General Knowledge Trivia Quiz On Politics And History!

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Below is a general knowledge trivia quiz on politics and history! The constitution has had different amendments since its creation so as to sit with the times as some of the laws were either biased or didn’t serve well for justice systems. How has politics changed from the time when America had its first president till not? This quiz will help refresh your memory. Do give it a shot and see how well you do!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The segregation that is imposed by law.
    • A. 

      De jure segregation

    • B. 

      De facto segregation

    • C. 

      Discrimination

    • D. 

      Prejudice

  • 2. 
    Court Case in 1896 which ruled that segregation was constitutional as long as the facilities for blacks and whites were "separate but equal".
    • A. 

      Plessy vs Ferguson

    • B. 

      Brown vs Board of Education

    • C. 

      Marshall vs Madison

    • D. 

      Sweatt vs McLaurin

  • 3. 
    Segregation by unwritten custom or tradition and was a fact of life.
    • A. 

      De jure segregation

    • B. 

      De facto segregation

    • C. 

      An American Dilemma

    • D. 

      Congress of Racial Equality

  • 4. 
    James Farmer and several others founded this group which was convinced that African Americans could apply direct nonviolent methods to gain Civil Rights.
    • A. 

      Congress of Racial Equality

    • B. 

      Montgomery Improvement Association

    • C. 

      Freedom Riders

    • D. 

      NAACP

  • 5. 
    Proclaimed that "in the field of public education the doctrine of separate but equal has no place."
    • A. 

      Earl Warren

    • B. 

      Thurgood Marshall

    • C. 

      Harry Truman

    • D. 

      Linda Brown

  • 6. 
    Arkansas governor who used the state national guard to prevent 8 African American students from attending Central High School. 
    • A. 

      Orval Faubus

    • B. 

      Dwight D. Eisenhower

    • C. 

      Elizabeth Eckford

    • D. 

      Rosa Parks

  • 7. 
    This law established the United States Civil Rights Commission which had the power to investigate violations of civil rights and gave the US attorney General greater power to protect the voting rights of African Americans.
    • A. 

      Civil Rights Act of 1957

    • B. 

      Brown v Board of Education

    • C. 

      Voting Rights Act

    • D. 

      African American Act

  • 8. 
    African American in December 1955 who refused to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery which started the bus boycott and kicked off Martin Luther King Jr.'s career.
    • A. 

      Rosa Parks

    • B. 

      Linda Brown

    • C. 

      Orval Faubus

    • D. 

      Elizabeth Eckford

  • 9. 
    Martin Luther King Jr and Ralph Abernathy form this organization which was primarily made up of African American ministers and advocated nonviolent resistance to fight injustice.
    • A. 

      National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

    • B. 

      Southern Christian Leadership Conference

    • C. 

      Montgomery Improvement Association

    • D. 

      Congress of Rational Equality

  • 10. 
    When did students begin to visit lunch counters with African Americans in Greensboro North Carolina?
    • A. 

      Sit In

    • B. 

      Strike

    • C. 

      Walk Out

    • D. 

      Wade in

  • 11. 
    Helped to start the Student NonViolent Coordinating Committee which as its goal tried to create grassroots movement that involved all classes of African Americans in the struggle to defeat white racism and to obtain equality.
    • A. 

      Ella Baker

    • B. 

      Martin Luther King Jr.

    • C. 

      Linda Brown

    • D. 

      Ralph Abernathy

  • 12. 
    Supreme Court ruling in 1960 which stated segregation on interstate buses and in waiting rooms was illegal.
    • A. 

      Boynton v Virginia

    • B. 

      Brown v Board of Education

    • C. 

      Plessy v Ferguson

    • D. 

      Civil Rights Act of 1957

  • 13. 
    Air force veteran who was admitted to the University of Mississippi in the face of severe segregation and discrimination in 1962.
    • A. 

      James Meredith

    • B. 

      Medgar Evers

    • C. 

      John F Kennedy

    • D. 

      Ross Barnett

  • 14. 
    Birmingham's Public Safety Commissioner who used police dogs and fire hoses on Civil Rights protestors.
    • A. 

      T. Eurene "Bull" Connor

    • B. 

      Medgar Evers

    • C. 

      Orval Faubus

    • D. 

      Robert Kennedy

  • 15. 
    Event which took place on August 28, 1963 attended by Martin Luther King Jr. at the Lincoln Memorial where the crown listed to the "I have a dream speech"
    • A. 

      March on Washington

    • B. 

      Freedom Rides

    • C. 

      Civil Rights Act

    • D. 

      SCLC

  • 16. 
    The act banned segregation in public accommodations and gave the federal government the ability to compel state and local school boards to desegregate their schools.  The act also allowed the Justice Department to prosecute individuals who violated people's civil rights and outlawed discrimination in employment.
    • A. 

      Civil Rights Act of 1957

    • B. 

      Civil Rights Act of 1964

    • C. 

      Voter Rights Act

    • D. 

      I have a dream Act

  • 17. 
    About 1,000 volunteers, mostly black and whites students flooded into Mississippi to register voters in 1964.
    • A. 

      Freedom Summer

    • B. 

      Freedom Riders

    • C. 

      Montgomery Bus Boycott

    • D. 

      March on Washington

  • 18. 
    In 1965 Martin Luther King, Jr, and the SCLC organized a major campaign in Alabama to pressure the federal government to enact voting rights legislation.
    • A. 

      March on Selma

    • B. 

      Montgomery Bus Boycott

    • C. 

      Birmingham Protests

    • D. 

      March on Washington

  • 19. 
    The Act banned literacy tests and empowered the federal government to oversee voter registration and elections in states that had discriminated against minorities.
    • A. 

      Voting Rights Act of 1965

    • B. 

      Civil Rights Act of 1964

    • C. 

      Civil Rights Act of 1957

    • D. 

      African American Act of 1954

  • 20. 
    Huey Newton and Bobby Seale formed this organization soon after Stokely Carmichael used the term "black power"  and organized armed patrols of African Americans around urban neighborhoods. 
    • A. 

      Nation of Islam

    • B. 

      Black Panthers

    • C. 

      SCLC

    • D. 

      NAACP