Black Civil Rights Quiz Questions And Answers

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which side achieved victory in the 1860-65 American Civil War?
    • A. 

      South America

    • B. 

      Abraham Lincoln's Union Armies

    • C. 

      North America

    • D. 

      Southern Confederate States

  • 2. 
    Whih states had been the centre for slavery in North America?
    • A. 

      Wetsern States

    • B. 

      Southern States

    • C. 

      Eastern States

    • D. 

      Northern States

  • 3. 
    The immediate post Civil War years are commonly known as the period of "r........."
    • A. 

      Reintroduction

    • B. 

      Reparations

    • C. 

      Reconstitution

    • D. 

      Reconstruction

  • 4. 
    What did the thirteenth amendment of the constitution promise?
    • A. 

      Compulsory minimum wage for Black African American's

    • B. 

      An end to slavery

    • C. 

      The right of Black African American's to free education

    • D. 

      The right of Black African American's to equal employment opportunities

  • 5. 
    What did the fourteenth amendment of the constitution promise?
    • A. 

      That blacks would be given equal protection under the law

    • B. 

      Freedom of movement for all workers

    • C. 

      That blacks were entitled to trade union representation

    • D. 

      The banning of white supremacist groups from America

  • 6. 
    What did the fifteenth amendment of the constitution promise?
    • A. 

      Black African Americans given the right to free education

    • B. 

      Black African Americans given the right to vote

    • C. 

      Black African Americans given right to trade unions

    • D. 

      Black African Americans given right to freedom of assembly

  • 7. 
    On June 7th 1892, what was Homer Plessey jailed for?
    • A. 

      Forming a black civil rights protest group in Birmingham, Alabama

    • B. 

      Refusing to take a literacy test when attempting to vote

    • C. 

      Failing the grandfather test

    • D. 

      Sitting in the "white" car of the East Louisiana Railroad

  • 8. 
    What "Jim Crown" law had been passed by the state of Louisiana had been defied by Homer Plessey?
    • A. 

      Jim Crow Law

    • B. 

      Segregation Act of Louisiana

    • C. 

      Seperate Car Act

    • D. 

      Defacto Segregation Act

  • 9. 
    Correctly identify another way in which black were restricted from being able to register to vote after 1867?
    • A. 

      Literacy tests

    • B. 

      Eye sight tests

    • C. 

      Hearing tests

    • D. 

      Maths test

  • 10. 
    What percentage of Black African American's lived in the Southern states in 1900?
    • A. 

      10%

    • B. 

      90%

    • C. 

      30%

    • D. 

      26%

  • 11. 
    Which era is commonly identified as the period in which most black African Americans migrated to northern states?
    • A. 

      1890-1900

    • B. 

      1880-1890

    • C. 

      1900-1930

    • D. 

      1950-60

  • 12. 
    When Black African American's settled in northern cities they were confronted with many difficulties.  Which of the following does not apply?
    • A. 

      Discrimination in the north still existed

    • B. 

      Black housing was in the poorest parts of the cities

    • C. 

      Equal opportunities existed in many of the new industrial centres

    • D. 

      It was impossible for blacks to obtain skilled labour or a high paying job

  • 13. 
    The new urban ghettoes witnessed growing tension between Black neighbourhoods and working class whites who resented the new settlers.  In 1919 this mounting tension led to riots resulting in the deaths of 15 whites and 23 blacks.  In which city did this take place?
    • A. 

      Chicago

    • B. 

      Detroit

    • C. 

      Michigan

    • D. 

      Boston

  • 14. 
    In 1909 a new organisation emerged campaigning for an imrovement in Civil Rights opportunities for Blacks.  What was the nameof this organisation?
    • A. 

      SCLC

    • B. 

      KKK

    • C. 

      NAACP

    • D. 

      CORE

  • 15. 
    What does NAACP stand for?
    • A. 

      National Association for the Advancement of Coloured Peoples

    • B. 

      New York Association for the Advancement of Coloured Peoples

    • C. 

      National Assembly for the Assistance of Coloured Peoples

    • D. 

      Nebraska Assembly for the Assistance of Coloured Peoples

  • 16. 
    Which US President controversially sacked 15 out of 17 black supervisors in 1912 and oversaw the segregation of many government departments leading to a campaign of action by the NAACP?
    • A. 

      Lyndon B. Johnson

    • B. 

      Woodrow Wilson

    • C. 

      John F. Kennedy

    • D. 

      Dwight Eisenhower

  • 17. 
    From which group did the Ku Klux Klan draw most of its support from?
    • A. 

      Poor uneducated whites from the North

    • B. 

      White suburban middle class housewives

    • C. 

      Poor uneducated whites from the South

    • D. 

      University students

  • 18. 
    During the 1930s the KKK began to lose support as its racial policies bore similarities with which European party?
    • A. 

      The Popular Front in Spain

    • B. 

      Communist Party in the Soviet Union

    • C. 

      Hitler's Nazi Party

    • D. 

      Conservative Party in Great Britain

  • 19. 
    Which mid-twentieth century event created new opportunities that challenged segregation in the USA?
    • A. 

      First World War

    • B. 

      The New Deal

    • C. 

      The Great Depression

    • D. 

      Second World War

  • 20. 
    During the Second World War blacks were able to gain some more skilled positions and more responsible roles. In 1947, President Harry Truman made an announcement that demonstrated some improvements in Black Civil Rights.  What was this?
    • A. 

      Desegregation of the movie industry

    • B. 

      Desegregation of the teaching profession

    • C. 

      Desegregation of the army

    • D. 

      Desegregation

  • 21. 
    Which black African American became the first black to play major league professional sport in America?
    • A. 

      OJ Simpson

    • B. 

      Jackie Robinson

    • C. 

      Mohammed Ali

    • D. 

      Mark Tyson

  • 22. 
    What was the name of the school girl who was at the centre of the Brown versus Board of Topeka court case in 1954?
    • A. 

      Linda Green

    • B. 

      Linda Brown

    • C. 

      Linda McCartney

    • D. 

      Linda Red

  • 23. 
    Why did her father Oliver Brown protest to a local school?
    • A. 

      She had been subject to racist taunts

    • B. 

      She had been bullied at school

    • C. 

      She had done badly in a History test

    • D. 

      Because she was not permitted entry due to a segregation laws in Kansas

  • 24. 
    What happend when Oliver Brown and 12 other parents brought their case against the board of education to the District Council?
    • A. 

      Their case was ignored

    • B. 

      Their case was defeated

    • C. 

      Their case succeeded

    • D. 

      Oliver Brown gave up the case

  • 25. 
    Which organising providing legal expertise did Oliver Brown approach for assistance in his campaign?
    • A. 

      NAACP

    • B. 

      CORE

    • C. 

      National Urban League

    • D. 

      SCLC

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