1965 Literacy Test

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1965 Literacy Test

  1. 1. WEEKLY TEN Act like you know...
  2. 2. 1 <ul><li>Which of the following is a right guaranted by the Bill of Rights? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Public Education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Employment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Trial by Jury </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Voting </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. 2 <ul><li>The federal census of populations is taken every how many years? </li></ul>
  4. 4. 3 <ul><li>A US senator elected at the genral election in November takes office the following year on what date? </li></ul>
  5. 5. 4 <ul><li>Name two levels of government which can levy taxes. </li></ul>
  6. 6. 5 <ul><li>If a person is indicted for a crime, name two rights which he has. </li></ul>
  7. 7. 6 <ul><li>A person appointed to the US Supreme Court is appointed for a term of… </li></ul>
  8. 8. 7 <ul><li>A person opposed to swearing in an oath may say, instead: I solemnly…. </li></ul>
  9. 9. 8 <ul><li>If a vacancy occurs in the US Senate, the state must hold an election, but meanwhile the place may be filled by a temporary appointment made by who? </li></ul>
  10. 10. 9 <ul><li>Who passes laws dealing with piracy? </li></ul>
  11. 11. 10 <ul><li>The electoral vote for President is counted in the presence of two bodies. Name them. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Answers <ul><li>1 – Trial </li></ul><ul><li>2 – 10 Years </li></ul><ul><li>3 – January 3 rd </li></ul><ul><li>4 – State and local </li></ul><ul><li>5 – Habeas Corpus: Lawyer and speedy trail </li></ul><ul><li>6 – Life with good behavior </li></ul><ul><li>7 – Affirm </li></ul><ul><li>8 – The Governor </li></ul><ul><li>9 – Congress </li></ul><ul><li>10 – House and Senate </li></ul>
  13. 13. Congratulations! <ul><li>You just completed a 10 question sampling of the 1965 Alabama literacy test for voting! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The actual test is 68 questions long </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How did you do? </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Quick Write <ul><li>On the bottom half or backside of your paper. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What is your general reaction to this test? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Does this test assess literacy? </li></ul><ul><li>How do you keep white people from failing this test too? </li></ul>
  15. 15. Barriers for African Americans <ul><li>Identify what barriers African Americans had to face when it came to basic rights. </li></ul>

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