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Answers -- Fun, Facts, and Trivia
September 2002 Issue

The Dirksen Center wants to help teachers teach better by giving them the opportunity to use technology to create, customize, and share online learning activities in their classrooms. The Center wants to help students learn more by bringing educational resources together in one place that provide new ways to learn about Congress interactively.

To test your knowledge about affirmative action and other civil rights issues, take the interactive 3-tiered multiple-choice self-quiz posted on our Congress for Kids site. Find "Civil Rights Self-Quiz" at: You only get one chance to answer each question and you must pass each quiz to advance to the next level.

Affirmative Achievements

1. The Regents of the University of California v. Bakke (1978) decision allowed affirmative action to promote diversity but permitted race to be only one factor among many used to make college enrollment decisions. Programs could not create _____ specifying the number of African-Americans who would be admitted.

A) regulations
B) laws
C) formulas
D) quotas

2. In the Regents of the University of California v. Bakke (1978) the Supreme Court held that a university medical school, in admitting students, may…

A) use quotas for blacks and whites
B) use quotas for men and women
C) take gender into account
D) take race into account

Possible Essay Question:

Review the debate between those who favor equality of results and those who favor equality of opportunity. Have your students state and defend their position on the issue.

Answers to August's issue of Fun, Facts, and Trivia link here:

Do you have or know of an online activity you would like The Dirksen Congressional Center to feature on its new Web site for students -- Congress for Kids? The Center is currently seeking online activities that provide new ways to learn about Congress and the workings of the federal government interactively.

If you have questions or suggestions for online activities, contact Cindy Koeppel .

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