U.S. Civil Rights Movement

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Civil Rights Movement Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz assesses student knowledge of important people, places, and events that took place during the civil rights movement.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What group of students was famous for challenging school segregation in the South?
    • A. 

      The "Little Rock Nine"

    • B. 

      The Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC)

    • C. 

      The Freedom Riders

  • 2. 
    Who is the person responsible for starting the Montgomery bus boycott?
    • A. 

      Martin Luther King Jr.

    • B. 

      Thurgood Marshall

    • C. 

      Rosa Parks

  • 3. 
    What was the name of the lawyer who won the Supreme Court case, Brown v. Board of Education, and made segregation in public schools illegal?
    • A. 

      George Wallace

    • B. 

      Linda Brown

    • C. 

      Thurgood Marshall

  • 4. 
    Who were the "Freedom Riders?"
    • A. 

      Students who rode on buses throughout the South to show that segregation wasn't legal anymore.

    • B. 

      A name for civil rights marchers.

    • C. 

      African Americans who marched in the Birmingham Children's Crusade.

  • 5. 
    In what city was Martin Luther King Jr. assassinated?
    • A. 

      Montgomery, AL

    • B. 

      Memphis, TN

    • C. 

      Washington D.C.

  • 6. 
    In what city was Martin Luther King Jr. born?
    • A. 

      Birmingham

    • B. 

      Memphis

    • C. 

      Atlanta

  • 7. 
    What famous prize was Martin Luther King Jr. honored with?
    • A. 

      Olympic Gold Medal

    • B. 

      The Pulitzer Prize

    • C. 

      The Nobel Peace Prize

  • 8. 
    What is the definition for desegregation?
    • A. 

      The right to fair and equal treatment, guaranteed by the Constitution.

    • B. 

      Ending the separation of people by racial or ethnic group.

    • C. 

      A way of bringing change without using violence.

  • 9. 
    What important law was passed by President Lyndon Johnson in 1964 that banned segregation in public places?
    • A. 

      Civil Rights Act

    • B. 

      Voting Rights Act

    • C. 

      Montgomery Bus Act

  • 10. 
    What was the purpose of the March on Washington?
    • A. 

      To protest against police actions during the Birmingham Children's Crusade.

    • B. 

      To show support for a bill that would end segregation in the U.S.

    • C. 

      To support the "Brown v. Board of Education" trial.

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