Self-test check-up questions

MATCHINGanswer each question in your mind, then click on the answer box to find out if you are correct.

1. “We will put a man on the moon by the end of this decade”

2. The “Great Society” was his baby.

3. Pardoned Nixon for any crimes he “might have committed”

4. Iran-Contra Affairillegally diverted funds from selling arms to Iran to Nicaraguan rebels (“Contras”)

5. His military buildup caused the Soviet Union to crumble

6. Operation Desert Storm hero (general)

7. Accused of having an affair with Monica Lewinsky

8. Called Iran, Iraq, and N. Korea an “Axis of Evil”

9. Shot JFK (President Kennedy)

10. Only President who was never elected to the Executive branch

  1. George W. Bush

  2. Bill Clinton

  3. Gerald Ford

  4. Lydon Johnson

  5. John F. Kennedy

  6. Oliver North

  7. Lee Harvey Oswald

  8. Colin Powell

  9. Ronald Reagan

  10. Jack Ruby

answer each question in your mind, then click on the answer box to find out if you are correct.

1. Malcolm X advocated violence and urged blacks to remain separate from whites.

2. Johnson's “War on Poverty” consisted of convincing large corporations to sponsor college scholarships for poor youth.

3. The Voting Rights Act was passed in 1964; the Civil Rights Act was passed in 1965.

4. Martin Luther King's “I Have a Dream” speech was given during the 1963 “March on Washington”

5. Richard Nixon was impeached for obstruction of justice and lying under oath during the Watergate scandal.

6. Billy Graham founded the “Moral Majority” that helped propel Reagan to office.

7. “Reaganomics” was the name given to President Reagan's “trickle-down” economic plan.

8. PCs (personal computers) first appeared in the mid-1990s.

9. The Columbine shooting took place in 2006; it was an impulsive act by two young men.

10. Saddam Hussein was the dictator of Iraq; he was captured in 2004.

SUPREME COURT CASESfrom the list below, pick which case is described. Each case is used only one time. You may refer to these simply by the first party, like “the Abington case,” “the Elk Grove case,” or “the Dred Scott case,” etc.

Abington v. Schemp
Brown v. Board of Education
Bush v. Gore
Dred Scott v. Sanford
Elk Grove Unified Shcool District v. Newdow

Engel v. Vitale
Gibbons v. Odgen
Korematsu v. the United States
Lawrence v. Texas
Grsiwold v. Connecticut

Marbury v. Madison
McColloch v. Maryland
Miranda v. Arizona
Plessey v. Ferguson
Roe v. Wade

1. Which case established the “right to privacy?”

2. Which case decided the 2000 Presidential election?

3. Which case declared segregation LEGAL?

4. Which case declared segregation ILLEGAL?

5. Which case stated that slaves are property and not citizens?

6. Which case established the precedent of Judicial Review?

7. Which case directed that police must read a suspect's rights to him when arresting him?

8. Which case gave the government wide powers to regulate interstate commerce?

9. Which case legalized abortion?

10. Which case legitimized homosexual behavior?

11. Which case resulted from the interment (imprisonment) of US citizens of Japanese descent?

12. Which case ruled that a defendant is entitled to an attorney even if he can't afford one?

13. Which two cases ended prayer and Bible reading in public schools?

14. Which case involved the right to establish a Bank of the United States?

15. Which case OK'd the words “under Godin our Pledge of Allegiance?