Apartheid In South Africa

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Apartheid In South Africa - Quiz

What is allowed under apartheid in early 1980s South Africa. . .


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Is this allowed under apartheid? A bi-racial man (mother was ethnically black, father was European) wants to marry a white woman. 

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    B. No
    Explanation
    The Prohibition of Mixed Marriages Act of 1949 prevented all marriages between "Europeans and non-Europeans." This meant that any man or woman of another color (mixed race, too) could not marry a white friend.

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  • 2. 

    Is this allowed under Apartheid? A Black man wants to create a political group where he talks to other Black men. However, this political group opposes the National Party's regime.

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    B. No
    Explanation
    The Suppression of Communism Act of 1950 banned all political groups that subscribed to "communism." However, the broad wording of the Law made "communism" mean anything that was against the National Party's regime. Many Black political groups were suppressed, merely for opposing the current government.

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  • 3. 

    A black woman is working for a white family and the white family brings them to the polls on Election Day. Can the black woman vote?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    B. No
    Explanation
    Africans were unable to vote until 1968, when a Supreme Court decision in South Africa struck down the Separate Representation of Voters Act. Then, a 1969 law stripped Blacks of their vote and created 10 separate voting governments that were only for Blacks, separate from the white ruling government.

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  • 4. 

    A Black man prints anti-apartheid papers for his friends. Is a police officer allowed to search his house and detain him without a warrant?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    The General Law Amendment Act of 1963 allowed any police officer to detain a colored person for political crimes.

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  • 5. 

    A Black worker of skilled labor wants to join a labor so that he is able to strike for better wages, like workers are able to do in any other democracy.

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    B. No
    Explanation
    The Industrial Conciliatory Act of 1956 banned all labor membership for colored people or mixed unions for whites and blacks to work together. The Settlement of Disputes Act of 1953 banned all strikes for colored people.

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