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Affirmative action in the United States: Quiz


Question 1: ________
United States Commission on Civil RightsLyndon B. JohnsonDwight D. EisenhowerGeorge W. Bush

Question 2: Conservative economist ________ identified what he says are negative results of affirmative action in his book, Affirmative Action Around the World: An Empirical Study [19].
Milton FriedmanThomas SowellDavid D. FriedmanGeorge Stigler

Question 3: Sander published an article in the November 2004 issue of the Stanford Law Review that questioned the effectiveness of affirmative action in ________.
Law schoolBachelor's degreeJuris DoctorLegal education

Question 4: In 1976, a group of Italian-American professors at ________ asked to be added as an affirmative action category for promotion and hiring.
Brooklyn CollegeColumbia UniversityCity University of New YorkNew York Institute of Technology

Question 5: ________, the only current black United States Supreme Court Justice, opposes affirmative action because he believes it is detrimental to Black Americans.
John Paul StevensAntonin ScaliaJohn G. RobertsClarence Thomas

Question 6: ________ was heard by the United States Supreme Court in 2009.
Gratz v. BollingerRicci v. DeStefanoGrutter v. BollingerGriggs v. Duke Power Co.

Question 7: In many cases, ________ in the United States is meant to encourage public institutions, such as universities, hospitals, and police forces, to be more representative of the populations they serve.
Affirmative actionMalaysiaUnited StatesUnited Kingdom

Question 8: 1866 - The ________ of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution
First Amendment to the United States ConstitutionEqual Protection ClauseSecond Amendment to the United States ConstitutionDue process

Question 9: It may increase racial tension and benefit the more privileged people within ________ at the expense of the disenfranchised within majority groups (such as lower-class whites).
United KingdomMinority groupGermanyBosnia and Herzegovina

Question 10: The African American Policy Forum believes that the class based argument is based on the idea that non-poor minorities do not experience racial and gender based ________.
RacismDiscriminationAgeismRacial segregation


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