Civil Rights Act of 1964

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Questions on this quiz are based on information from
Civil Rights Act of 1964.

1. What president signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 into law?
a. Dwight D. Eisenhower
b. Abraham Lincoln
c. Lyndon Johnson
d. Richard Nixon
e. John F. Kennedy

2. The new law outlawed discrimination by employers based on what?
a. Race
b. Gender
c. Religion
d. National origin
e. All of the above

3. The slaves were set free after what war?
a. World War II
b. Civil War
c. War of 1812
d. Mexican-American War
e. Revolutionary War

4. What were the laws called that enforced racial segregation?
a. Jim Crow laws
b. Civil Laws
c. Constitutional Laws
d. Separation Laws
e. Southern Laws

5. True or False: Under the new law, public schools could still be segregated by race.

6. How many sections did the law have?
a. 2
b. 5
c. 11
d. 24
e. 70

7. What political group filibustered against the law for 83 days?
a. Northern Republicans
b. Northern Democrats
c. Southern Republicans
d. Southern Democrats

8. What stopped President Kennedy from signing the law?
a. He was against the law
b. He was assassinated
c. He lost the election
d. He was too busy
e. Nothing, he signed it

9. What law was passed in 1965 to insure that the right to vote was not denied based on race or color?
a. Voting Rights Act
b. Social Security Act
c. Fair Labor Standards Act
d. Voters Standard Act
e. Disabilities Rights Act

10. True or False: The Civil Rights Act of 1964 only protects civil rights based on race.

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