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A fourth-grade class in Chesterfield County, Virginia was recently asked the following multiple-choice question on a history test:

The United States Supreme Court ruled in 1954 (Brown v. Board of Education) that “separate but equal” ___________ were unconstitutional.

A. water fountains
B. restaurants
C. public schools
D. churches

The right answer to this question is “C.”

A more challenging way to ask this same question would be to make it a “multiple answer, multiple choice” question and require the test-taker to concisely explain his or her answer. What’s the right answer?

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