Quiz: Martin Luther King, Jr. And The Civil Rights Movement

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 Quiz: Martin Luther King,Jr. And The Civil Rights Movement

  
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  • 1. 
    In its landmark Brown vs. Board of Education decision, the Supreme Court declared it unconstitutional to:
    • A. 

      Force anyone taking public transportation to give up his/her seat

    • B. 

      Establish racially segregated public schools

    • C. 

      Prevent any registered adult from voting

    • D. 

      Deny anyone a public library card


  • 2. 
    Martin Luther King, Jr. served as the first president of which civil rights organization?
    • A. 

      The Southern Christian Leadership Conference

    • B. 

      The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

    • C. 

      The Southern Poverty Law Center

    • D. 

      The American Civil Liberties Union


  • 3. 
    Dr. King was directly influenced by which of the following leaders?
    • A. 

      Abraham Lincoln

    • B. 

      Malcolm X

    • C. 

      Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR)

    • D. 

      Mahatma Gandhi


  • 4. 
    Dr. King delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech at which major event?
    • A. 

      The Montgomery Bus Boycott

    • B. 

      The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom

    • C. 

      The funeral of President John F. Kennedy

    • D. 

      The inauguration of President Lyndon Johnson


  • 5. 
    What famous political action did Rosa Parks help prompt?
    • A. 

      Bloody Sunday

    • B. 

      The March on Washington

    • C. 

      The Montgomery Bus Boycott

    • D. 

      The Selma to Montgomery March


  • 6. 
    The Voting Rights Act of 1965 did everything BUT what?
    • A. 

      Send federal authorities to southern states to help register black voters

    • B. 

      Outlawed voting literacy tests

    • C. 

      Made it unlawful for certain jurisdictions with a history of discrimination to change any voting procedures without federal approval

    • D. 

      Required certain jurisdictions with a history of discrimination to provide voters with free transportation to the polls


  • 7. 
    Who was George Wallace?
    • A. 

      A major civil rights leader who worked with Dr. King

    • B. 

      The first protester killed during the “Bloody Sunday” police attacks

    • C. 

      The Supreme Court justice who wrote the Brown v. Board of Ed. decision

    • D. 

      The pro-segregationist governor of Alabama


  • 8. 
    Which one of these political groups was NOT part of Dr. King’s organizing efforts during the Civil Rights Movement?
    • A. 

      Congress of Racial Equality

    • B. 

      Black Panther Party

    • C. 

      Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee

    • D. 

      National Association for the Advancement of Colored People


  • 9. 
    What was Freedom Summer?
    • A. 

      A campaign to register black voters in Mississippi

    • B. 

      A series of protests in southern cities to oppose the incarceration of civil rights activists

    • C. 

      A bus tour Dr. King took throughout the South to galvanize black communities

    • D. 

      A march from Selma to Montgomery


  • 10. 
    Which public official famously accused Martin Luther King, Jr. of being “the most notorious liar in the country”? 
    • A. 

      George Wallace (Gov. of Alabama)

    • B. 

      J. Edgar Hoover (Director of the FBI)

    • C. 

      Bull Conner (City of Birmingham Police Commissioner)

    • D. 

      Richard Nixon (future U.S. President)


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