SAT Subject US History Practice Question 430: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 430

51. In defiance of federal orders to desegregate Arkansas public schools, Governor Orval Faubus did all the following EXCEPT:

A. post the Arkansas National Guard at Little Rock High School to bar African-American students from entering
B. close down the Little Rock public schools for the 1958-1959 school year
C. petition the White House to overturn Brown v. Board of Education
D. work with others to establish private, all-white schools in Little Rock
E. speak out publicly against forced integration of Arkansas schools

Correct Answer: C

Explanation:

Faubus did not appeal to the federal government, which he knew would oppose his requests.

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