Civil Rights

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Question 1
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Today, there are approximately __________ unauthorized immigrants living in the United States.

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A

11 million

B

111 million

C

200 million

D

1 million

E

35 million

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Question 2
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If the United States deported most of the unauthorized immigrants,

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A

the government would need to hire hundreds of thousands of additional immigration officers.

B

new prisons would need to be built.

C

expenditures would increase by billions of dollars per year.

D

other government programs would need to be cut to fund the initiative.

E

All of the above are true.

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Question 3
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The impact of illegal immigrant labor on the economy is

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A

positive because the number of the jobs in the economy are not fixed.

B

positive because immigrants spend money on goods and services.

C

negative because immigrants require services paid for by taxpayers.

D

positive because immigrants pay state taxes.

E

All of the above are true.

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Question 4
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Which of the following regarding immigration is true?

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A

Today, most immigrants to the United States come from Europe.

B

Major issues include debate about whether illegal immigrants should be given amnesty and be allowed to become U.S. citizens.

C

The number of multiracial persons has been declining in recent years.

D

All Hispanics are from Mexico.

E

Options C and D are true.

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Question 5
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The term civil rights refers to

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the rights of all Americans provided for in the Fourteenth Amendment.

B

civil liberties like freedom of religion, speech or assembly.

C

what the government must do to ensure freedom from discrimination.

D

limitations on what the government may not do to interfere with individual liberties.

E

Options A and C are true.

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Question 6
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Civil rights

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A
include women's rights.
B
resulted in legislation that secured basic rights for all Americans.
C
have not always been accorded to certain groups such as Native Americans, African Americans, women, and older Americans.
D
are concerned with protecting groups from discrimination.
E
All the above are true.
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Question 7
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The Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution

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A
abolished slavery.
B
forced states to alter their constitutions to end slavery by making the children of slave free while allowing slavery for existing slaves.
C
mandated that all persons "will be treated as total equals from this date forward."
D
allowed slavery to continue for twenty years at which time it would be ended.
E
allowed slavery but banned the importation of slaves immediately.
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Question 8
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The Thirteenth Amendment

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A
ended slavery but not involuntary servitude.
B
provides that all persons born in the United States are citizens of the United States.
C
does not apply to illegal immigrants.
D
provides that neither slavery nor involuntary servitude shall exist in the United States.
E
All of the above are true.
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Question 9
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The American Indian population declined mostly due to

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infectious diseases from the Old World.
B
the French and Indian War.
C
intertribal warfare and murder.
D
westward territorial expansion by the Native Americans throughout the nineteenth century.
E
All of the above are true.
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Question 10
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Today there are __________ Native Americans living in the United States.

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A
30 million
B
13 million
C
800 thousand
D
3.2 million
E
300 million
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Question 11
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The Civil Rights Acts passed by Congress between 1865 and1875

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A
were designed to enforce the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments.
B
implemented the extension of citizenship to anyone born in the United States.
C
made it illegal to use law or custom to deprive anyone of rights, privileges, or immunities secured by the Constitution.
D
declared that everyone is entitled to full and equal enjoyment of public accommodations.
E
All of the above are true.
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Question 12
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The Fifteenth Amendment provides that

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citizens will not be denied the right to vote based on skin color.
B
children born in the United States will be granted U.S. citizenship.
C
slavery and involuntary servitude would end.
D
the right to vote will not be denied on the basis of religion or gender.
E
the right to vote shall be determined by state laws.
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Question 13
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The Fifteenth Amendment

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A
outlawed slavery.
B
provided equal protection under the law.
C
gave eighteen-year-olds the right to vote.
D
states that the right to vote shall not be abridged on account of race.
E
gave women the right to vote.
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Question 14
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After the Civil War, civil rights legislation was passed by Congress

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but much of it was very ineffective and parts were declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court.
B
and it played a major role in creating equality for African Americans.
C
and was accepted by the American public.
D
that prevented African Americans from being extended equal public accommodations.
E
All of the above are true.
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Question 15
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In 1896, the United States Supreme Court case of Plessy v. Ferguson

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ruled that African Americans are not persons for the purposes of the Constitution.
B
tried to stop the development of legal racial segregation known as Jim Crow laws.
C
stated that schools may not practice any type of racial segregation.
D
agreed that separation of races is not a violation of the Constitution.
E
ruled that the practice of slavery must cease before the end of the century.
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Question 16
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The white primary in southern states allowed

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A
all races to participate in elections on an equal basis.
B
whites to exclude African Americans from voting in Democratic primaries.
C
voters to select ballots for each party based on different skin colors.
D
African Americans the opportunity to vote for the first time.
E
whites to exclude African Americans from voting in the general elections.
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Question 17
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In the 1944 case of Smith v. Allwright, the United States Supreme Court ruled the _________ to be a violation of the Fifteenth Amendment.

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A
literacy test
B
poll tax
C
grandfather clause
D
white primary
E
black primary
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Question 18
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The tests commonly administered as a precondition for voting were called

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A
poll tests.
B
constitutional exams.
C
literacy tests.
D
primary tests.
E
registration tests.
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Question 19
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A poll tax was used to

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prevent northern immigrants from moving to the South and voting in local elections.
B
determine who was intelligent enough to vote.
C
dissuade African Americans and poor whites from voting.
D
force individuals to buy property in order to be eligible to vote.
E
raise funds for voter registration among the minority community.
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Question 20
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In the case of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka (1954), the U.S. Supreme Court held that

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ethnic minorities have no rights to equal treatment by the government.
B
public school segregation of races violates the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.
C
the national government does not have the power to force any type of action on local school boards.
D
separation of races for a reason such as education is not a violation of the Constitution.
E
African Americans could not be denied the right to a college education.
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