Black Civil Rights Focus Question Two

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Black Civil Rights Focus Question Two


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  • 1. 
    What was the Black Civil Rights organisation Rosa Parks had been a secretary for during the 12 years previous to 1955?
    • A. 

      SLCC

    • B. 

      CORE

    • C. 

      NAACP

    • D. 

      Black Panthers

  • 2. 
    What was the response of the bus driver when Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery 1955?
    • A. 

      "Do as you're told"

    • B. 

      "Nigger move back"

    • C. 

      "Get off the bus"

  • 3. 
    What was the response of the authorities to Rosa Parks defiance of segregation on buses?
    • A. 

      She was arrested

    • B. 

      She was given a warning to obey segregation in future

    • C. 

      She was placed in solitary confinement

  • 4. 
    What was the response of black civil rights campaigners in Montgomery to Rosa Parks arrest?
    • A. 

      Slow, a boycott was planned for the following week when black civil rights leaders had time to orchestrate a campaign

    • B. 

      Nothing, it took a few months for protests to gather momentum

    • C. 

      Immediate, leaflets distributed and a one day boycott announced 5th December

  • 5. 
    How effective was this action?
    • A. 

      Very effective - the Montgomery city buses were deserted

    • B. 

      Quite effective - some Blacks participated in the boycott but many were too fearful

    • C. 

      Not effective - most were too fearful and felt they a more carefully planned campaign neeeded to be introduced

  • 6. 
    What fine was imposed on Rosa Parks for her infringement of segregation on buses?
    • A. 

      Hard labour

    • B. 

      $10 fine

    • C. 

      $100 fine

    • D. 

      10 days community service

  • 7. 
    What was the name given to a new group formed designed to extend the boycott action in support of Rosa Parks actions?
    • A. 

      (MIA) Montgomery Internal Association

    • B. 

      (MIA) Montgomery in Action

    • C. 

      (MIA) Montgomery Improvement Association

    • D. 

      (MIA) Montgomery is Alive

  • 8. 
    Who was chosen as president of the MIA?
    • A. 

      Malcolm X

    • B. 

      ED Nixon

    • C. 

      Ralph Abernathy

    • D. 

      Dr Martin Luther King

  • 9. 
    The campaign almost collapsed when Montgomery authorities imposed a minimum fare on taxis that had been ferrying blacks to and from work.  How did the campaign overcome this obstacle?
    • A. 

      Walking

    • B. 

      They hired their own buses

    • C. 

      Car pooling (150 people including three whites)

  • 10. 
    Who said "He who lives by the sword will perish by the sword" during the Montgomery campaign?
    • A. 

      Ralph Abernathy

    • B. 

      Martin Luther King Jr

    • C. 

      ED Nixon

    • D. 

      Tom Waits

  • 11. 
    Blacks faced many difficulties during the action.  Which one of these does not apply?
    • A. 

      Martin Luther King's family home was bombed

    • B. 

      Blacks waiting for cars threatened with loitering

    • C. 

      Many blacks imprisoned without charges

    • D. 

      Insurance companies refused to insure pool cars

  • 12. 
    In 1956 Martin Luther King and 88 others were arrested.  What punishment was levied against Dr King?
    • A. 

      $500 fine or 386 days hard labour

    • B. 

      No punishment was imposed as authorities fearful of adverse media coverage

    • C. 

      365 days community service

    • D. 

      A week in solitary confinement

  • 13. 
    In June 1956 the Montgomery Federal Court declared that the segregation laws in Montgomery were .........?
    • A. 

      Lawful

    • B. 

      Unfair

    • C. 

      Unlawful

    • D. 

      Unconstitutional

  • 14. 
    What was the reaction of the Montgomery authorities to this decision?
    • A. 

      They accepted the decision, conceded defeat and granted integrated services on buses

    • B. 

      They ignored the decision and decided to appeal to the supreme court

    • C. 

      They abided by the decision

    • D. 

      They opposed it

  • 15. 
    What was the decision of the Supreme Court?
    • A. 

      The Montgomery segregation laws were constitutional

    • B. 

      The Montgomery segregation laws were unconstitutional

    • C. 

      The Montgomery bus companies were within their rights based upon the precedent set in the Plessy v Ferguson case 1890

  • 16. 
    Choose three points which you think were the most significant outcomes of the Montgomery protest for the Civil Rights movement?
    • A. 

      The value of Supreme Court in supporting Civil Rights movement reinforced

    • B. 

      Non-violence was a powerful new weapon in the movement and Martin Luther King as established as a new leader of the movement

    • C. 

      That the Civil Rights movement had achieved an phyrric victory

    • D. 

      States could no longer insist on segregation on public transport

    • E. 

      That black communities were too divided for organised protest, strong leaders were not evident and action quickly descended into violence

  • 17. 
    Martin Luther King's ideas of peaceful protest were influenced very much by which inspirational political figure?
    • A. 

      Kate Sheppard

    • B. 

      Mohandas Gandhi

    • C. 

      Mother Theresa

    • D. 

      Winston Churchill

  • 18. 
    Another key influence on Martin Luther King were the writings of non-violent activist Henry David Thoreau.  What was the name of the book written by him which greatly influenced Gandhi?
    • A. 

      Certain Disobedience

    • B. 

      Civil Disobedience

    • C. 

      Civic Disaster

    • D. 

      Chapel Dissent

  • 19. 
    After the success of the Montgomery campaign, what non-violent protest group was set up by Martin Luther King and 40 other black clergyman?
    • A. 

      SCLC

    • B. 

      CORE

    • C. 

      SNCC

    • D. 

      National Urban League

  • 20. 
    Following the Brown versus Board of Education decision in 1954 which new white supremacist organisation formed in protest.
    • A. 

      White Supremacist League

    • B. 

      White Citizens Council

    • C. 

      Ku Klux Klan

    • D. 

      National White Alliance

  • 21. 
    What social class did most members of the White Citizen's Council emerge from?
    • A. 

      White blue collar workers

    • B. 

      White middle class - e.g. lawyers, entrepreneurs, teachers

    • C. 

      Poor and uneducated whites

    • D. 

      Unemployed whites

  • 22. 
    Which one of these was not a tactic used by the White Citizens Council?
    • A. 

      Distributed pamphlets and articles

    • B. 

      Sponsored television and radio programmes

    • C. 

      Organised school essay writing contests

    • D. 

      Organised public lynchings

    • E. 

      Organised speakers at oublic meetings

  • 23. 
    What was the name of the White Citizens Council newspaper?
    • A. 

      The Star

    • B. 

      The Chief

    • C. 

      The Citizen

    • D. 

      The White Citizen

  • 24. 
    Mack Parker was the victim of the last recorded lynching in Mississippi by members of the Ku Klux Klan.  In which year was he murdered?
    • A. 

      1956

    • B. 

      1957

    • C. 

      1958

    • D. 

      1959

  • 25. 
    In 1959 John Howard Griffin conducted a social experiment in which he travelled the Southern States disguised as a black African American.  His findings were published in America and caused widespread shock.  What was the name of his book?
    • A. 

      "A black man in the South"

    • B. 

      "Black Like Me"

    • C. 

      "Black Like Him"

    • D. 

      "White as Black"

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