Affirmative Action: True Or False

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Affirmative Action: True Or False

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The term ‘affirmative action’ was first used in 1961.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    The state of Texas replaced its affirmative action plan with a percentage plan that guarantees the top 10% of high-school graduates a spot in any state university in Texas. California and Florida have similar programs.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    There is such a thing as ‘reverse discrimination’
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Affirmative action has not succeeded in increasing female and minority representation. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Salary disparities still exist- with women constantly earning less than their male counterparts
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Affirmative Action means hiring individuals who are less qualified than other candidates because of race and/or gender
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Affirmative Action, civil rights, and diversity are the same thing
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Affirmative Action means quotas. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Affirmative Action may have been necessary 30 years ago, but the playing field is fairly level today
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Racial quotas are considered unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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