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A struggle for rights.

How much do you know about Rosa Parks and the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s? After you have read our play and time line (pp. 6-9), answer the questions. Then check the score key below. (Your teacher has the correct answers.)

--1. Which of the following enforced segregation by race?

A. Brown v. Board of Education

B. Civil Rights Act of 1964

C. Jim Crow laws

D. Rosa Parks's test case

--2. Which organization did Rosa Parks join as a young woman?

A. Democratic National Convention

B. Ku Klux Klan

C. Little Rock Nine


--3. How did Rosa Parks earn a living after moving to Montgomery?

A. as a seamstress

B. as a secretary

C. as a teacher

D. as a waitress

--4. About how long did the Montgomery bus boycott last?

A. six weeks

B. six months

C. just over a year

D. just over three years

--5. Rosa Parks was honored by having her casket lie in state where?

A. U.S. Capitol rotunda

B. U.S. Supreme Court

C. Washington Monument

D. White House

--6. Which of these words means "unfair treatment based on prejudice"?

A. boycotting

B. discrimination

C. intimidation

D. unanimous

--7. E. D. Nixon wanted to use Rosa Parks's arrest as what?

A. an example of desegregation

B. a Freedom Ride

C. a test case

D. a voter-registration drive

--8. What kind of protest was held by black students at a North Carolina lunch counter in 1960?

A. Freedom Ride

B. sit-in

C. voter registration

D. walk-in

--9. Who had to be protected by federal troops in order to attend the University of Mississippi in 1962?

A. John F. Kennedy

B. Martin Luther King Jr.

C. James Meredith

D. Rosa Parks

--10. In 1964, Freedom Riders helped Southern blacks do what?

A. attend all-white high schools

B. desegregate lunch counters

C. get health insurance

D. register to vote


7 to 10 correct: Pat yourself on the back.

4 to 6 correct: You can do better.

0 to 3 correct: You can do much better.


1. C

2. D

3. A

4. C

5. A

6. B

7. C

8. B

9. C

10. D
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Title Annotation:Rosa Parks and civil rights movement
Publication:Junior Scholastic
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Nov 28, 2005
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