United States History

2015 AP U.S. History Practice Exam Multiple-Choice Questions 14

Questions 14 – 17 refer to the excerpt below.

“We conclude that in the field of public education the doctrine of ‘separate but equal’ has no place. Separate educational facilities are inherently unequal.”

Chief Justice Earl Warren, writing the unanimous opinion of the United States Supreme Court in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, 1954

Which of the following was the most immediate result of the decision excerpted?

(A) Radicals critiqued government actions as doing too little to transform the racial status quo.
(B) Education advocates raised awareness of the effect of poverty on students’ opportunities.
(C) Civil rights activists became increasingly divided over tactical and philosophical issues.
(D) Segregationists in southern states temporarily closed many public schools in an effort to resist the decision.

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