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Refer to the following information for question number 6 and 7:

Five amendments to the U.S. Constitution directly affect voting qualifications.

The Fifteenth Amendment, ratified in 1870, prohibited states from using race or color as standards for determining the right to vote.

The Nineteenth Amendment, ratified in 1920, prohibited the states from using gender as a voting qualification.

The Twenty-Third Amendment, ratified in 1961, granted the residents of Washington, D.C., a voice in the selection of the President and Vice President.

The Twenty-Fourth Amendment, ratified in 1964, outlawed the state poll tax as a requirement for voting in national elections.

The Twenty-Sixth Amendment, ratified in 1971, prohibited states from denying the vote to anyone 18 years old or over.

  1. The overall effect of the five amendments was to extend the vote to

    1. a larger portion of U.S. citizens
    2. a limited number of citizens
    3. tax-paying citizens
    4. citizens qualified by race and gender
    5. those citizens who must pay for the privilege

    Answer: A

  2. Which statement about the five amendments appears to be the best summary?

    1. They affirm the right of women to vote.
    2. They limit the right of U.S. citizens to vote according to where they live.
    3. They prohibit the use of certain requirements as voting qualifications.
    4. They prohibit some citizens from voting.
    5. They permit certain qualifications to be used in voting.

    Answer: C

  3. Refers to the information.

    Which statement is supported by information in the graph?

    1. Most parents are employed.
    2. Most parents are satisfied with their child-care arrangements.
    3. A group center is the most common arrangement used by employed parents.
    4. Most employed parents arrange for child care either in their own home or in someone else's home.
    5. About a quarter of all employed parents use child-care facilities at their place of work.

    Answer: D

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