Tennessee House ousts 2 Democratic lawmakers

Q: Republican legislators in Tennessee voted to expel two Black Democrats from the state House over their protest on the chamber floor against gun violence after a school shooting left six people dead, including three 9-year-old students. Where is Tennessee?

Circle the area on this map

Q: The school shooting took place in less than 10 miles from the Tennessee State Capitol where legislators meet. What is Tennessee’s capital city?

A. Chattanooga

B. Knoxville

C. Memphis

D. Nashville

Q: Like most of its neighbors, Tennessee is one of 26 states that do not require a permit to carry a concealed weapon. Which of Tennessee’s neighbors has the second-highest rate of firearm deaths?

A. Alabama

B. Arkansas

C. Mississippi

D. Missouri

Q: Tennessee and all of its neighbors were slave states before the Civil War, but two of them did not join the Confederacy like Tennessee did. Which of these neighboring slave states remained in the Union?

A. Georgia

B. Kentucky

C. North Carolina

D. Virginia

Q: From the end of the Civil War until the 1950s, Tennessee passed some 20 laws to enforce segregation and make it a crime for Black and White people to marry. What were these measures commonly called?

A. Apartheid laws

B. Eugenics laws

C. Jim Crow laws

D. Nuremberg laws

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