The Mongomery Bus Boycott

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The Mongomery Bus Boycott - Quiz

After watching the documentary Mighty Times, students will be able answer the following quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What started after Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on the bus to a white passenger?

    • A.

      The Civil Rights Movement

    • B.

      The Montgomery Bus Boycott

    • C.

      The Abolishment of Slavery

    • D.

      A riot in the streets

    Correct Answer
    B. The Montgomery Bus Boycott
    Explanation
    The correct answer is The Montgomery Bus Boycott. After Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on the bus to a white passenger, the African American community in Montgomery, Alabama organized a boycott of the city's buses. This boycott lasted for 381 days and was a key event in the Civil Rights Movement. The boycott put pressure on the city to end segregation on buses and eventually led to a Supreme Court ruling that declared segregation on public buses unconstitutional.

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  • 2. 

    How long did the boycott last?

    • A.

      81 days

    • B.

      365 days

    • C.

      381 days

    • D.

      5 days

    Correct Answer
    C. 381 days
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 381 days. This suggests that the boycott lasted for a significant amount of time, almost a year. This duration indicates that the boycott was a prolonged and sustained effort, likely involving a large number of people and requiring considerable commitment and perseverance.

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  • 3. 

    What was the name of the local leader of the NAACP, who was one of the first to take action in response to Mrs. Parks' arrest?

    • A.

      E. D. Nixon

    • B.

      Martin Luther King, Jr.

    • C.

      Reverend Abernathy

    • D.

      Raymond Parks

    Correct Answer
    A. E. D. Nixon
    Explanation
    E. D. Nixon was the local leader of the NAACP who took action in response to Mrs. Parks' arrest. This means that he played a significant role in advocating for civil rights and organizing the Montgomery Bus Boycott, which was a pivotal event in the civil rights movement. Martin Luther King Jr., Reverend Abernathy, and Raymond Parks may have also been involved in the civil rights movement, but they were not specifically mentioned as being the first to take action in response to Mrs. Parks' arrest.

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  • 4. 

    When did the boycott end?

    • A.

      On December 5, 1955

    • B.

      On December 5, 1956

    • C.

      On December 20, 1955

    • D.

      On December 20, 1956

    Correct Answer
    D. On December 20, 1956
    Explanation
    The correct answer is on December 20, 1956. This date marks the end of the boycott, which suggests that the boycott lasted for a considerable amount of time.

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  • 5. 

    What was the purpose of having the boycott?

    • A.

      To get Rosa Parks out of jail.

    • B.

      To have better and newer buses.

    • C.

      To segregate the buses.

    • D.

      To integrate the buses

    Correct Answer
    D. To integrate the buses
    Explanation
    The purpose of having the boycott was to integrate the buses. This means that the boycott was organized with the goal of ending racial segregation on public buses and allowing African Americans to have equal rights and access to public transportation. The boycott aimed to challenge the discriminatory policies and practices that were prevalent at the time and to advocate for equality and justice.

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  • 6. 

    How did some white communty members react?

    • A.

      They supported the African-Americans decisions.

    • B.

      They boycotted the buses also.

    • C.

      They committed act of violence.

    • D.

      They didn't care.

    Correct Answer
    C. They committed act of violence.
    Explanation
    The correct answer suggests that some white community members reacted to the African-Americans' decisions by committing acts of violence. This implies that instead of supporting or boycotting the buses like the other options, these individuals resorted to violent actions in response to the African-Americans' choices.

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  • 7. 

    Who became the leader of the Civil Rights Movement?

    • A.

      Rosa Parks

    • B.

      E. D. Nixon

    • C.

      Ralph Abernathy

    • D.

      Martin Luther King, Jr

    Correct Answer
    D. Martin Luther King, Jr
    Explanation
    Martin Luther King, Jr. became the leader of the Civil Rights Movement because of his influential role in advocating for racial equality and justice. He was a prominent figure who led peaceful protests and delivered powerful speeches, such as his famous "I Have a Dream" speech. King's leadership and nonviolent approach inspired millions of people to join the movement and fight against racial discrimination. His efforts eventually led to significant legislative changes, such as the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which aimed to end segregation and protect the rights of African Americans.

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  • 8. 

    Where does this boycott take place?

    • A.

      Alabama

    • B.

      Arkansas

    • C.

      Mississippi

    • D.

      Tennessee

    Correct Answer
    A. Alabama
    Explanation
    This boycott takes place in Alabama.

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  • 9. 

    What was the court's ruling on the bus segregation law?

    • A.

      Racial segregation was permitted.

    • B.

      Racial segregation laws were unconstitutional.

    • C.

      Racial segregation laws for buses were unconstitutional.

    • D.

      All men are created equal but seperate.

    Correct Answer
    C. Racial segregation laws for buses were unconstitutional.
    Explanation
    The court ruled that the bus segregation law was unconstitutional. This means that the law that enforced racial segregation on buses was found to be in violation of the constitution. The court determined that such laws were not in line with the principle that all individuals should be treated equally, regardless of their race.

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