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Understanding Civil Rights in the U.S. Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Full racial balance in Topeka, Kansas, schools was reached in _____.

Question 2 2. Brown v. Board of Education involved the issue of _____.

Question 3 3. Who were the plaintiffs in Brown v. Board of Education in 1954?

Question 4 4. If you were an attorney working on the Brown v. Board of Education case, you would need to refer to the previous U.S. Supreme Court ruling on school segregation, which was _____.

Question 5 5. The _____ act made Jim Crow laws illegal, and was passed in _____.

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Question 6 6. African Americans and women _____.

Question 7 7. The Equal Protection Clause:

Question 8 8. What was the basis for the Supreme Court's original ruling on Brown v. Board of Education in 1954?

Question 9 9. Modern day advocates for people with disabilities continue to focus on all of the following goals EXCEPT:

Question 10 10. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that _____.

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Question 11 11. Rights provided to everyone, no matter their race, religion, or sexual orientation, are called:

Question 12 12. The right of same-sex couples to receive federal benefits was granted _____.

Question 13 13. The first birth control clinic opened in _____ in New York and focused on women's health and reproductive rights. This laid the foundation for _____.

Question 14 14. The National Women Suffrage Association was founded by:

Question 15 15. Civil rights _____.

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Question 16 16. Which of the following contributed to the Americans with Disabilities Act becoming a law in 1990?

Question 17 17. What is the purpose of the Equal Protection Clause?

Question 18 18. How is the Americans with Disabilities Act related to the Rehabilitation Act?

Question 19 19. The Voting Rights Act was passed in _____.

Question 20 20. The states' response to the Equal Protection Clause:

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Question 21 21. The Federal Government:

Question 22 22. _____ laws made racial segregation legal.

Question 23 23. The _____ Movement focused on the rights of African Americans.

Question 24 24. The Equal Protection Clause was enacted to protect and validate _____.

Question 25 25. What is the function of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission?

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Question 26 26. The 1848 Declaration of Sentiments:

Question 27 27. Hispanics gained the right to have voting information in Spanish via _____.

Question 28 28. Which amendment to the U.S. Constitution gave American women the right to vote in 1920?

Question 29 29. Why is Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 especially important?

Question 30 30. Which of the following was the initial focus of the civil rights movement for disabled persons?

Understanding Civil Rights in the U.S. Chapter Exam Instructions

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