STAAR US History: Civil Rights Legislation Chapter Exam

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

Question 2 2. How did the Civil Rights Act of 1964 address voting rights?

Question 3 3. Which of the following did George Wallace promise in his campaign speeches to prevent?

Question 4 4. The Supreme Court case that ruled that segregation was legal in train cars and other places was:

Question 5 5. What was the effect of the Selma protests on the Voting Rights Act?

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Question 6 6. George Wallace adopted a conservative perspective on civil rights after ________ his first campaign for governor in 1958.

Question 7 7. Which leader did Jesse Jackson most admire?

Question 8 8. What have been some amendments to the Voting Rights Act?

Question 9 9. Who or what was Jim Crow?

Question 10 10. Which president signed the first law starting Affirmative Action?

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Question 11 11. Who did a poll tax target?

Question 12 12. In 1972, while campaigning in Maryland, George Wallace was shot by ___________.

Question 13 13. Who did the Voting Rights Act give authority to oversee elections in states with possible discrimination?

Question 14 14. The court case that ruled states could make colleges segregated, even if the college did not want to be segregated, was:

Question 15 15. What was the basis for the Supreme Court's original ruling on Brown v. Board of Education in 1954?

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Question 16 16. What case ended Separate but Equal?

Question 17 17. Brown v. Board of Education involved the issue of _____.

Question 18 18. In what year did the Congressional Black Caucus become an official organization?

Question 19 19. What was the Civil Rights Act of 1957 primarily concerned with?

Question 20 20. The Supreme Court case that ruled that segregation in schools was illegal throughout the U.S. was:

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Question 21 21. Who were the plaintiffs in Brown v. Board of Education in 1954?

Question 22 22. A community by African Americans, for African Americans, with no outside influence would most likely be espoused by which of the following?

Question 23 23. George Wallace repeatedly claimed that he was not a racist, but was a __________, because he believed in keeping the races separate.

Question 24 24. What crucial protection did the Civil Rights Act of 1957 threaten to remove from violators?

Question 25 25. The case that ruled blacks should be allowed to go to a white law school if there was not a state-supported black law school was:

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Question 26 26. How did Strom Thurmond try to block the Civil Rights Act of 1957?

Question 27 27. Black Power drew some of its inspiration from which of the following?

Question 28 28. Who signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 into law?

Question 29 29. Which area does Affirmative Action affect the most?

Question 30 30. What political technique has acted as a foil for the Fair Voting Act?

STAAR US History: Civil Rights Legislation Chapter Exam Instructions

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