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Chapter 6 Review Game. Civil Rights. Blacks in the United States did not receive widespread white support for civil rights until the 1940s B. 1950s C. 1960s D. 1970s E. 1980s Answer: D Page: 125

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Chapter 6 review game

Chapter 6 Review Game

Civil Rights


Blacks in the United States did not receive widespread white support for civil rights until the

  • 1940s B. 1950s C. 1960s D. 1970s E. 1980s

    Answer: D Page: 125

    The ___________ Amendment to the U.S. Constitution appeared to guarantee equal rights for blacks.

  • 1st B. 14th C. 21st D. 25th E. 26th

    Answer: B Page: 127

    The Supreme Court has decided that any law classifying people on the basis of their race or ethnicity is

  • Illegal. B. To be referred to the courts of individual states.

  • Constitutional D. Unconstitutional

  • To be subjected to especially close scrutiny

    Answer: E Page: 125


Which statement best summarizes the correct understanding of civil rights?

  • Laws cannot make distinctions among people.

  • Laws cannot discriminate.

  • Laws must treat everyone equally.

  • Laws can make distinctions, but not all distinctions are acceptable.

  • Laws can discriminate as long as they do not make distinctions.

    Answer: D Page: 125

    One reason the NAACP’s strategy of using the courts to further black civil rights worked was that it

  • Avoided focusing on the clearest abuses.

  • Presented broad economic demands to whites.

  • Avoided direct confrontation with a conservative Supreme Court

  • Did not require a broad legislative alliance.

  • Avoided the complications that often surround appellate processes.

    Answer: D Page: 127


Plessy v. Ferguson had the effect of civil rights?

  • Declaring that segregated public facilities, if equal, did not violate the 14th Amendment.

  • Prohibiting all-white juries in state court trials.

  • Applying the Bill of Rights to the states as well as to the national government.

  • Ruling that racially separate schools were inherently unequal and therefore unconstitutional.

  • Banning interracial marriages in the Northeastern United States.

    Answer: A Page: 127

    In 1955, the Supreme Court ruled that desegregation should be

  • Implemented with due concern for public safety.

  • Monitored by local school officials.

  • Implemented “with all deliberate speed.”

  • Monitored by civil rights groups.

  • Delayed until there were significant shifts in population.

    Answer: C Page: 131


As its rationale for the decision in Brown, the Supreme Court relied primarily on

  • The intent of the framers of the 14th Amendment.

  • The intent of Congress in the 14th Amendment.

  • Social science evidence.

  • A narrow interpretation of the U.S. Constitution.

  • The redress of grievances clause in the 1st Amendment.

    Answer: C Page: 131-2

    The difference between de facto and de jure segregation is that

  • The former results from private choices, the latter from public law.

  • The former results from public law, the latter from private choices.

  • The former existed in the past, the latter continues in the present.

  • The former continues in the present, the latter existed in the past.

  • The former is deals with perceptions, the latter deals with verified facts.

    Answer: A Page: 132


Which of the following was made clear by the 14 Court relied primarily onth Amendment?

  • That segregated schools outside of D.C. were illegal.

  • That segregated schools were illegal.

  • That desegregation was to be applied to schools

  • That race could not be a factor in any decision that excluded a person from entry into a public school

  • That states could not deny any of its citizens equal protection of the laws.

    Answer: E Page: 132

    The text mentions presidents who declared their oppositions to school busing for integration. They included all of the following except

  • Regan B. Carter C. Ford D. Nixon E. C & D.

    Answer: B Page: 134


Wager Question: Court relied primarily on

“Bull” Connor of Birmingham, Alabama, became a symbol of

  • Brutal white resistance to black demands

  • A new breed of moderate southern politicians

  • Black separatist attempts to control the civil rights movement.

  • Nonviolent black leadership

  • Moderate whites who supported the civil rights movement.

    Answer: A Page: 136

    One factor helping to break the deadlock that developed in the civil rights movement during the early 1960s was the

  • Democratic landslide of 1964

  • Supreme Court’s ruling in Brown v. Board of Education.

  • Centralization of power in the House and Senate.

  • Civil unrest that shook several northern cities.

  • The election of Republican presidents.

    Answer: A Page: 137


Now starts chapter 7 review questions public opinion
Now Starts Chapter 7 Review Questions: Public Opinion Court relied primarily on

The Framers created a government for the purpose of

  • Unifying citizens.

