2010 Adult Quiz and Answers

2010 Adult Civil Rights Quiz 2010

1. A real estate agent only shows Ali and his partner Matt homes in a one neighborhood. When asked why she does not show them other parts of town, she tells them that this neighborhood is the best for their lifestyle.  Is this legal?

           A.    Yes. She is thinking of their needs.                  B.    Yes. Sexual orientation is not covered by the law.

         C.    No. She is limiting their search due to             D.   No.  People who are gay should not be allowed

                        their sexual orientation                                                live in neighborhoods where children reside.

 

2. Which U.S. Senator wrote the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), whose 20th anniversary was July 26th?

                A.    Senator Charles Grassley                                     B.    Senator Tom Harkin

                C.    Senator Edward Kennedy                                    D.   Senator John McCain

 

3. Up to how many weeks of maternity leave must an employer provide under the pregnancy law (which is less than the 12 weeks provided by the Family Medical Leave Act)?

                A.    4 weeks                                                                       B.    6 weeks

                C.    8 weeks                                                                       D.   10 weeks

 

4.  Lt. Oscar Mendoza lost his vision his tour of duty in Afghanistan and now relies on a service dog to help him see. He wants to go to a restaurant that prohibits pets. Can Lt. Mendoza take his dog into the restaurant?

                A.    Yes. His dog is a service animal.                         B.    Yes. Only if he sits outside away from other customers.

                C.    No.  It is against the place’s policy.                   D.   No. The well-groomed dog takes up too much space.

 

5. Alesha’s landlord denies Alesha’s request to install grab bars in the bathroom to improve her ability to move around in her apartment. Can the landlord refuse this modification request?

                A.    Yes, the landlord owns the property.             B.    Yes, no laws prohibit the landlord from denying the request.

                C.    No, as long as these are reasonable                D.   No, tenants can do whatever they want to their apartments.

                        modifications and Alesha pays for the bars.                                                                

 

6.  In 1920, which amendment to the U.S. Constitution gave women the right to vote? 

                A.    The 14th Amendment                                             B.    The 15th Amendment

                C.    The 18th Amendment                                             D.   The 19th Amendment

 

7. A police officer in Iowa pulls Maria over and gives her a speeding ticket? Is this possible discrimination?

                A.    Yes, if the police officer only gives speeding       B.    No. Not if the police officer believed Maria

                        tickets to Latinos but not to whites.                        was an undocumented immigrant.

                C.    Yes, women should not receive tickets.        D.   No, Latinos always break the law and should be punished.

               

8. Olaf uses a wheelchair. He wants to go shopping, but there is no ramp leading up to the store, built two years earlier. The doorway is also too narrow for a wheelchair user to use. Is this possible discrimination?

                A.    No. This is a one-time occurrence.                   B.    Yes. Olaf is being excluded due to his disability.

                C.    It is only discrimination if the store has         D.   It is only discrimination if Olaf previously requested that the

                        15 or more employees.                                                store install a ramp.

 

 

 2010 Adult Civil Rights Quiz Answers

1. A real estate agent only shows Ali and his partner Matt homes in a one neighborhood. When asked why she does not show them other parts of town, she tells them that this neighborhood is the best for their lifestyle.  Is this legal?

C. No. She is limiting their search due to their sexual orientation.

 

2. Which U.S. Senator wrote the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), whose 20th anniversary was July 26th?

B. Senator Tom Harkin                   Senator Harkin’s brother had a disability, which was his motivation for the law.

 

3. Up to how many weeks of maternity leave must an employer provide under the pregnancy law (which is less than the 12 weeks provided by the Family Medical Leave Act)?

C. 8 weeks                                          Women make take 6 weeks paid and 2 week unpaid leave, for a total of 8 weeks.

 

4.  Lt. Oscar Mendoza lost his vision his tour of duty in Afghanistan and now relies on a service dog to help him see. He wants to go to a restaurant that prohibits pets. Can Lt. Mendoza take his dog into the restaurant?

A. Yes. His dog is a service animal. The dog serves as Lt. Mendoza’s eyes and is not considered a pet.                     

 

5. Alesha’s landlord denies Alesha’s request to install grab bars in the bathroom to improve her ability to move around in her apartment. Can the landlord refuse this modification request?

C. No, as long as these are reasonable modifications and Alesha pays for the bars.                                                                                                                                                                                                  

6.  In 1920, which amendment to the U.S. Constitution gave women the right to vote? 

D. The 19th Amendment                                14th ended slavery, 15th African American men the right to vote, 18th Prohibition

 

7. A police officer in Iowa pulls Maria, a Latino, over and gives her a speeding ticket? Is this possible discrimination?

A.  Yes, if the police officer only gives speeding tickets to Latinos but not to whites.        

               

8. Olaf uses a wheelchair. He wants to go shopping, but there is no ramp leading up to the store, built two years earlier. The doorway is also too narrow for a wheelchair user to use. Is this possible discrimination?

B. Yes. Olaf is being excluded due to his disability.            Any building built recently must be accessible.