    • A. 

      A Handmaid’s Tale

    • B. 

      The Second Sex

    • C. 

      The Female Eunuch

    • D. 

      Women and Economics

    • E. 

      The Feminine Mystique

  • 10. 
    The Equal Rights Amendment failed because
    • A. 

      It was vetoed by the president

    • B. 

      The Supreme Court voided it as unconstitutional

    • C. 

      It did not win the required two-thirds vote in each chamber of Congress

    • D. 

      It was rejected by the United States Senate

    • E. 

      It fell three states short of sufficient ratification

  • 11. 
    In the case of Regents of the University of California v. Bakke, the Court
    • A. 

      Refused to allow the admission of Bakke to University of California-Davis

    • B. 

      Was united in its decision

    • C. 

      Ordered that University of California-Davis could not use race as a criterion for admission

    • D. 

      Ruled that nursing schools cannot discriminate against men in their admissions procedures

    • E. 

      Ruled that a public university could not set aside a quota of spots for particular groups

  • 12. 
    Which Supreme Court Justice wrote the opinion for Brown v. Board of Education (1954)?
    • A. 

      Earl Warren

    • B. 

      William Rehnquist

    • C. 

      John Roberts

    • D. 

      John Marshall

    • E. 

      Richard Taney

  • 13. 
    The term minority-majority is used to signify
    • A. 

      The melting pot character of the U.S.

    • B. 

      The fact that the U.S. is moving toward a situation in which minority groups will out number Caucasians and Whites of European descent

    • C. 

      African Americans’ underrepresentation in elective office

    • D. 

      Increasing numbers of minorities being elected to office

    • E. 

      Unconstitutionally gerrymandered congressional districts

  • 14. 
    The Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments are often referred to as:
    • A. 

      The Bill of Rights

    • B. 

      The Civil War Amendments

    • C. 

      The Magna Carta

    • D. 

      The Civil Liberties Amendments

    • E. 

      The Progressive Amendments

  • 15. 
    The Thirteenth Amendment was necessary due to the:
    • A. 

      Decision in the Scott v. Sandford case decided by Roger Taney

    • B. 

      Decisions in the Dred Scott case decided by John Marshall

    • C. 

      Emancipation Proclamation given by Lincoln during the Civil War

    • D. 

      Victory by the North in the Civil War

    • E. 

      Supreme Court ruling in Gibbons v. Ogden

  • 16. 
    Which of the following were NOT included in restrictions placed on Blacks in the South during Reconstruction under the various state laws?
    • A. 

      The right to marry

    • B. 

      The right to vote

    • C. 

      The right to serve on juries with white defendants

    • D. 

      The right to testify in courts against white defendants

    • E. 

      The right to own and carry firearms without a license

  • 17. 
    Which of the following was not a provision of the Fourteenth Amendment?
    • A. 

      Due process for all citizens in all states

    • B. 

      Equal protection for all citizens in all states

    • C. 

      Economic equality for all citizens in all states

    • D. 

      Citizenship for all former slaves

    • E. 

      Forbidding states to diminish the privileges and immunities of all citizens

  • 18. 
    Which is NOT a means by which the southern states bypassed the Fifteenth Amendment?
    • A. 

      Poll taxes

    • B. 

      The grandfather clause

    • C. 

      Violent intimidation tactics

    • D. 

      Literacy tests

    • E. 

      Separate “Black” elections

  • 19. 
    The Civil Rights Act of 1875, which attempted to eliminate many of the Jim Crow laws:
    • A. 

      Was the major reason the Civil Rights Movement was successful

    • B. 

      Was found unconstitutional by the Supreme Court

    • C. 

      Was instrumental in destroying Jim Crow systems

    • D. 

      Was a feeble attempt by Congress and unsuccessful when implemented by the states

    • E. 

      Was only somewhat successful and relied on the findings in the Plessy v. Ferguson case to give it standing

  • 20. 
    As President, Harry Truman from Missouri:
    • A. 

      Was against most civil rights legislation and action

    • B. 

      Sought to pacify Black leaders with meaningless commissions and committees

    • C. 

      Appointed several pro-civil rights justices to the Supreme Court

    • D. 

      Closed his eyes to Jim Crow laws and southern discrimination

    • E. 

      Used executive orders to end segregation in the armed services and federal bureaucracy

  • 21. 
    It could be said of President Eisenhower that:
    • A. 

      He was a strong advocate of civil rights

    • B. 

      He made civil rights a top priority immediately taking office with his policy of “Dynamic Conservatism"

    • C. 

      He attempted to fill the Supreme Court with pro-civil rights advocates

    • D. 

      He reluctantly supported the civil rights movement and court decisions

    • E. 

      Without his supreme efforts to ensure that civil rights were moved forward, the entire movement could have collapsed in the 1950s

  • 22. 
    The Twenty-Fourth Amendment ended:
    • A. 

      Poll taxes in federal elections

    • B. 

      School segregation

    • C. 

      Segregation in accommodations and public transportation

    • D. 

      Segregation in all public facilities

    • E. 

      Illegal hiring practices

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