Affirmative Action and EEOC


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Why is affirmative action important?

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1. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission makes it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant for all of the following, EXCEPT:

2. Who first introduced affirmative action?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This interactive quiz and worksheet will introduce you to the concept of affirmative action, and how the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) was created to help enforce it. These practice questions will help you define key concepts at any point in the lesson.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment, you'll be tested on:

  • The definition of affirmative action
  • The history of the EEOC
  • The role of the EEOC in affirmative action opportunities
  • The evolution of affirmative action policy and EEOC's enforcement

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related affirmative action lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as affirmative action
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding potential workplace discrimination and interpret the EEOC's potential response
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the function of the EEOC and when it was founded

Additional Learning

To learn more about affirmative action and the EEOC, read the accompanying lesson. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define affirmative action and understand why it was needed
  • Understand the history of the creation of the EEOC
  • Identify examples of the EEOC enforcing affirmative action