Quiz: Martin Luther King, Jr. And The Civil Rights Movement

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Quiz: Martin Luther King, Jr. And The Civil Rights Movement

In the 1950s and 1960s, there was a major campaign set forward by the black community in the United States of America to gain equal rights for black people, given that slavery had been abolished in the Civil War and black people were still being discriminated against. In the following quiz, we want to talk about this Civil Rights Movement and some of its key people involved, including the great Martin Luther King, Jr!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In its landmark Brown vs. Board of Education decision, the Supreme Court declared it unconstitutional to:
    • A. 

      Force anyone taking public transportation to give up his/her seat

    • B. 

      Establish racially segregated public schools

    • C. 

      Prevent any registered adult from voting

    • D. 

      Deny anyone a public library card

  • 2. 
    Martin Luther King, Jr. served as the first president of which civil rights organization?
    • A. 

      The Southern Christian Leadership Conference

    • B. 

      The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

    • C. 

      The Southern Poverty Law Center

    • D. 

      The American Civil Liberties Union

  • 3. 
    Dr. King was directly influenced by which of the following leaders?
    • A. 

      Abraham Lincoln

    • B. 

      Malcolm X

    • C. 

      Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR)

    • D. 

      Mahatma Gandhi

  • 4. 
    Dr. King delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech at which major event?
    • A. 

      The Montgomery Bus Boycott

    • B. 

      The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom

    • C. 

      The funeral of President John F. Kennedy

    • D. 

      The inauguration of President Lyndon Johnson

  • 5. 
    What famous political action did Rosa Parks help prompt?
    • A. 

      Bloody Sunday

    • B. 

      The March on Washington

    • C. 

      The Montgomery Bus Boycott

    • D. 

      The Selma to Montgomery March

  • 6. 
    The Voting Rights Act of 1965 did everything BUT what?
    • A. 

      Send federal authorities to southern states to help register black voters

    • B. 

      Outlawed voting literacy tests

    • C. 

      Made it unlawful for certain jurisdictions with a history of discrimination to change any voting procedures without federal approval

    • D. 

      Required certain jurisdictions with a history of discrimination to provide voters with free transportation to the polls

  • 7. 
    Who was George Wallace?
    • A. 

      A major civil rights leader who worked with Dr. King

    • B. 

      The first protester killed during the “Bloody Sunday” police attacks

    • C. 

      The Supreme Court justice who wrote the Brown v. Board of Ed. decision

    • D. 

      The pro-segregationist governor of Alabama

  • 8. 
    Which one of these political groups was NOT part of Dr. King’s organizing efforts during the Civil Rights Movement?
    • A. 

      Congress of Racial Equality

    • B. 

      Black Panther Party

    • C. 

      Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee

    • D. 

      National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

  • 9. 
    What was Freedom Summer?
    • A. 

      A campaign to register black voters in Mississippi

    • B. 

      A series of protests in southern cities to oppose the incarceration of civil rights activists

    • C. 

      A bus tour Dr. King took throughout the South to galvanize black communities

    • D. 

      A march from Selma to Montgomery

  • 10. 
    Which public official famously accused Martin Luther King, Jr. of being “the most notorious liar in the country”? 
    • A. 

      George Wallace (Gov. of Alabama)

    • B. 

      J. Edgar Hoover (Director of the FBI)

    • C. 

      Bull Conner (City of Birmingham Police Commissioner)

    • D. 

      Richard Nixon (future U.S. President)

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