15 multiple questions

1.In 1947, President Truman publicly supported proposals foe voting rights and antilynching laws,_______________.

a. and shepherded legislation through Congress on both issues

b.but did not introduce any legislation to make them law

c.yet did not see this position as politically advantageous

d.but resited desegregation of the armed forces

2.During World War II, membership in the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People_____________.


b.remained consistent

c.increased tenfold

d.nearly doubled

3.The conflict leading to the murder of Emmett Till illustrates the ___________.

a.serious risks taken by protesters

b.white rejection of black artistic efforts, such as “bebop” music

c.tense racial climate in Chicago in the 1950s

d.contrast between the South’s racial code and the more accommodating North

4. The sit- in movement of the 1960s began in a Woolworth’s in the city of _________.

a.Greensboro, North Carolina

b.Atlanta, Georgia

c.Nashvile, Tennessee

d.Montgomery, Alabama

5.Martin Luther King Jr.’s nonviolent approach was most influenced by ________.

a.Baard Rustin

b.Glenn Smiley

c.Mohandas Gandhi

d.Walter Rauschenbusch

6.In the 1960 election, the Republican platform contained__________.

a.no mention of civil rights

b.a strong civil rights plank

c.opposition to civil rights proposals

d.only weak, token elements of civil rights rhetoric

7. In Birmingham, the SCLC agreed to an immediate end to the protests in exchange for what?

a.”Bull” Connor would be fired

b.Businesses would desegregate and begin hiring African Americans.

c.The KKK would cease all activities

d.King would be released from prison

8.The Civil Rights Act of 1964 created the __________.

a.President’s Committee on Civil Rights

b.Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

c.Board of Indian Commissioners

d.Public Safety Commission

9.The Freedom Summer project was launched by SNCC in order to _________.

a.influence the Supreme Court’s pending decision in Brown v. Board of Education

b.register black voters and challenge segregation

c.prod President Johnson into signing the Civil Rights bill

d.unite blacks based on their cultural heritage

10.The Jones Act of 1917 __________.

a.granted U.S. citizenship to all Japanese Americans

b.allowed Mexican agricultural and railroad workers immigrate

c.made Puerto Rico an unincorporated territory of the United States

d.recognized Indian tribal independence

11.In the Eisenhower administration’s “Operation Wetback,”___________.

a. efforts were made to keep families together whenever possible

b.Mexican American citizens were often treated as illegals

c.deportees were treated with respect and dignity

d.INS agents ultimately sent home fewer than 500,000 allegedly undocumented migrants

12.By the 1980s, more than 80 percent of all legal immigrants to the United States came from either___.

A. Latin America or the Caribbean

B.Asia or Eastern Europe

C.Eastern Europe or Latin America

D.Asia or Latin America

13.Why did the closeness of his 1960 victory cause Kennedy to move slowly on civil right?

A.He was concerned about alienating southern Democrats who chaired important congressional committees, and who would make the passage of civil rights legislation vitually impossible.

B.He understood that congressmen who had signed the Southern Manifesto would oppose him in foreign policy issue if he pushes too hard on civil right.

C.he realized that he garnered the support of only about half of the black voting population, and knew he must patienly win the confidence of the rest.

D.He planned to address civil rights issue in his second term,when, he believed,the country would be more ready to accept new legislation.

14.Gandihi’s influence on Martin Luther King Jr. indirectly shaped the civil right struggle in the South, especially in the____.

A.the principles and ideals of the black power movement

B.approach of student protesters in sit-ins and Freedom Rides C.methodolgy adopted by the NAACP

D.concepts promored by Malcolm X both before and after his conversion to the National of Islam

15.In 1948, the Democratic National Convention split oer the issue of civil right, leading southern Democrats to____.

A.oppose Truman’s Supreme Court nominess

B.defect to the Republican Party

C.call for the impeachment of President Truman

D.walk out and nominate Governor Strom Thurmond