Pd02’s Quiz on P08_The Nation Enters Its 4th Centennial

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Multiple Choice
1. Why is it difficult to bring charges against a police officer?
a. Police officers are not required to abide by laws that limit regular civilians.
b. Police officers cannot be charged for use of excessive force.
c. Police officers are immune from lawsuits for the performance of their jobs unless willful, unreasonable conduct is demonstrated.
d. Police officers cannot be charged with a crime that they allegedly did while they were on duty.

2. What act was passed to curb the power of public officials?
a. Ethics in Government Act
b. Comprehensive Employment and Training Act
c. Presidential Succession Act
d. National Security Act

3. All are true of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 EXCEPT…
a. The act was passed under Lyndon B. Johnson
b. The act was not supported by Civil Rights groups because it did not adequately address historical injustices.
c. The act ended segregation in public spaces
d. The act banned racial discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin

4. Passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 was significantly influenced by all of the following EXCEPT…
a. The use of ‘Literacy Tests’ to inhibit African-American voting.
b. President Lyndon B. Johnson’s efforts to create a ‘Great Society’.
c. Rosa Parks’ refusal to surrender her bus seat to a ‘White’ bus rider.
d. The use of a ‘Grandfather Clause’ to inhibit African-American voting.

5. Which was the first rover to land on mars?
a. Sojourner
b. Curiosity
c. Spirit
d. Opportunity

6. An innovative feature used for Mars Rover landings was the ability to…
a. hover using a single jet engine.
b. send ‘scout probes’ to locate a landing site.
c. safely land using airbag technology.
d. manufacture the required fuel to attempt a soft landing.

7. All contributed to the catastrophic end to the Challenger Mission EXCEPT…
a. Lifting off with a poorly trained crew.
b. Environmental temperatures that contributed to equipment malfunction.
c. A design flaw in the External Rocket Boosters.
d. An O-ring failure that led to an external fuel tank explosion.

8. This Supreme Court case produced a decision that, essentially, expressed an opinion that “Separate but Equal” school facilities is NOT ‘Equal’ and therefore unconstitutional.
a. Green v. County School Board
b. Plessy v. Ferguson
c. Brown v. Board of Education
d. Allen v. Board of Education

9. Which of the following was NOT a goal of the Food Stamp Act?
a. Provide funding for better farming practices.
b. Provide food for poor families.
c. Help struggling farmers.
d. Efficient use of surplus crops.

10. Which group(s) would have benefited most from the Social Security Act of 1965?
a. Children not yet of school-age.
b. Unemployed parents capable of working but unable to find a job.
c. Employed Workers
d. Seniors (62 and older) and the disabled.

11. Which two amendments were brought up to question capital punishment in the a. Furman v. Georgia case?
a. First and Eighth Amendment
b. First and Fourteenth Amendment
c. Sixth and Eighth Amendment
d. Eighth and Fourteenth Amendment

12. Which amendment was the driving force in the Obergefell v. Hodges case?
a. Fourteenth Amendment
b. Twelfth Amendment
c. First and Eighth Amendment
d. Eighth and Fourteenth Amendment

13. Which supreme court decision struck down a ban on teaching evolution?
a. Lemon v. Kurtzman
b. Edward v. Aguillard
c. Kitzmiller v. Dover
d. Epperson v. Arkansas

14. This ‘Act’ expanded the scope of terrorism to include domestically planned and executed acts, as opposed to those by international players.
a. The U.S Patriots Act
b. Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
c. Deferred Actions on Children Act (DACA)
d. Terror Prevention Act (TPA)

15. The planning and execution of terrorist activities has evolved over the decades. As the definition of terrorism changes, the category of terrorist acts expands. One such defining event was the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church. As a ‘domestic’ brand of terrorism, it propelled this group into the category of ‘Terrorist Organization’.
a. The Knights of Columbus
b. The Knights of the Klu Klux Klan (KKK)
c. Al-Qaeda
d. The Islamic State (ISIS)

True/ False
16. The perpetrators of the Boston Marathon Bombing were affiliated with an international radical islamic group.

17. Civil Rights are a category of liberties and freedoms guaranteed to all citizens, without regard to gender, race, and ethnicity.

18. The Supreme Court found that the Balanced Treatment for Creation-Science and Evolution-Science Act was unconstitutional due to failure of the Lemon Test, which violated the free exercise clause of the first amendment.

19. NSA Surveillance violated the 4th Amendment.

20. The discovery of NSA illegal surveillance prompted the enactment of FISA.

21. Which of the events in the list below occurred first?
22. Which of the events in the list below occurred second?
23. Which of the events in the list below occurred third?
24. Which of the events in the list below occurred fourth?

a. Curiosity Rover Lands on Mars.
b. The Great March on Washington.
c. President Richard Nixon Resigns the Presidency.
d. The terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in NYC.

25. Which mission program occurred first?
a. Gemini
b. Space Shuttle
c. Mercury
d. Curiosity Rover Mars Landing
e. Apollo

26. Which mission program occurred second?
a. Gemini
b. Space Shuttle
c. Mercury
d. Curiosity Rover Mars Landing
e. Apollo

27. Which mission program occurred third?
a. Gemini
b. Space Shuttle
c. Mercury
d. Curiosity Rover Mars Landing
e. Apollo

28. Which event occurred last?
a. Enactment of Voting Rights Act of 1965
b. Bloody Sunday
c. Killing of Jimmie Lee Jackson
d. Enactment of No Child Left Behind Act

Match items ‘a’ through ‘d’ to the applicable terms listed below:
a. Integration of Schools
b. 1960 Supreme Court Case: Boynton v. Virginia
c. The Great March on Washington
d. The Nation of Islam

29. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
30. The Little Rock Nine
31. Freedom Riders

Match items ‘a’ through ‘c’ to the applicable Supreme Court cases listed below:
a. Capital Punishment
b. Religion
c. LGBTQ Rights

32. Obergefell v. Hodges
33. Furman v. Georgia
34. Edwards v. Aguillard