The Truth About The Ferguson Incident

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The Truth About The Ferguson Incident - Quiz

We have all heard things about what happened in Ferguson, Missouri with the shooting of a young male that didn't deserve it, but do you know what really happened? Take this informative quiz to know what really happened.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The Ferguson incident is known as _____________.

    • A.

      The shooting of Michael Brown

    • B.

      The shooting of Mitchell Brown

    • C.

      The day of the bombing

    • D.

      The day of the riot

    • E.

      The day Missouri went against their mayor

    Correct Answer
    A. The shooting of Michael Brown
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The shooting of Michael Brown." This incident refers to the fatal shooting of an unarmed African American teenager named Michael Brown by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, in 2014. The incident sparked widespread protests and civil unrest, highlighting issues of police brutality and racial inequality in the United States.

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  • 2. 

    What is the date of the "Ferguson Incident"?

    • A.

      August 23, 2014

    • B.

      August 10, 2014

    • C.

      August 9, 2014

    • D.

      August 11, 2014

    • E.

      September 9, 2014

    Correct Answer
    C. August 9, 2014
    Explanation
    The correct answer is August 9, 2014. This date refers to the "Ferguson Incident," which is likely a reference to the shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. The incident sparked widespread protests and became a significant moment in the Black Lives Matter movement.

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  • 3. 

    What is the name of the police man that was involved in killing this young man?

    • A.

      Derrick Wilson

    • B.

      Darren Wilson

    • C.

      Dale Wilson

    • D.

      Danny Wilson

    • E.

      David Wilson

    Correct Answer
    B. Darren Wilson
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Darren Wilson because the question is asking for the name of the police man involved in killing the young man. Darren Wilson is the only option that matches this description.

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  • 4. 

    So the Ferguson incident involves an 18 year old man, Michael Brown, being fatally shot by a police officer. How did the incident begin?

    • A.

      The officer got out and walked up to Brown telling him to get on the sidewalk

    • B.

      Brown ran up to the cop car and hit the cop for telling him to get on the sidewalk

    • C.

      The officer told Brown to get onto the sidewalk instead of the street and an altercation ensued

    • D.

      Brown and the police officer were yelling from a distance

    • E.

      The officer told Brown to come to the window

    Correct Answer
    C. The officer told Brown to get onto the sidewalk instead of the street and an altercation ensued
    Explanation
    The incident began when the officer told Brown to get onto the sidewalk instead of the street and an altercation ensued.

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  • 5. 

    The officer shot 12 rounds at Brown, ___ hit him, the last one being fatal.

    • A.

      6

    • B.

      3

    • C.

      10

    • D.

      8

    • E.

      4

    Correct Answer
    D. 8
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 8 because it states that the officer shot 12 rounds at Brown, and the last one was fatal. Since the question asks for the number of rounds that hit him, we can infer that 8 rounds hit him before the fatal shot.

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  • 6. 

    What was the name of Brown's friend that was with him?

    • A.

      He was alone

    • B.

      Dwayne Johnson

    • C.

      Dorian Johnson

    • D.

      Adam Johnson

    • E.

      Adrian Johnson

    Correct Answer
    C. Dorian Johnson
  • 7. 

    A few days after the shooting, a video was released of the night of the incident, showing Brown ______________ just hours before the shooting. 

    • A.

      Stealing from a convenient store

    • B.

      Hitting someone in an alley

    • C.

      Harassing a child

    • D.

      Shooting a gun

    • E.

      Drinking

    Correct Answer
    A. Stealing from a convenient store
    Explanation
    The video released after the shooting shows Brown stealing from a convenient store just hours before the incident.

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  • 8. 

    Ferguson, Missouri is in an uproar right now causing ________ and mass destruction, along with some who carry peaceful protests.

    • A.

      Riots

    • B.

      Fighting

    • C.

      Burning down buildings

    • D.

      Police against Civilians

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All of the above" because the statement mentions that Ferguson, Missouri is currently experiencing an uproar, which implies that there are riots, fighting, burning down of buildings, and conflicts between the police and civilians. The phrase "along with some who carry peaceful protests" suggests that not all actions are violent, but the overall situation includes all the listed elements.

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  • 9. 

    President Obama has declared that police officers will now _______________, with the help of the Federal Government.

    • A.

      Wear more protective gear

    • B.

      Wear body cameras

    • C.

      Carry more weapons

    • D.

      Carry less weapons

    • E.

      Wear hats with cameras

    Correct Answer
    B. Wear body cameras
    Explanation
    President Obama has declared that police officers will now wear body cameras, with the help of the Federal Government. This measure aims to increase transparency and accountability in law enforcement by providing a video record of interactions between police officers and the public. Body cameras have been shown to improve trust between communities and law enforcement, as well as provide valuable evidence in investigations. This decision reflects a commitment to enhancing police practices and ensuring the fair and just treatment of all individuals involved in law enforcement encounters.

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  • 10. 

    According to the officer, Brown _________________ before he used his weapon to stop Brown.

    • A.

      Punched him

    • B.

      Tried to take his gun

    • C.

      Cussed him

    • D.

      Charged at him

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All of the above." This means that according to the officer, Brown did all of the mentioned actions before the officer used his weapon to stop Brown. Brown punched the officer, tried to take his gun, cussed at him, and charged at him.

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