Civil Rights

Multiple-Choice Questions.

To assess your knowledge and skills in government and politics answer these sample multiple-choice questions. Here are some table comparison questions on civil rights and civil liberties. The correct answers will appear below the questions.


1. Which of the following is an accurate comparison of Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments?

Fourteenth Amendment

Fifteenth Amendment

(A) Gave Congress the power to enforce voting rights  Abolished slavery
(B) Assured citizenship to all persons born in the United States Assured states could not deny women the right to vote
(C) Established that states had to assure citizens due process and equal protection Assured states could not deny citizens the right to vote based on color or race.
(D) Requires businesses to serve all citizens Took away all state powers of determining voting rights and procedures

2.Which of the following federal policies responses gave black Americans their greatest political power?

(A) Brown v. Board of Education

(B) Civil Rights Act of 1964

(C) Voting Rights Act of 1965

(D) Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972


3. The 1964 Civil Rights Act prevented discrimination on the basis of several criteria, including which of the following?

(A) Religion

(B) Age

(C) Socio-economic status

(D) Physical disability


4. Which is true regarding the Supreme Court’s interpretation of affirmative action?

(A) Public colleges and universities can set quotas in admitting student applicants.

(B) Governments cannot consider race or gender when making policy decisions.

(C) The military must treat its men the same as it treats its women.

(D) States can consider race in policymaking when there is a compelling state interest.


And the answers are . . .

C, C, A, and D
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