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 Brown v. Board of Education (of Topeka)
(1954) U.S. Supreme Court case in which the court ruled unanimously that racial segregation in public schools violated the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
B. Civil Rights Act of 1964
C. Jim Crow laws Jim Crow laws, in U.S. history, statutes enacted by Southern states and municipalities, beginning in the 1880s, that legalized segregation between blacks and whites. The name is believed to be derived from a character in a popular minstrel song.
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 Ku Klux Klan (k' klŭks klăn), designation mainly given to two distinct secret societies that played a part in American history, although other less important groups have also used
C. Little Rock Nine
D. NAACP NAACP
in full National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Oldest and largest U.S. civil rights organization. It was founded in 1909 to secure political, educational, social, and economic equality for African Americans; W.E.B. Du Bois and Ida B.
--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 The Montgomery bus boycott was a mass protest by African American citizens in the city of Montgomery, Alabama, against Segregation policies on the city's public buses. It was nine years before the Civil Rights Act of 1964 would change the nation forever. 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"?
--7. E. D. Nixon wanted to use Rosa Parks's arrest as what?
A. an example of desegregation desegregation: see integration.
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
C. voter registration
--9. Who had to be protected by federal troops in order to attend the University of Mississippi The University of Mississippi, also known as Ole Miss, is a public, coeducational research university located in Oxford, Mississippi. Founded in 1848, the school is composed of the main campus in Oxford and three branch campuses located in Booneville, Tupelo, and Southaven. in 1962?
A. John F. Kennedy "John Kennedy" and "JFK" redirect here. For other uses, see John Kennedy (disambiguation) and JFK (disambiguation).
John Fitzgerald Kennedy (May 29, 1917–November 22, 1963), was the thirty-fifth President of the United States, serving from 1961 until his assassination in
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
HOW DID YOU RATE?
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.