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Civil Rights Questions

  1. 1. Practice Test Item Question 1 (History) In 1977, advocates for people with disabilities staged a series of protest demonstrations across the country. These demonstrations urged enforcement of anti-discrimination legislation. The demonstrations continued a pattern of protests for equal treatment under the law influenced by A. anti-war protests during the Vietnam War. B. civil rights marches of the 1950s and 1960s. C. farm labor strikes of the 1960s. D. Ku Klux Klan rallies of the 1920s. Question 2 (History) What is one direct consequence of the U.S. civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s? A. the right to freedom of religion for all citizens B. the end of legal segregation in public places C. the granting of citizenship to African-Americans D. the passing of legislation to protect the accused Question 3 (People in Societies) Although the 14th Amendment to the Constitution extended the rights of citizenship to “all persons” born or naturalized in the United States, discrimination on the basis of gender still existed throughout much of the country during the late 1800s. Which was a consequence of this discrimination? A. the end of the military draft for women B. the growth of the women’s suffrage movement C. the beginning of sit-ins to desegregate lunch counters D. the continuation of efforts to end university admissions quotas Question 4 (Government) Minority students in public schools were given constitutional guarantees to equal educational opportunities as a result of the A. decision in Plessy v. Ferguson. B. ratification of the 19th amendment. C. ratification of the 26th amendment. D. decision in Brown v. Board of Education. Question 5 (People in Societies) What perspective of African-Americans was reflected in the founding of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in 1909? A. the desire for a return to their cultural heritage B. the need to improve working conditions in factories C. the desire to end legalized discrimination based on race D. the belief in the importance of building a new country in Africa Question 6 (People in Societies) The Indian Tribal Justice Act of 1993 is an example of federal civil rights legislation. Read the following excerpt from the act: This act was an attempt to redress the consequences of A. the use of internment camps during World War II. B. past government policies that oppressed and discriminated against Native Americans. C. granting citizenship to Native Americans under the 1924 General Citizenship Act. D. Jim Crow legislation enacted by southern states during the late 1800s and early 1900s. Question 7 (People in Societies)1 of 15 3/2/2009 2:01 PM
  2. 2. Practice Test Item In 1964, President Lyndon Johnson persuaded Congress to pass the Civil Rights Act, which outlawed racial discrimination in public places, such as theaters, cafeterias and hotels. This was an attempt to A. maintain poll taxes for African-Americans. B. stop African-American northward migration. C. end segregation legalized by Jim Crow laws. D. segregate public busing in major cities. Question 8 (People in Societies) What was the effect of the passage of Jim Crow laws in the United States in the late 19th century? A. Racial segregation was required by law in southern states. B. Native Americans were moved onto reservations. C. Restrictions were placed on business monopolies. D. Women were denied the right to vote in national elections. Question 9 (People in Societies) What was the perspective of women who founded the National Organization for Women (NOW) in 1966? A. Women wanted to receive equal pay and opportunities for advancement in the workplace. B. Women were afraid of being forced to work in physically challenging jobs. C. Women were angry at the prospect of having to serve in the military. D. Women wanted to gain the right to vote and to own property. Question 10 (People in Societies) Hispanic-American farm workers organized the United Farm Workers to persuade farm owners to treat them more fairly. One perspective of these workers was their belief that the owners’ unfair hiring practices denied them equal opportunity for employment. State two other perspectives of farm workers that led to the creation of the United Farm Workers. Write your answer in the Answer Document. (2 points) Question 11 (History) The early 20th century saw a significant northward migration of African-Americans. During the 1920s, nearly 400,000 African- Americans settled in New York, Pennsylvania and Illinois. Many lived in large cities such as New York, Philadelphia and Chicago. Identify two economic effects of this migration on the United States. Write your answer in the Answer Document. (2 points) Question 12 (History) In the early 20th century, many African-Americans moved from the South to cities in the North. This “Great Migration” helped stimulate a flowering of artistic talent by African-Americans in New York known as the Harlem Renaissance. One way in which the Harlem Renaissance was significant was that it A. reduced racial tensions in the northern cities. B. led to a decline in activity by the Ku Klux Klan. C. led to a relaxation of restrictions on African-Americans in the South. D. contributed to the recognition of African-American culture. Question 13 (History) One factor that motivated U.S. imperialism during the late 19th and early 20th centuries was the A. development of closer political ties with European nations. B. closing of China to all foreign trade.2 of 15 3/2/2009 2:01 PM