Civil Rights During Reconstruction! Trivia Facts Quiz

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  • 1. 
    The Black Codes...
    • A. 

      Asked the Southern states to employ all African Americans

    • B. 

      Asked the Southern states to give an education to all people living in their home state

    • C. 

      Treated African Americans as second class citizens and placed restrictions on daily life

    • D. 

      African Americans were given permission to move to the North to find jobs

  • 2. 
    How did the 13th Amendment change  the US Constitution?
    • A. 

      Ended the Civil War

    • B. 

      Ended slavery

    • C. 

      Ended the spread of the Republican party

    • D. 

      Ended the movement of Northerners into the Southern states

  • 3. 
    The Reconstruction Act that was passed by Congress...
    • A. 

      Stopped the actions of the Freedmen's Bureau

    • B. 

      Replaced Johnson's 10 percent plan

    • C. 

      The former Confederate states were returned to military districts until new constitutions were made, passed the 14th amendment, and gave freedmen the right to vote

    • D. 

      Was part of the 14th amendment

  • 4. 
    President Johnson was impeached, which means he was...
    • A. 

      Elected to political office

    • B. 

      Removed from political office

    • C. 

      Convicted of crimes

    • D. 

      Accused of wrong doing

  • 5. 
    The main concept behind the Jim Crow Laws...
    • A. 

      Separate but equal facilities for African Americans and whites

    • B. 

      Same facilities provided for African Americans and whites

    • C. 

      All were equal under the law

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 6. 
    The best working definition of Reconstruction would be...
    • A. 

      Reorganizing

    • B. 

      Refusing

    • C. 

      Reuniting

    • D. 

      Rebuilding

  • 7. 
    For what reason did Andrew Johnson's Reconstruction plan not work well for African Americans?
    • A. 

      The plan did not focus on helping African American adjust to their new lives in the South

    • B. 

      Black Codes were passed in the South during his plan, which treated African Americans as second class citizens

    • C. 

      He tried to get rid of the Freedmen's Bureau

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 8. 
    Which way were African Americans kept down in the struggle for better rights during Reconstruction?
    • A. 

      Poll Taxes

    • B. 

      Literacy Tests

    • C. 

      Black Codes

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 9. 
    Which amendment gave citizenship to African Americans?
    • A. 

      Amendment 1

    • B. 

      Amendment 10

    • C. 

      Amendment 15

    • D. 

      Amendment 14

  • 10. 
    Which amendment gave the right to vote to African American men?
    • A. 

      Amendment 15

    • B. 

      Amendment 14

    • C. 

      Amendment 13

    • D. 

      Amendment 10

  • 11. 
    Which of the following is an example of segregation?
    • A. 

      Refusing to ride on city bus

    • B. 

      Forcing African Americans to attend different schools other than whites

    • C. 

      Taking lands from Native Americans

    • D. 

      Leading a rally for African American voters

  • 12. 
    Rosa Parks protested the law that...
    • A. 

      Prevented African Americans from riding the same buses

    • B. 

      Prevented African Americans from riding city buses

    • C. 

      Refused African Americans the right to attend school with white students

    • D. 

      Required African Americans and whites to sit in separate sections of city buses

  • 13. 
    What was the main concept of the ruling of Plessy v. Ferguson in 1896?
    • A. 

      Separate but equal

    • B. 

      Equality for all

    • C. 

      Equality in education

    • D. 

      Freedom for all

  • 14. 
    Poll taxes and literacy tests...
    • A. 

      Kept many African Americans from voting

    • B. 

      Encouraged civil rights leaders

    • C. 

      Helped women to get the right to vote

    • D. 

      Were approved by the Supreme Court

  • 15. 
    Martin Luther King Jr. gained national attention during what key event?
    • A. 

      March on Washington

    • B. 

      Montgomery Bus Boycott

    • C. 

      Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court case

    • D. 

      Greensboro Sit in

  • 16. 
    Freedom Summer was an effort to...
    • A. 

      Invite women into the workforce and find jobs

    • B. 

      Help Native Americans find work and better careers

    • C. 

      Help African American voters in Southern states

    • D. 

      Minorities in NC

  • 17. 
    Marches, sit-ins, and boycotts are examples of...
    • A. 

      Civil rights

    • B. 

      Massive resistance

    • C. 

      Nonviolent forms of protest

    • D. 

      Freedom events

  • 18. 
    After WWII, the Holocaust had drawn world wide attention to what horrors?
    • A. 

      Racism

    • B. 

      Segregation

    • C. 

      Massive resistance

    • D. 

      Violent protests

  • 19. 
    Most civil rights protests occurred in what location?
    • A. 

      Washington DC

    • B. 

      The Southern States

    • C. 

      Voting polls

    • D. 

      Supreme Court hearings

  • 20. 
    Four students went to a Greensboro lunch counter and demanded to be served at a white-only lunch counter. What type of protest did they carry out?
    • A. 

      Massive resistance

    • B. 

      Boycott

    • C. 

      Sit in

    • D. 

      Freedom Ride

  • 21. 
    The 24th Amendment did which of the following?
    • A. 

      Gave women the right to vote

    • B. 

      Ordered the federal government to return all land back to Native Americans

    • C. 

      Helped African Americans gain voting rights by outlawing poll taxes

    • D. 

      Ordered schools to provide bilingual education

  • 22. 
    The event known as the "Little Rock Nine" - African American students were admitted to Central High School in Arkansas after...
    • A. 

      The nine students held a sit in at the high school

    • B. 

      Parents protested and took case to the local school board

    • C. 

      President Eisenhower sent in National Guard troops in order to provide safe passage for students into the school

    • D. 

      MLK protested the actions of the school

  • 23. 
    What was the main purpose of the March on Washington?
    • A. 

      Protest for better jobs and rights

    • B. 

      Protest for better education for all

    • C. 

      Meeting of all the leaders of the movement and he gave a speech there

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 24. 
    The Civil Rights Act of 1964...
    • A. 

      Organized voter drives to bring out the African American vote

    • B. 

      Made segregation illegal in the US and forbid unequal treatment

    • C. 

      Created a form of nonviolent resistance for the Greensboro sit in

    • D. 

      Organized the Freedom Riders

  • 25. 
    What did some Americans conclude about race relations after the violence in Selma Alabama in 1965?
    • A. 

      They were horrified at the violence that was being broadcast on national tv and realized that something needed to be done

    • B. 

      They were aware of the violence and were still undecided what to do about civil rights

    • C. 

      The protest had been a peaceful protest--- the attack on the protest group as they marched was violent and most were shocked by this event

    • D. 

      Both and A and C

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