Edwards, Lineberry Chp. 5

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  • 1. 
    The Civil Rights Act did all of the following EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Create the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

    • B. 

      Deny federal funding to businesses and schools that practiced racial discrimination

    • C. 

      Prevent racial discrimination in housing

    • D. 

      Prohibit racial discrimination in hotels, in restaurants, and on public transportation

    • E. 

      Outlaw job discrimination

  • 2. 
    Which of the following generalizations accurately describe the advancement of civil rights in the twentieth century?I.  The Fourteenth Amendment served as the foundation on which the Supreme Court based many of its decisions regarding civil rightsII.  The national government has opted to pursue civil rights at the expense of limited governmentIII.  The Supreme Court typically finds laws that racial classifications are unconstitutionalIV.  The Supreme Court has outlawed all laws that classify citizens by race, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity and disability
    • A. 

      II only

    • B. 

      IV only

    • C. 

      I and II only

    • D. 

      III and IV only

    • E. 

      I, II, and III only

  • 3. 
    The Equal Rights Amendment has not become a part of the Constitution because
    • A. 

      It was not ratified by enough states

    • B. 

      The Senate voted against it after the House had passed it

    • C. 

      The women's rights movement has focused primarily on preserving protectionist laws

    • D. 

      The Supreme Court found it unconstitutional

    • E. 

      Feminists decried it for neglecting to take a firm position on women's rights

  • 4. 
    Opponents of affirmative action claim that it
    • A. 

      Violates the First Amendment freedom of speech

    • B. 

      Fails to sufficiently compensate minorities for past discrimination

    • C. 

      Encourages reverse discrimination

    • D. 

      Excuses the federal government from having to enforce civil rights

    • E. 

      Favors certain minority groups over other minority groups

  • 5. 
    Which of the following statements accurately describes the relationship between Plessy v. Ferguson and Brown v. Board of Education?
    • A. 

      Plessy reinforced the advancement of civil rights begun by the Supreme Court in Brown

    • B. 

      The Supreme Court overturned its decision in Plessy with its Brown ruling

    • C. 

      Both Plessy and Brown extended voting rights to disenfranchised African Americans in the South

    • D. 

      Both Plessy and Brown made desegregation in public schools compulsory

    • E. 

      The Supreme Court extended the precedent established in Plessy with its Brown decision

  • 6. 
    Which of the following grups has focused on ensuring civil rights for Hispanic Americans and Latinos? 
    • A. 

      MALDEF

    • B. 

      AIM

    • C. 

      NAACP

    • D. 

      EEOC

    • E. 

      ADA

  • 7. 
    Where is the guarantee of "equal protection of the laws" found?
    • A. 

      In the Bill of Rights

    • B. 

      In the Supreme Court's decision in Korematsu v. United States

    • C. 

      In the Supreme Court's decision in Brown v. Board of Education

    • D. 

      In the Fourteenth Amendment

    • E. 

      In the preamble to the Constitution

  • 8. 
    In which of the followng cases did the Supreme Court first declare gender discrimination unconstitutional?
    • A. 

      Faragher v. City of Boca Raton

    • B. 

      Reed v. Reed

    • C. 

      Stanton v. Stanton

    • D. 

      Craig v. Boren

    • E. 

      Dothard. v. Rawlinson

  • 9. 
    All of the following were methods used by Southern states to reduce the electoral voice of African Americans EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Tests about the Constitution

    • B. 

      White primaries

    • C. 

      Literacy tests

    • D. 

      Poll taxes

    • E. 

      The Fifteenth Amendment

  • 10. 
    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. 

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

    • C. 

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

    • D. 

      Was united in its decision

    • E. 

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