McDonnell Douglas Corp. v. Green: History & Analysis


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What section of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employment discrimination against race, religion, color, sex or national origin?

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1. What benchmark must a case meet to provide prima facie and move forward in a court of law?

2. Why did the Supreme Court of the United States rule in favor of Green when McDonnell Douglas Corp vs. Green was tried before the court?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Our quiz is made up of multiple-choice questions all related to the court case McDonnell Douglas Corp. v. Green. Questions are primarily about the laws surrounding the court case.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The goal of this quiz is to see how much you know about the following topics:

  • The Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • Prima facie
  • Term for a trait required to perform the essential duties of a role
  • Protected traits under the Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • The Supreme Court's ruling in McDonnell Douglas Corp. v. Green

Skills Practiced

For this quiz you'll practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related McDonnell Douglas Corp. v. Green lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you read information regarding the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and interpreted it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as prima facie and the term used to describe traits that are necessary to perform essential duties
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Supreme Court's ruling in McDonnell Douglas Corp. v. Green

Additional Learning

If you want to learn more about this landmark supreme court case you can view our lesson, McDonnell Douglas Corp. v. Green: History & Analysis. You'll learn many important pieces of information about the court case. Some of the concepts we'll discuss in our lesson include:

  • Traits that are not protected by the Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • Burden of proof in unlawful discrimination cases
  • Historical and legal significance of the case
  • Facts surrounding the McDonnell Douglas Corp. v. Green court case