  • Achieving certain substantive goals.

  • Efficiency in the administration of justice.

  • Accomplishing the will of the people.

  • Ensuring the majority’s will would be realized.

    Answer: B Page: 155

    Compared with European countries such as Great Britain, France, & Germany, class voting in the United States has

  • Also risen sharply.

  • Remained relatively steady.

  • Also declined sharply.

  • Always been more common.

  • Increased slightly.

    Answer: C Page: 163


Which of the following is not a source a cleavage in public opinion?

  • Race B. Class C. Region D. The family E. Ethnicity

    Answer: D Page: 163-167

    A coherent and consistent set of beliefs about who should rule and how is referred to as

  • Political efficacy. B. Public opinion. C. Pragmatism.

  • Realism E. Political ideology

    Answer: E Page: 167

    You favor minimum wage legislation but are opposed to outlawing abortion. On the basis of these two issues, you would be best classified as a

  • Pure liberal

  • Pure conservative

  • Libertarian

  • Populist

  • Neo-populist.

    Answer: A Page: 170


Jack the Leader opinion?

Elites have probably influenced, if not led, public opinion on all of the following topics except

  • Racism B. Sexism C. AIDS D. Environmentalism

  • Perceptions of crime

    Answer: E Page: 172-4

    Economic issues are most likely to be placed on the public agenda by

  • Political elites. B. Public opinion C. Economic analysts

  • Regulatory commissions E. Economic theorists.

    Answer: B Page: 174

    Wager Question

    A populist would be more likely than a pure conservative to vote for

  • Tighter business controls.

  • School prayer.

  • Tough crime laws

  • Limits on free speech

  • None of the above.

    Answer: A Page: 170


Now for Chapter 8: Political Participation opinion?

In U.S. presidential elections, voter turnout is typically

  • Less than 25% B. Less than 30% C. Less than 60%

  • More than 80% E. Nearly 100%

    Answer: C Page: 178

    Political participation encompasses all of the following activities except

  • Voting B. Paying your taxes

  • Writing your congressional representative. D. Signing a petition

  • Discussing politics

    Answer: B Page: 179

    Wager Question:

    Today, the largest % of voter registration applications comes from

  • Public assistance offices. B. Motor vehicle offices.

  • State-designated sites. D. Disability services.

  • The military.

    Answer: B Page: 180


The 1 opinion?st elections in which all persons between the ages of 18 and 21 were able to vote were held in

  • 1944 B. 1956 C. 1972 D. 1984 E. 1985

    Answer: C Page: 183

    The Voting Age Population (VAP) is calculated from

  • State voter registration lists.

  • Census reports.

  • Public opinion polls.

  • Legislative surveys.

  • Party membership lists.

    Answer: B Page: 186

    When Voting Eligible Population (VEP) statistics are examined,

  • The decline in voter turnout is even more apparent.

  • The apparent decline in voter turnout vanishes completely

  • It is apparent that voter turnout has not declined since the early 1970s.

  • Mid-term congressional elections routinely feature rates of above 55%

  • None of the above

    Answer: C Page: 186


The texts suggests that, if the “party of nonvoters” had participated at a higher rate in the 1992 and 1996 presidential elections,

  • Bill Clinton would probably have won by a wider margin.

  • Bill Clinton would probably have won by a smaller margin.

  • George Bush would probably have won by a narrow margin.

  • Ross Perot would probably have won by a large margin.

  • Ross Perot would probably have won by a narrow margin.

    Answer: A Page: 187

    Which of the following statements about the voting habits of men and women is correct?

  • Men vote at much higher rates than women.

  • Men vote at a slightly higher rate than women.

  • Men and women vote at about the same rate.

  • Women vote at a much higher rate than men.

  • Women vote at a much higher rate than men in midterm elections.

    Answer: C Page: 188


Which of the following participation groups avoids both elections and community groups in its political activity?

  • Voting specialists B. Campaigners C. Communalists

  • Parochial participants E. Inactives

    Answer: D Page: 188

    One cause of the decline in voter turnout may be the increasingly distant and bureaucratic image of

  • Most candidates for office

  • Most interest groups.

  • State officeholders.

  • Local office holders.

  • The major political parties.

    Answer: E Page: 189


Last Question. Wager Question: elections and community groups in its political activity?

The most powerful determinant of political participation, other than education and information, is

  • Race B. Gender C. Employment D. Region

  • Age

    Answer: E Page: 189


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