AP US History Practice Test 5

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Question 10 questions

Time 10 minutes

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Questions 1-4 refer to the following information.

"We conclude that, in the field of public education, the doctrine of "separate but equal" has no place. Separate educational facilities are inherently unequal. Therefore, we hold that the plaintiffs and others similarly situated for whom the actions have been brought are, by reason of the segregation complained of, deprived of the equal protection of the laws guaranteed by the Fourteenth Amendment."

Brown v. Board of Education, 1954

1. In which decision did the Supreme Court validate the practice of "separate but equal" facilities for blacks and whites?

2. Which of the following best represents an effect of the legal decision described above?

3. All of the following are social movements inspired by the Civil Rights movement EXCEPT

4. Desegregation of schools was, in part, a response to unfulfilled promises from which of the following initiatives?

Questions 5-6 refer to the following information.

"If you analyze it I believe the very heart and soul of conservatism is libertarianism. I think conservatism is really a misnomer just as liberalism is a misnomer for the liberals—if we were back in the days of the Revolution, so-called conservatives today would be the Liberals and the liberals would be the Tories. The basis of conservatism is a desire for less government interference or less centralized authority or more individual freedom and this is a pretty general description also of what libertarianism is. Now, I can't say that I will agree with all the things that the present group who call themselves Libertarians in the sense of a party say, because I think that like in any political movement there are shades, and there are libertarians who are almost over at the point of wanting no government at all or anarchy. I believe there are legitimate government functions. There is a legitimate need in an orderly society for some government to maintain freedom or we will have tyranny by individuals. The strongest man on the block will run the neighborhood. We have government to ensure that we don't each one of us have to carry a club to defend ourselves. But again, I stand on my statement that I think that libertarianism and conservatism are traveling the same path."

Ronald Reagan, Interview published in Reason magazine, 1975

5. All of the following are factors that contributed to the prominence of conservatism in the late 1970s and 1980s EXCEPT

6. Which of the following groups would be most opposed to the sentiments expressed in the excerpt above?

Questions 7-10 refer to the following information.

"The challenge of the next half century is whether we have the wisdom to use wealth to enrich and elevate our national life, and to advance the quality of our American civilization….The Great Society rests on abundance and liberty for all. It demands an end to poverty and racial injustice, to which we are totally committed in our time. But that is just the beginning. The Great Society is a place where every child can find knowledge to enrich his mind and to enlarge his talents. It is a place where leisure is a welcome chance to build and reflect, not a feared cause of boredom and restlessness. It is a place where the city of man serves not only the needs of the body and the demands of commerce but the desire for beauty and the hunger for community. It is a place where man can renew contact with nature. It is a place which honors creation for its own sake and for what it adds to the understanding of the race. It is a place where men are more concerned with the quality of their goals than the quantity of their goods. But most of all, the Great Society is not a safe harbor, a resting place, a final objective, a finished work. It is a challenge constantly renewed, beckoning us toward a destiny where the meaning of our lives matches the marvelous products of our labor."

Lyndon Johnson, Remarks at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1964

7. All of the following were part of Johnson's Great Society program EXCEPT

8. Along with his goals of establishing a Great Society, Johnson was also engaged in which of the following initiatives?

9. Johnson's Great Society most represented an extension of which of the following initiatives?

10. Which one of the following was an unintended consequence of the liberal successes of the 1960s?