Project #4488 - us history


Why is Rosa Parks referred to as the "mother of the civil rights movement"?

A) She was married to a civil rights protester

B) She was the first woman to protest discrimination

C) She worked as a civil rights activist in the 1970's

D) She helped to change segregation practices in America's cities



In 1964, Martin Luther King Jr. stated, "We must all learn to live together as brothers or we will al perish together as fools." King was referring to the state of

A) race relations in the United States

B) the elimination of poll taxes

C) the 1963 March on Washington

D) literacy tests used in voter registration



What was the importance of the Civil Rights Act of 1964?

A) It created a federal board to oversee voter registration

B) It eliminated literacy tests as a requisite for voting

C) It ended legalized segregation

D) It allowed southern states to restrict voting privileges



Brown v. Board of Education had the most immediate effect on

A) segregation of schools

B) Jim Crow laws in Alabama

C) integration of the military

D) separation of races in restaurants



Judicial review refers to

A) the power of the courts to determine if a law abides by the Constitution

B) the time it takes the legislative branch to compare a bill to existing laws

C) the ability of courts to create and compare laws

D) the right of the courts to review a bill before it becomes law



Newspaper and television reports brought news of antiwar civil disobedience and nonviolent protests into the homes of Americans. Use of the media in the late 1960's

A) decreased the number of antiwar protests

B) solely ended American involvement in the war in Vietnam

C) caused all Americans to be against the war in Vietnam

D) created an awareness of the extent of social and political turmoil



What civil right was upheld in the Gideon v. Wainwright decision?

A) the right to a warrant before the search or seizure of property

B) the right of an individual to petition the government

C) the right to an attorny, even if one cannot afford to pay attorney fees

D) the right to punishment that is not cruel or unusual



Which president proposed social programs collectively called the Great Society?

A) Dwight D. Eisenhower

B) John F. Kennedy

C) Lyndon B. Johnson

D) Richard M. Nixon



A decisive feature of the 1960 presidential campaign was a series of TV debates between the two main candidates.

A) True

B) False



Johnson's Great Society program was rejected by Congress.

A) True

B) False



After the Brown v. Board of Education decision, the governor of Arkansas ordered all public high schools to shut down.

A) True

B) False



Match the following terms with the correct descriptions

A. Peace Corps

B. Bay of Pigs

C. sit-in

D. Civil Rights Act of 1964

E. Project Head Start

F. Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

G. Hubert Humphrey


*reaching law to aid African-Americans

*learning program for preschool children

*Democratic opponent of Richard Nixon in 1968 presidential election

*program that sends U.S. volunteers abroad to help people in developing countries

*protest against segregated public facilities

*site of U.S.-backed invasion of Cuba in 1961

*authorization for president to take measures necessary to repel armed attacks



The Black Panters worked closely with Martin Luther King, Jr. to bring about peace in the Civil Rights Movement.

A) True

B) False



Even though Kennedy approved the Bay of Pigs invasion, it was not his original idea.

A) True

B) False



Why did President Johnson introduce his Great Society initiative?

A) to reduce the need for labor unions in American industry

B) to establish social benefits for all Americans

C) to work toward reducing the tax burden on corporations

D) to establish legislation that would help poverty-stricken Americans



What effect did news coverage of the civil rights movement have?

A) it resulted in new Jim Crow legislation in the South

B) it forced the federal government to place restrictions on the media

C) it increased pressure on the federal government to pass civil rights legislation

D) it reduced the momentum of the civil rights movement




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