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Civil Rights Self-Quiz -- Part II

Objective: answer 7 questions correctly to advance to the next level of questioning. You only get one chance to answer each question. Javascript required.

1. Blacks are an example of a group that we would expect to benefit from...

majoritarian politics client politics
entrepreneurial politics interest group politics

2. Which of the following was NOT one of the reasons that blacks for many years failed to gain redress of their grievances?

They were excluded from normal political activity such as voting.

Public opinion opposed black equality.
Most blacks lived in big cities. White allies were few.

3. The Supreme Court decision in Plessy v. Ferguson was all of the following EXCEPT...

logically consistent

of long-lasting significance
consistent with the intentions of the Congress that passed the Fourteenth Amendment. supportive of "Jim Crow"

4. "Jim Crow" is a slang expression referring to...

laws and policies that segregated blacks

discrimination against blacks in the military
the early civil rights movement the difficulty that blacks had in getting a fair trial.

5. The Supreme Court decision in Plessy v. Ferguson (whatever its wider implications) directly concerned...

segregation on railroad cars voting rights for blacks

lynching the ability of Congress to regulate race relations in the states

6. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was founded...

immediately after the Civil War in 1909, in the aftermath of an antiblack riot

during the Great Depression in 1955, following the Montgomery bus boycott

7. Which of the following statements about Brown v. Board of Education is true?

It was handed down by a divided Court. It was ultimately rather narrow in its implications.

It was almost unnoticed when it was decided. It was the logical extension of a line of related cases.

8. In 1954, the Supreme Court ruled that segregation is "inherently unequal" because...

black children were not achieving success academically of the apparent psychological harm done to black children in separate schools

of inadequate expenditures on black education of a philosophical understanding of the essentials of equality

9. Segregation maintained by law is labeled...

prima facie statist
de jure post facto suspect