SAT Subject US History Practice Question 433: Answer and Explanation
54. Which of the following statements supports the theory that the Brooklyn Dodgers played an important role in the struggle for civil rights by hiring Jackie Robinson?
A. Negro League players made much less money than white major leaguers.
B. Millions of fans saw and heard every day that Robinson played as well as or better than the white players.
C. The Dodgers were one of three baseball teams in New York, the largest city in the United States.
D. Robinson was named baseball's first rookie of the year in 1947.
E. Robinson never responded to taunts, jeers, or death threats from racist baseball fans.
Correct Answer: B
Every time he came to bat, Jackie Robinson proved to millions of people that African Americans clearly deserved the same opportunities as whites. The other choices are all true but not relevant to the question.