an examination to determine whether a person meets the literacy requirements for voting, serving in the armed forces, etc.; a test of one's ability to read and write.
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How to use literacy test in a sentence
Hamer persisted and passed her literacy test on the third attempt.Some call voting restrictions upheld by Supreme Court ‘Jim Crow 2.0.’ Here’s the ugly history behind that phrase. | Gillian Brockell | July 2, 2021 | Washington Post
If that was true you couldn’t strike down a literacy test, or a law that was racially discriminatory.The Trailer: Is election reform headed for passage, courts, or nowhere? | David Weigel | March 4, 2021 | Washington Post
It would seem that the literacy test has been applied to ghosts in recent fiction.The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction | Dorothy Scarborough
But for this, she would have grown up too ignorant to pass the very simplest literacy test.Superwomen | Albert Payson Terhune
That the literacy test be not applied to the wives of immigrants.The Immigrant Tide, Its Ebb and Flow | Edward A. Steiner