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The 1960's and Civil Rights Legislation

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1. What does “bipartisanship” mean?

a) The two political parties acting together.
b) Members of Congress going to two parties in succession.
c) Two halves of a ship.
d) “Bipartisanship” is not a real word.

2. Which of the following was NOT a major feature of the Civil Rights Act of 1964?

a) Use of public accommodations.
b) Voting rights.
c) Segregation of public schools.
d) Gender representation in collegiate sports.
e) Employment discrimination.

3. Which of the following statements is TRUE about the passage of the bill in the House of Representatives?

a) More Republicans opposed H.R. 7152 than supported it.
b) Almost all Democrats voted to pass the bill.
c) The bill passed the House on February 10, 1964, and went to the President for signature.
d) A bipartisan coalition of Republicans and northern Democrats was required to get the bill passed.

Who in the following list was NOT a key congressional figure in the Senate debate on the 1964 civil rights bill?

a) Thomas Kuchel
b) Hubert Humphrey
c) Lyndon Johnson
d) Everett Dirksen
e) Richard Russell

5. Everett Dirksen . . .

a) Favored the House-passed bill without changes.
b) Led the Democrats in the U.S. Senate.
c) Opposed President Johnson and refused to work with him.
d) Supported the civil rights bill after changes were made to the House version.

What is a “filibuster”?

a) The hopper at the front of the Senate Chamber where bills are introduced.
b) A delaying tactic used to prevent a vote in the Senate.
c) An officer of the Senate who enforces the Senate rules.
d) A 19th century publication about Congress.

7. Which of the following groups opposed the civil rights legislation in 1964?

a) Labor unions.
b) The National Council of Churches.
c) Americans for Democratic Action.
d) Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom.
e) Ku Klux Klan.

8. What is “cloture”?

a) A procedure used to cut off debate.
b) The book of rules that governs Senate procedures.
c) A term used to describe the regulations mandated by the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
d) A style of dress or fashion.