Black Civil Rights Focus Question Three

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Black Civil Rights Focus Question three by Alex Baker


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  • 1. 
    Which amendment to the American constitution permitted male black voters the right to vote?
    • A. 

      13th amendment

    • B. 

      14th amendment

    • C. 

      15th amendment 1868 “the right to vote shall not be denied because of race colour or previous condition of servitude”

  • 2. 
    In Mississippi in 1964 what % of blacks were registered to vote?
    • A. 

      6%

    • B. 

      16%

    • C. 

      26

  • 3. 
    What had the Civil Rights Act 1964 said about voters registration rights?
    • A. 

      It had forbidden blacks the right to vote

    • B. 

      It had given blacks the right to vote

    • C. 

      It had not dealt with the issue of state authorities preventing blacks exercising their right to vote

    • D. 

      It had forbidden state authorities from preventing blacks from registering to vote

  • 4. 
    Which of these methods was used by state authorities as a barrier to blacks registering to vote (select three)
    • A. 

      Limited time to register (ie registration times at inconvenient times for blacks)

    • B. 

      Literacy tests

    • C. 

      It was illegal to vote for blacks

    • D. 

      Only limited places where blacks could register to vote

  • 5. 
    In 1964 which civil rights group ran the "Freedom Summer" campaign encouraging blacks to register as voters?
    • A. 

      SNCC

    • B. 

      CORE

    • C. 

      SCLC

  • 6. 
    How did the White Citizens Council respond to the "Freedom Summer"?
    • A. 

      Widespread anger, economic boycotts of black businesses, protest rallies

    • B. 

      Public lynchings of black protestors

    • C. 

      No actions taken

  • 7. 
    What happend to the civil rights activists Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman and James Chaney?
    • A. 

      They were awarded a Congressional Award by Lyndon Baines Johnson for contribution to the movement

    • B. 

      They were murdered by members of the Ku Klux Klan

  • 8. 
    What period does focus question three cover?
    • A. 

      1954-65

    • B. 

      1965-70

    • C. 

      1863-970

  • 9. 
    What is focus question three for the Black Civil Rights topic?
    • A. 

      How did blacks attempt to bring about change?

    • B. 

      What new directions were pursued in the 1960s?

  • 10. 
    Select two reasons why Selma targetted by Martin Luther King and the SCLC as the next focus of the Civil Rights movement?
    • A. 

      The Civil Rights Act 1964 had failed to deal adequately with the issue of states preventing blacks from registering to vote

    • B. 

      Selma had been a model town in allowing blacks the right to register to vote

    • C. 

      Only 156 out of 15000 blacks were registered to vote

    • D. 

      Selma was conveniently close to Montgomery

  • 11. 
    What was the name of the police commissioner in Selma?
    • A. 

      Jim Crow

    • B. 

      Jim Clark

    • C. 

      Jim Bean

    • D. 

      Jimmy Carter

  • 12. 
    How had this police commissioner deliberately attempted to prevent blacks from registering to vote?
    • A. 

      He had threatened them with violence

    • B. 

      He arrested any black person who attempted to register to vote

    • C. 

      He invoked a city bylaw which prevented gatherings of more than 20 people. This enabled him to arrest blacks queing to register to vote

  • 13. 
    What instrument had Jim Clark been known to use against blacks trying to register to vote?
    • A. 

      A sword

    • B. 

      A cattle prod

    • C. 

      A spear

  • 14. 
    What was the first act that Martin Luther King conceived to highlight the slowness of the city of Selma to allow blacks to register to vote?
    • A. 

      Sit in campaign

    • B. 

      Organised children's march

    • C. 

      TV speech

    • D. 

      A march from Selwyn to Montgomery planned for Sunday 7th March

  • 15. 
    In which state is Selma in?
    • A. 

      Mississippi

    • B. 

      Alabama

    • C. 

      Florida

  • 16. 
    Give two reasons why Governor George Wallace banned this proposed march?
    • A. 

      He had been instructed to by J Edgar Hoover

    • B. 

      He feared escalating violence

    • C. 

      He feared unwanted publicity for Selma

    • D. 

      He had been instructed to by Lyndon Baines Johnson

  • 17. 
    Under pressure from Lyndon Baines Johnson what did Martin Luther King decide to do?
    • A. 

      Go ahead with the march

    • B. 

      Suspend the march

    • C. 

      Abandon the Selma campaign as too much risk of escalating violence

  • 18. 
    What did local leaders of SNCC decide to do following Martin Luther King's instruction?
    • A. 

      Ignore MLK and go ahead with the march

    • B. 

      Listen to MLK and agree to suspend the march

  • 19. 
    What was the name of the bridge where the 650 demonstrators met Jim Clark and his state troopers?
    • A. 

      Edgar Pummet Bridge

    • B. 

      Edward Petit Bridge

    • C. 

      Edmund Pettus Bridge

  • 20. 
    What is the name commonly given to this?
    • A. 

      "Bloody Sunday"

    • B. 

      "Bloody Monday"

    • C. 

      "Bloody Tuesday"

  • 21. 
    Why was America shocked by what happened on "Bloody ________"?
    • A. 

      TV images were broadcast of the violence by state troopers

    • B. 

      They were not shocked - they were used to seeing violence against blacks on television screens

  • 22. 
    What methods did the state troopers use to disperse the troopers?
    • A. 

      Police dogs

    • B. 

      Tear gas

    • C. 

      Machine guns

    • D. 

      Police horses

    • E. 

      Poison darts

  • 23. 
    Following the events of "Bloody ________" which received widespread media coverage across America, what action did MLK decide to take?
    • A. 

      He abandoned the Selma campaign

    • B. 

      He proposed a second peaceful protest march to take place on the following Tuesday

    • C. 

      He led a series of sit in campaigns

  • 24. 
    Following MLK's annoucement the Supreme Court banned the march.  What did Lyndon Baines Johnson urge MLK to do?
    • A. 

      Go ahead anyway as he was a supporter of the civil rights movement

    • B. 

      Go ahead anyway as it was what John F Kennedy would have wanted

    • C. 

      To abide by the decision of the supreme court and not go ahead with the march

  • 25. 
    What dilemma did this create for Martin Luther King?
    • A. 

      He risked losing support from blacks but also did not want to go against the wishes of the federal government who had previously supported the civil rights campaign

    • B. 

      He was concerned that blacks were finding the black nationalist philosophy of Malcolm X more appealing

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