Ku Klux Klan (Kkk)

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  • 1. 

    The Klan's purpose is to protect the rights of and further the interests of white Americans by violence and intimidation

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement is true. The purpose of the Klan, also known as the Ku Klux Klan, is indeed to protect the rights of and further the interests of white Americans through violence and intimidation. The Klan has a long history of promoting white supremacy and engaging in acts of terrorism against African Americans and other minority groups. Their actions, such as lynchings and cross burnings, were aimed at instilling fear and maintaining white dominance in society.

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  • 2. 

    The first Klan was founded in 1865 by which state?

    • A.

      Florida

    • B.

      Tennessee

    • C.

      South Carolina

    • D.

      Virginia

    • E.

      Nebraska

    Correct Answer
    B. Tennessee
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Tennessee because the first Klan was indeed founded in 1865 in Pulaski, Tennessee. It was established by a group of Confederate veterans and aimed to restore white supremacy in the South after the Civil War. The Klan used violence and intimidation tactics to target African Americans and their allies, as well as to undermine the Reconstruction efforts. Tennessee's role as the birthplace of the first Klan is an important historical fact in understanding the origins and impact of this white supremacist organization.

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  • 3. 

    A significant characteristic of the second Klan was that it was an organization based in rural areas, reflecting the major shifts of population to cities in both the North and the South

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because the second Klan was not based in rural areas, but rather it had a strong presence in urban areas. This is because the second Klan emerged during a time of rapid urbanization in the United States, with many people moving from rural areas to cities in search of economic opportunities. The Klan targeted these urban areas, where they believed that immigrants, African Americans, and other minority groups posed a threat to their vision of America. Therefore, the second Klan was primarily active in cities rather than rural areas.

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  • 4. 

    There were so many bombings of homes by Klan groups that the city's nickname was "Bombingham"

    • A.

      Nashville, TN

    • B.

      Detroit, MI

    • C.

      Birmingham, AL

    • D.

      Soiux Falls, ND

    • E.

      Louisville, KY

    Correct Answer
    C. Birmingham, AL
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Birmingham, AL. The nickname "Bombingham" suggests that there were numerous bombings of homes in this city by Klan groups. This indicates a history of racial violence and discrimination, which was prevalent in Birmingham during the civil rights movement in the 1960s. The bombings were often targeted at African American homes and institutions, and they were used as a means to intimidate and suppress the civil rights movement in the city.

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  • 5. 

    The only known former member of the Klan to hold a federal office currently in the United States is Democratic Senator : 

    • A.

      Morris Dees

    • B.

      Michael McDonald

    • C.

      Bill Wilkonson

    • D.

      Robert Byrd

    • E.

      David Burns

    Correct Answer
    D. Robert Byrd
    Explanation
    Robert Byrd is the correct answer because he was a former member of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) and also held a federal office as a Democratic Senator in the United States. Byrd was a member of the KKK in the 1940s but later renounced his membership and apologized for his involvement. He went on to have a long political career, serving in the Senate for over 50 years. Byrd's past association with the KKK remains a controversial aspect of his legacy.

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