Civil Rights Movement Review Quiz

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  • 1. 
    Which of the following is an example of segregation?
    • A. 

      Refusing to ride on city bus

    • B. 

      Forcing African Americans to attend different schools other than whites

    • C. 

      Taking lands from Native Americans

    • D. 

      Leading a rally for African American voters

  • 2. 
    Rosa Parks protested the law that...
    • A. 

      Prevented African Americans from riding the same buses

    • B. 

      Prevented African Americans from riding city buses

    • C. 

      Refused African Americans the right to attend school with white students

    • D. 

      Required African Americans and whites to sit in separate sections of city buses

  • 3. 
    What was the main concept of the ruling of Plessy v. Fergsuon in 1896?
    • A. 

      Separate but equal

    • B. 

      Equality for all

    • C. 

      Equality in education

    • D. 

      Freedom for all

  • 4. 
    Poll taxes and literacy tests...
    • A. 

      Kept many African Americans from voting

    • B. 

      Encouraged civil rights leaders

    • C. 

      Helped women to get the right to vote

    • D. 

      Were approved by the Supreme Court

  • 5. 
    Martin Luther King Jr. gained national attention during what key event?
    • A. 

      March on Washington

    • B. 

      Montgomery Bus Boycott

    • C. 

      Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court case

    • D. 

      Greensboro Sit in

  • 6. 
    Freedom Summer was an effort to...
    • A. 

      Invite women into the workforce and find jobs

    • B. 

      Help Native Americans find work and better careers

    • C. 

      Help African American voters in Southern states such as Mississippi

    • D. 

      Minorities in NC

  • 7. 
    Marches, sit-ins, and boycotts are examples of...
    • A. 

      Civil rights

    • B. 

      Massive resistance

    • C. 

      Nonviolent forms of protest

    • D. 

      Freedom events

  • 8. 
    After WWII, the Holocaust had drawn world wide attention to what horrors?
    • A. 

      Racism

    • B. 

      Segregation

    • C. 

      Massive resistance

    • D. 

      Violent protests

  • 9. 
    Most civil rights protests occurred in what location?
    • A. 

      Washington DC

    • B. 

      The Southern States

    • C. 

      Voting polls

    • D. 

      Supreme Court hearings

  • 10. 
    Four students went to a Greensboro lunch counter and demanded to be served at a white only lunch counter. What type of protest did they carry out?
    • A. 

      Massive resistance

    • B. 

      Boycott

    • C. 

      Sit in

    • D. 

      Freedom Ride

  • 11. 
    The event known as the "Little Rock Nine" - African American students were admitted to Central High School in Arkansas after...
    • A. 

      The nine students held a sit in at the high school

    • B. 

      Parents protested and took case to the local school board

    • C. 

      President Eisenhower sent in National Guard troops in order to provide safe passage for students into the school

    • D. 

      MLK protested the actions of the school

  • 12. 
    What was the main purpose of the March on Washington?
    • A. 

      Protest for better jobs and rights

    • B. 

      Protest for better education for all

    • C. 

      Meeting of all the leaders of the movement and he gave a speech there

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 13. 
    What did some Americans conclude about race relations after the violence in Selma Alabama in 1965?
    • A. 

      They were horrified at the violence that was being broadcast on national tv and realized that something needed to be done

    • B. 

      They were aware of the violence and were still undecided what to do about civil rights

    • C. 

      The protest had been a peaceful protest--- the attack on the protest group as they marched was violent and most were shocked by this event

    • D. 

      Both and A and C

  • 14. 
    From whom did Martin Luther King Jr. get the idea of non violent resistance?
    • A. 

      Rosa Parks

    • B. 

      Winston Churchill

    • C. 

      President Kennedy

    • D. 

      Gandhi

  • 15. 
    What event began the Civil Rights Movement?
    • A. 

      Montgomery Bus Boycott in 1955

    • B. 

      Brown v. Board of Education ruling by Supreme Court which began integration of US schools

    • C. 

      Jim Crow laws passed in the South

    • D. 

      Freedom Summer

  • 16. 
    What was the main purpose of the Jim Crow Laws in the South?
    • A. 

      Segregation of public places

    • B. 

      Integration of public places

    • C. 

      Punishment of the South for Civil War

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 17. 
    What form of protest was used by the crowd in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1957 - "Little Rock Nine"
    • A. 

      Massive Resistance

    • B. 

      Sit in

    • C. 

      Boycott

    • D. 

      March to freedom of schools

  • 18. 
    How did the Greensboro 4 impact the Civil Rights Movement?
    • A. 

      Sit ins were eventually staged throughout the South helping to break up the Jim Crow Laws

    • B. 

      Brought national attention to discrimination in the South

    • C. 

      After discrimination was broken up, the African Americans had the ability to have equal purchasing power in the state/national econmoy

    • D. 

      All of the Above

  • 19. 
    The main goal of the Freedom Riders was to...?
    • A. 

      Organize protests in the Southern states after Rosa rode the bus

    • B. 

      They rode buses from Washington to meet King and other leaders of the Civil Rights Movement to set up a huge protest movement for the next school year

    • C. 

      Break up the violence in the South

    • D. 

      groups that rode buses into the Southern states to "test" the federal order to desegregate the bus systems in the South

  • 20. 
    Why was Ruby Bridges important to the Civil Rights Movement?
    • A. 

      She led a protest for free schools

    • B. 

      She established a precedent in LA that schools should become integrated, by attending a former all white elementary school-- the first year all alone with no one else in her class, showing her bravery and dedication

    • C. 

      She was friends with Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr.

    • D. 

      Her parents and other key leaders used her as a "model" for improvement in schools because her grades were excellent to help motivate other students to do well in school

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