U.S. History Standards Questions: Civil Rights

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Civil Rights Movement Quizzes & Trivia

This quiz helps prepare students for the California U. S. History STAR test. It covers Civil Rights.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta fought for the rights of which of the following groups of often-exploited Mexican American laborers?
    • A. 

      Autoworkers

    • B. 

      Farm workers

    • C. 

      Steelworkers

    • D. 

      Food-service workers

  • 2. 
    Which of the following statements about the effect of vital African-American organizations such as the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) in the 1950s is correct?
    • A. 

      In the 1950s, NAACP and CORE did not exist.

    • B. 

      In the 1950s, NAACP and CORE did not exist.

    • C. 

      In the 1950s, NAACP and CORE met with great legal success.

    • D. 

      In the 1950s, NAACP and CORE met with great legal success.

  • 3. 
    Which of the following explains why President Roosevelt ordered the air force, navy, and marines to start recruiting African Americans and to put African Americans into combat positions?
    • A. 

      Because he valued the African American vote

    • B. 

      As a response to the “Double V” campaign

    • C. 

      In an effort to reduce racial discrimination in the United States

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 4. 
    Which of the following court decisions established the legal doctrine that endorsed “separate but equal” facilities for African Americans and whites?
    • A. 

      Dred Scott v. Sandford

    • B. 

      Plessy v. Ferguson

    • C. 

      Brown v. Board of Education

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 5. 
    The activities of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and the Freedom Riders are examples of which of the following?
    • A. 

      African American groups resisting political injustice and oppression

    • B. 

      African American groups resisting political injustice and oppression

    • C. 

      “sit-ins” staged at restaurants to protest the injustice of segregation

    • D. 

      White students co-opting the methods of civil rights groups to serve their own interests

  • 6. 
    Which of the following statements about the effectiveness of Malcolm X as a civil rights spokesman is true?
    • A. 

      Only the fact that he had been in prison made people take Malcolm X seriously.

    • B. 

      If he hadn’t been assassinated, Malcolm X would not be remembered as a great civil rights spokesman today.

    • C. 

      His “back-to-Africa” movement alienated Malcolm X from many African Americans.

    • D. 

      His magnificent public-speaking talents gained nationwide attention for the Nation of Islam.

  • 7. 
    Which of the following statements about the spread of the civil rights movement in the United States is correct?
    • A. 

      The movement began in the poor urban neighborhoods in the North, spread to the rural South, and would affect all African Americans.

    • B. 

      The movement began in the poor urban neighborhoods in the North, spread to the rural South, and would affect all African Americans.

    • C. 

      The movement began in the rural South, eventually spread throughout the U.S., and would affect all African Americans.

    • D. 

      The movement began in the rural South, eventually spread throughout the U.S., and would affect all of the country.

  • 8. 
    Which of the following statements about President Lyndon Johnson’s role in the civil rights movement is true?
    • A. 

      Southerner Lyndon Johnson fought the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that President Kennedy had introduced.

    • B. 

      Southerner Lyndon Johnson supported the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that President Kennedy had introduced.

    • C. 

      Lyndon Johnson supported the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, but his support had little effect.

    • D. 

      Northerner Lyndon Johnson supported the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that President Kennedy had introduced.

  • 9. 
    The 1848 Seneca Falls Convention organized by Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton marked which of the following?
    • A. 

      The passage of the Nineteenth Amendment

    • B. 

      The beginning of an organized Abolitionist movement

    • C. 

      The beginning of an organized women’s movement

    • D. 

      The first legal triumph of the women’s rights movement

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