Black Leaders and Reformers Quiz

Test your knowledge about famous black leaders and reformers.

Quiz

Test your knowledge about famous black leaders and reformers.

1. Which former slave and noted abolitionist edited and published The North Star, an abolitionist newspaper?

  • Phillis Wheatley
  • Benjamin Banneker
  • Frederick Douglass

2. The 15th Amendment, which granted African Americans the right to vote, was passed on which date?

  • February 3, 1870
  • July 14, 1889
  • November 19, 1910

3. Which civil rights activist gained notoriety in the late nineteenth century for her scathing editorials denouncing racial injustice?

  • Sojourner Truth
  • Zora Neale Hurston
  • Ida B. Wells

4. Noted African–American intellectual and civil rights activist W.E.B. DuBois was a founding member of which organization in 1909?

  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
  • The National Negro Business League
  • Southern Christian Leadership Conference

5. Which landmark Supreme Court case represented an important victory for the civil rights movement in 1954?

  • Dred Scott vs. Sandford
  • Brown vs. the Board of Education of Topeka
  • Plessy vs. Ferguson

6. Who is generally considered the mother of the civil rights movement?

  • Harriet Tubman
  • Susan B. Anthony
  • Rosa Parks

7. Which of the following propelled Martin Luther King, Jr. to national prominence as a leader of the civil rights movement?

  • He led the boycott (1955-56) by African Americans in Montgomery, Alabama, against the segregated city bus lines.
  • He organized the massive March on Washington (1963), at which he gave his famous "I Have a Dream" speech.
  • He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize (1964) for his philosophy of nonviolent resistance.

8. On June 11, 1963, President Kennedy ordered the National Guard to ensure the enrollment of two African American students, Vivian Malone and James Hood, at which university?

  • University of Chicago
  • University of Mississippi
  • University of Alabama

9. What key event in the civil rights movement happened in 1964?

  • Thurgood Marshall became the first African American to be appointed to the US Supreme Court.
  • Congress passed the Civil Rights Act.
  • The Black Panther Party was formed.

10. The National Rainbow Coalition, a political organization uniting various minority groups, was formed in 1986 by which African–American political leader?

  • General Colin Powell
  • Louis Farrakhan
  • Reverend Jesse Jackson, Sr.

Your Results:

1. Which former slave and noted abolitionist edited and published The North Star, an abolitionist newspaper?
Frederick Douglass

2. The 15th Amendment, which granted African Americans the right to vote, was passed on which date?
February 3, 1870

3. Which civil rights activist gained notoriety in the late nineteenth century for her scathing editorials denouncing racial injustice?
Ida B. Wells

4. Noted African–American intellectual and civil rights activist W.E.B. DuBois was a founding member of which organization in 1909?
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

5. Which landmark Supreme Court case represented an important victory for the civil rights movement in 1954?
Brown vs. the Board of Education of Topeka

6. Who is generally considered the mother of the civil rights movement?
Rosa Parks

7. Which of the following propelled Martin Luther King, Jr. to national prominence as a leader of the civil rights movement?
He led the boycott (1955-56) by African Americans in Montgomery, Alabama, against the segregated city bus lines.

8. On June 11, 1963, President Kennedy ordered the National Guard to ensure the enrollment of two African American students, Vivian Malone and James Hood, at which university?
University of Alabama

9. What key event in the civil rights movement happened in 1964?
Congress passed the Civil Rights Act.

10. The National Rainbow Coalition, a political organization uniting various minority groups, was formed in 1986 by which African–American political leader?
Reverend Jesse Jackson, Sr.

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