Black Civil Rights Focus Question Three (Black Power, Urban Ghetto Focus)

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Black Civil Rights Focus Question Three (Black Power focus)


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  • 1. 
    After the success of the 1965 Voters Rights Act which issue did Martin Luther King choose as new direction in his civil rights campaign?
    • A. 

      The continuing segregation in education

    • B. 

      Economic and social conditions of blacks in America

    • C. 

      Training new SCLC in speech making

  • 2. 
    Tick which of these accurately describe urban conditions in northern ghettoes in the mid 1960s
    • A. 

      Black ghettoes poorest areas of cities

    • B. 

      Overcrowded

    • C. 

      Well maintained

    • D. 

      Properties neglected by lanlords (i.e. landlords slow or did not fix leaking roofs)

    • E. 

      Widespread crime and unemployment

    • F. 

      Cycle of poverty and despair

    • G. 

      Desegregated

    • H. 

      Inferior social and economic conditions

  • 3. 
    Which was one area which experienced widespread rioting in the summer of 1965?
    • A. 

      Dallas, Texas

    • B. 

      Watts, Los Angeles, California

    • C. 

      El Paso

  • 4. 
    Who barred black citizens from skilled jobs?
    • A. 

      The federal government

    • B. 

      The state government

    • C. 

      Trade unions

  • 5. 
    What was the intitial trigger which sparked riots in the Los Angeles suburb of Watts?
    • A. 

      The assassination of Malcolm X

    • B. 

      The beating and arrest of a black man in Watts on suspicion of driving whilst drunk

    • C. 

      Freedom Summer

  • 6. 
    How many days did the Watts riots last?
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      3

    • C. 

      4

  • 7. 
    How many people were killed in the Watts riots?
    • A. 

      O

    • B. 

      16

    • C. 

      36

  • 8. 
    How many people were arrested?
    • A. 

      0

    • B. 

      400

    • C. 

      4000

  • 9. 
    Which black separatist organisation was Malcolm X a member of?
    • A. 

      Nation of Muslims

    • B. 

      Nation of Islam

    • C. 

      Islamic Fundamentalist Front

  • 10. 
    Why had Malcolm X changed his name from Malcolm Little to Malcolm X?
    • A. 

      "X" sounded cooler

    • B. 

      "Little" was the name of the slave owner his ancestors had forced to work for

    • C. 

      He thought "Little" appeared too weak

  • 11. 
    What did Malcolm X mean when he campaigned for black "self-reliance"?
    • A. 

      He wanted black people to be independent from white culture

    • B. 

      He wanted blacks to integrate with white culture

  • 12. 
    What did Malcolm X mean when he campaigned for "black pride"?
    • A. 

      He was proud of how black Civil Rights leaders had fought injustice in the Civil Rights campaign?

    • B. 

      He wanted black people to celebrate their culture, heritage, history and identity

    • C. 

      He was not proud of black submission to whites

  • 13. 
    What three methods did Malcolm X and the Nation of Islam choose to encourage "black pride" and "self-reliance"?
    • A. 

      Built Muslim temples and places of worship

    • B. 

      Encouraged black business to grow

    • C. 

      Encouraged blacks to trade with whites

    • D. 

      Discouraged black athletes for participating in white dominated sports

    • E. 

      Built schools and educated black children in black history

  • 14. 
    Who was the leader of the Nation of Islam?
    • A. 

      Mohammed Ali

    • B. 

      Elijah Mohammwed

    • C. 

      Angela Davies

  • 15. 
    What did Malcolm X think of civil rights leaders such as Martin Luther King?
    • A. 

      He fully supported their campaig to gain equal status for blacks

    • B. 

      He was heavily critical of leaders such as Martin Luther King believing that they had done very little to improve the lives of ordinary black Americans

    • C. 

      He was supportive of the civil rights movement

  • 16. 
    When President Kennedy was shot in 1963 Malcolm X responded that this was like the "chickens coming homke to roost" What did he mean by this?
    • A. 

      That violence was so widespread in US society that it was inevitable that the leader should fall victim to violence

    • B. 

      The President Kennedy had some chickens that were out of control

    • C. 

      That it wasn't Kennedy's fault that he had been shot

  • 17. 
    Following the Civil Rights Act 1964, three civil rights workers were murdered?  Which of these phrases did Malcolm X use in response to this in a speech at Oxford University in England?
    • A. 

      "......Civil Rights Bill is the greatest piece of legislation in Black history..."

    • B. 

      "...Civil Rights Bill down the drain...."

    • C. 

      ".....Lyndon Baines Johnson is a great friend to the Civil Rights movement....:

  • 18. 
    Which other phrase did he famously use during the speech?
    • A. 

      "....by any means necessary......"

    • B. 

      ".......death to the white man....."

    • C. 

      "....Martin Luther King is a traitor to black American's...."

  • 19. 
    Following the assassination of Malcolm X in 1965 which young black activist led the campaign known as the "March Against Fear"?
    • A. 

      Reverend Ralph Abernathy

    • B. 

      Stokely Carmichael

    • C. 

      Martin Luther King

  • 20. 
    What was the key issue that the "March Against Fear" was focused on?
    • A. 

      That many blacks were still not registering to vote even though the Voters Rights Bill had successfully been passed in 1965?

    • B. 

      To encourage Lyndon B Johnson to push the Voters Rights Bill through congress

    • C. 

      To gain the rights for blacks to vote

  • 21. 
    What was the symbol of the new black protest movement that campaiged to encourage blacks to register to vote?
    • A. 

      A black cheetah

    • B. 

      A black cat

    • C. 

      A black panther

  • 22. 
    What happened to James Meredith on the second day of the "March Against Fear"?
    • A. 

      He tripped over and sprained his ankle

    • B. 

      He was shot by a sniper but survived

    • C. 

      He was shot by a sniper and killed

  • 23. 
    When the march continued which black civil rights leader held Stokely Carmichael back from retaliating against police aggression?
    • A. 

      Malcolm X

    • B. 

      Martin Luther King

    • C. 

      James Meredith

  • 24. 
    What did the marchers encourage black people to do as they marched from town to town?
    • A. 

      Resist white rule with deliberate acts of violence against suspected white supremacists

    • B. 

      Register to vote

    • C. 

      Take strike action and refuse to work for whites who were exploiting them

  • 25. 
    What was the response of some white Mississippians along the way?
    • A. 

      Verbal abuse and offensive gestures towards marchers

    • B. 

      The streets were lined with enthusiastic white supporters in most towns

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