US History Final Unit 4

33 Questions | Total Attempts: 42

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  • 1. 
    Some southern states limited voting only to people that could?
    • A. 

      Sing in Spanish

    • B. 

      Read English

    • C. 

      Drive cars

  • 2. 
    What was the purpose of the Grandfather Clause?
    • A. 

      Provide health care to Grandfathers

    • B. 

      Allow people that couldn't pay taxes or read to vote if his father or grandfather could vote

    • C. 

      To restrict Grandfathers to vote

  • 3. 
    Southern states passed laws to separate white and blacks in what places? 
    • A. 

      Bathrooms

    • B. 

      Houses

    • C. 

      Most public and private places

  • 4. 
    What did the supreme court rule in the Plessy Vs. Ferguson case?
    • A. 

      Separation of races was legal

    • B. 

      Plessy was right

    • C. 

      Ferguson was right

  • 5. 
    What clause did the Plessy Vs. Ferguson case establish?
    • A. 

      Separate but Equal Clause

    • B. 

      Voting Clause

    • C. 

      Child Labor Clause

  • 6. 
    What was the race relations between Blacks and Whites?
    • A. 

      They were very friendly with each other

    • B. 

      There was a lot of violence and blacks would be shot or hanged without trial

    • C. 

      The whites were jailed without traial

  • 7. 
    By the 1900's where did the Blacks move to in order to find better paying jobs and social equality?
    • A. 

      The North

    • B. 

      The South

    • C. 

      The East

  • 8. 
    What happened after the Blacks moved to the new part of the country?
    • A. 

      They were welcomed by a large parade

    • B. 

      Their lives improved

    • C. 

      They were forced into segregated neighborhoods and faced discrimination at work

  • 9. 
    In the late 1800's ___________ workers were highered to construct rail lines in the south west and worked for less money.
    • A. 

      Indians

    • B. 

      Mexicans

    • C. 

      Chinese

  • 10. 
    Which of the following industries did Mexicans not become a large labor force in?
    • A. 

      Mining

    • B. 

      Agriculture

    • C. 

      Technology

  • 11. 
    Definition of Debt Peonage
    • A. 

      Having all your debt paid off by a wealthy business man

    • B. 

      Paying debt through valuable items

    • C. 

      System that bound laborers into slavery in order to pay of debt to employers

  • 12. 
    What did whites do to Chinese immigrants when they feared they were a threat to their jobs?
    • A. 

      Forced them into segregated neighborhoods and schools

    • B. 

      Helped them open Chinese restaurants

    • C. 

      Sent them to Jamaica

  • 13. 
    What was the Jim Crows Laws?
    • A. 

      A part of the Amendents

    • B. 

      A bill passed by congress

    • C. 

      A law that was called Jim Crow

    • D. 

      A famous Inventor

    • E. 

      A law part of the constitution

  • 14. 
    An annual tax that should be paid before qualifying to vote, this is called
    • A. 

      Jim Crow Laws

    • B. 

      Grandfather Clause

    • C. 

      Poll Tax

    • D. 

      Segregation

    • E. 

      Debt Peonage

  • 15. 
    All of these made the Jim Crow Laws segregational EXCEPT
    • A. 

      In hospital

    • B. 

      In School

    • C. 

      In the Parks

    • D. 

      In the Church

    • E. 

      In the Transportation Systems

  • 16. 
    Under segregation (or "Jim Crow") laws, many southern states passed "disfranchisement" laws.  What does disfranchisement mean?
    • A. 

      Taking away someone's business.

    • B. 

      Taking away someone's farm land or home.

    • C. 

      Taking away someone's right to vote.

    • D. 

      Separating the races on transportation.

  • 17. 
    Which of the following were disfranchisement laws passed by southern states?  Check all that apply. (Fun Fact:  Most states only used one or two of these correct answers.  Mississippi used all of them!)
    • A. 

      Poll Tax

    • B. 

      Literacy Test (unfairly administered)

    • C. 

      Racial test

    • D. 

      Grandfather Clause-If your grandfather did not vote, you cannot vote.

  • 18. 
    The poll tax was not made illegal until the passage of the 24th Amendment to the US Constitution in 1964.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    What is lynching?
    • A. 

      Arresting someone and not telling them why they have been arrested

    • B. 

      When a person is murdered by a mob for breaking a social rule, usually a racial rule.

    • C. 

      Denying someone the right to vote

    • D. 

      Using the police to protect a person's rights.

  • 20. 
    What is the name of the Supreme Court case that established the precedent that separation of the races was acceptable as long as the faciliities were equal?  (SEPARATE BUT EQUAL) Precedent= an earlier case that provides a model for courts to follow in future cases
    • A. 

      McCullough v. Maryland

    • B. 

      Dred Scott v. Sanford

    • C. 

      Brown v. Board of Education

    • D. 

      Plessy v. Ferguson

  • 21. 
    Which of the following was NOT a segregation law?
    • A. 

      Black citizens could not ride any train.

    • B. 

      Black and white students must attend separate schools

    • C. 

      Black and white citizens must use separate bathrooms

    • D. 

      Black citizens could not enter a whites only restaurant.

  • 22. 
    Conditions under segregation lead to a shorter average lifespan for African-Americans.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    When did southern segregation laws begin?
    • A. 

      The 1830s (Jacksonian Democracy)

    • B. 

      The 1880s and 1890s (Gilded Age)

    • C. 

      The 1930s (Great Depression)

    • D. 

      The 1960s (Post-WWII era)

  • 24. 
    Which of the following were ways of enforcing segregation behavior? Check all that apply.
    • A. 

      The US Army and/or National Guard patrolled southern streets.

    • B. 

      The police and prisons enforced the law, often unfairly.

    • C. 

      Fear of violence, especially lynching.

    • D. 

      Disfranchisement laws

    • E. 

      Economic pressure, such as losing one's job.

  • 25. 
    Which of the following behaviors were expected of African-Americans under segregation?  Check all that apply. These behaviors are "the mask" that Paul Laurence Dunbar describes in his famous "We Wear the Mask" poem.
    • A. 

      Wait in line until all white customers have been served.

    • B. 

      Avert their gaze, shuffle their feet, remove or tip hat in respect to whites.

    • C. 

      Step off of the sidewalk when a white person walked past.

    • D. 

      To not enter certain parts of town unless employed there.

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