Black History And Events Trivia Questions! Quiz

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Black History Quizzes & Trivia

Black history month is celebrated from the first to the last days of February. African Americans have a long culture that they brought from the motherland and have achieved much in America. This month is dedicated to celebrating their achievement and the roles they played. Take this test and see what you know about black history and events.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Important Civil Rights Legislation and Court Decisions ·         Amendment 14 Civil Rights - All persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws. ·         Amendment 15 Black suffrage - The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude. Brown v. Board of Education (1954) - This landmark decision allowed for the desegregation of schools. Gideon v. Wainwright (1963) - Allowed for any accused individual to have the right to an attorney. Before this case, an attorney would only be provided by the state if the result of the case could be the death penalty. Heart of Atlanta v. United States (1964) - Any business that was participating in interstate commerce would be required to follow all rules of the federal civil rights legislation. In this case, a motel that wanted to continue segregation was denied because they did business with people from other states. Civil Rights Act of 1964 - An important piece of legislation that stopped segregation and discrimination in public accommodations. Further, the U.S. Attorney General would be able to help victims of discrimination. It also forbid employers to discriminate against minorities. Twenty-Fourth Amendment (1964) - No poll taxes would be allowed in any states. In other words, a state could not charge people to vote. Voting Rights Act (1965) - Probably the most successful congressional civil rights legislation. This truly guaranteed what had been promised in the 15th amendment: that no one would be denied the right to vote based on race. It ended literacy tests and gave the U.S. Attorney General the right to intervene on behalf of those who had been discriminated against. _____________________________________________________________ Which of the following court cases or legislation dealt with interstate commerce
    • A. 

      Voting Rights Act

    • B. 

      Heart of Atlanta v. United States

    • C. 

      Brown v. Board of Education

    • D. 

      Gideon v. Wainwright

  • 2. 
    Which of the following cases and/or legislation was the only one not to occur in the 1960's?
    • A. 

      Twenty-Fourth Amendment

    • B. 

      Voting Rights Act

    • C. 

      Brown v. Board of Education

    • D. 

      Heart of Atlanta v. United States

  • 3. 
    Which important legislation forbid employers from discriminating against minorities?
    • A. 

      Brown v. Board of Education

    • B. 

      Gideon v. Wainwright

    • C. 

      Civil Rights Act of 1964

    • D. 

      Voting Rights Act

  • 4. 
    Which of the following are the two most closely related cases and/or legislation?
    • A. 

      Amendment 15 and the Voting Rights Act of 1964

    • B. 

      Amendment 14 and Brown v. Board of Education

    • C. 

      Heart of Atlanta v. United States and Gideon v. Wainwright

    • D. 

      Amendment 15 and Gideon v. Wainwright

  • 5. 
    What was the name of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s father's church?
    • A. 

      Ebenezer Baptist

    • B. 

      Atlanta Southern Baptist

    • C. 

      Southern Church of the People

    • D. 

      Atlanta Tabernacle

  • 6. 
    What group launched the Freedom Rides in 1961?
    • A. 

      ACLU-American Civil Liberties Union

    • B. 

      SCLC-Southern Christian Leadership Conference

    • C. 

      CORE-Congress of Racial Equality

    • D. 

      SNCC-Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee

  • 7. 
    At the time of her historic bus incident, what was Rosa Parks' occupation?
    • A. 

      Hospital orderly

    • B. 

      Drugstore clerk

    • C. 

      High school cafeteria worker

    • D. 

      Department store seamstress

  • 8. 
    SNCC member Stokely Carmichael was instrumental in forming the Lowndes County Freedom Organization in Alabama. What was its symbol?
    • A. 

      A balance scale

    • B. 

      The letters MLK

    • C. 

      A black panther

    • D. 

      A raised fist