Chapters 7-9 Comprehension Test, Rosa Parks

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  • 1. 

    Why did black veterans have a hard time adjusting to life after serving in World War II?

    • A.

      They were not able to register to vote.

    • B.

      They were treated with disrespect.

    • C.

      They had a hard time finding jobs.

    • D.

      All of the above.

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above.
    Explanation
    Black veterans had a hard time adjusting to life after serving in World War II because they faced multiple challenges. They were not able to register to vote, which limited their political participation and representation. They were also treated with disrespect, facing discrimination and racism in various aspects of their lives. Additionally, they had a hard time finding jobs, as racial discrimination persisted in the job market. These factors combined made it difficult for black veterans to reintegrate into society and led to their struggles in post-war life.

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  • 2. 

    What did the Supreme Court rule on Brown vs Board of Education?

    • A.

      That segregated education is unconstitutional.

    • B.

      That segregated education is constitutional.

    • C.

      That integrated education is unconstitutional.

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. That segregated education is unconstitutional.
    Explanation
    The Supreme Court ruled in Brown vs Board of Education that segregated education is unconstitutional. This landmark decision declared that racial segregation in public schools violated the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, which guarantees equal rights and protection under the law for all citizens. The ruling marked a significant milestone in the civil rights movement and paved the way for desegregation efforts in schools across the United States.

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  • 3. 

    What was the purpose of the Highlander Folk School?

    • A.

      To teach children to read and write

    • B.

      To teach adults to read and write

    • C.

      To teach children how to take care of high land

    • D.

      To teach adults how to take care of high land

    Correct Answer
    B. To teach adults to read and write
    Explanation
    The purpose of the Highlander Folk School was to teach adults to read and write. This school aimed to provide education and literacy skills to adults who may not have had the opportunity to learn earlier in life. It focused on empowering individuals through education, enabling them to participate more actively in society and advocate for their rights.

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  • 4. 

    Which segregation law  angered  black people in Montgomery the most?

    • A.

      Water fountain segregation

    • B.

      Movie theatre segregation

    • C.

      Car segregation

    • D.

      Bus segregation

    Correct Answer
    D. Bus segregation
    Explanation
    In Montgomery, the segregation law that angered black people the most was bus segregation. This refers to the practice of segregating black and white passengers on buses, with black people being forced to sit in the back of the bus and give up their seats to white passengers if the front of the bus became full. This discriminatory practice was a clear symbol of racial inequality and sparked outrage among black individuals who were treated as second-class citizens. It eventually led to the Montgomery Bus Boycott, a significant event in the Civil Rights Movement.

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  • 5. 

    Why did activists take a petition to the bus company?

    • A.

      To ask for separate buses for blacks and whites

    • B.

      That only white bus drivers be hired

    • C.

      For nicer treatment and no visable signs of segregation

    • D.

      For them to put an end to segregation

    Correct Answer
    C. For nicer treatment and no visable signs of segregation
    Explanation
    The activists took a petition to the bus company to advocate for nicer treatment and the elimination of visible signs of segregation. They were likely protesting against the discriminatory practices and unequal treatment that black passengers were experiencing on the buses. By presenting the petition, they hoped to bring attention to these issues and push for changes that would promote equality and fairness on public transportation.

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  • 6. 

    Why did Rosa Parks refuse to give up her seat on the bus?

    • A.

      She planned to be the test case for the NAACP

    • B.

      She was tired of giving in

    • C.

      She was too exhausted to move

    • D.

      She knew the law was on her side

    Correct Answer
    B. She was tired of giving in
    Explanation
    Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on the bus because she was tired of constantly yielding to the unjust segregation laws that oppressed African Americans. By taking a stand, she hoped to challenge the discriminatory system and inspire change.

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  • 7. 

    How does the title of Chapter 9, "They've Messed With the Wrong One Now", support the main idea of that chapter?

    • A.

      Rosa Parks was the best person to be a plaintiff

    • B.

      Mrs. Nixon was the best person to be a plaintiff

    • C.

      Rosa Parks was mean, tough and fought people

    • D.

      Rosa Parks deserved the treatment she received

    Correct Answer
    A. Rosa Parks was the best person to be a plaintiff
    Explanation
    The title of Chapter 9, "They've Messed With the Wrong One Now", supports the main idea of Rosa Parks being the best person to be a plaintiff. This title suggests that Rosa Parks was not someone to be underestimated or taken lightly, indicating that she was strong-willed and determined. This aligns with the main idea of the chapter, which likely focuses on her courageous act of refusing to give up her seat on the bus and the subsequent legal battle that followed.

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  • 8. 

    What did the Women's Political Council's handbill ask people to do?

    • A.

      Ride the city bus on the day of Rosa Park's trial

    • B.

      Ride the city bus every day of the year

    • C.

      Don't ride the city bus anywhere on the day of Rosa Park's trial

    • D.

      Don't ride the city bus ever again in your life

    Correct Answer
    C. Don't ride the city bus anywhere on the day of Rosa Park's trial
    Explanation
    The Women's Political Council's handbill asked people not to ride the city bus anywhere on the day of Rosa Park's trial.

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  • 9. 

    Who was made president of the MIA (Montgomery Improvement Association)?

    • A.

      Rosa Parks

    • B.

      Mr. Nixon

    • C.

      Reverend Abernathy

    • D.

      Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Correct Answer
    D. Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.
    Explanation
    Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. was made president of the MIA (Montgomery Improvement Association). This is because he played a crucial role in the Montgomery Bus Boycott, a pivotal event in the Civil Rights Movement. King's leadership, charisma, and dedication to nonviolent protest made him the natural choice to lead the MIA and guide the boycott to success. His efforts not only brought attention to the issue of racial segregation but also inspired a generation of activists and led to significant advancements in civil rights.

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  • 10. 

    How long did people think the bus boycott would last?

    • A.

      At least a year

    • B.

      At least a week

    • C.

      At least a few days

    • D.

      At least a few hours

    Correct Answer
    A. At least a year
    Explanation
    During the bus boycott, people believed that it would last for a significant amount of time, specifically at least a year. This suggests that they were prepared for a prolonged struggle and were willing to commit to the boycott for an extended period. It also indicates their determination and belief in the cause they were fighting for, as they anticipated that it would take a considerable amount of time to bring about the desired change.

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