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Civil Rights Heroes Quiz

Test your knowledge about famous civil rights heroes.

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Test your knowledge about famous civil rights heroes.

1. What group of students was famous for challenging school segregation in the deep South?

  • The "Little Rock Nine"
  • The Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC)
  • The Black Panthers

2. Who is the person responsible for launching the Montgomery bus boycott, one of the pivotal events of the civil-rights movement?

  • Stokely Carmichael
  • Rosa Parks
  • Shirley Chisholm

3. Who was the lawyer who won the Supreme Court case, Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka (1954), which made segregation in public schools illegal?

  • Roy Wilkins
  • Ralph Abernathy
  • Thurgood Marshall

4. Woolworth's Department stores in the South used to refuse to serve African Americans at their lunch counters. What was the name of the group of students who held the first sit-ins at Woolworth's to protest the store's segregationist policies?

  • The Scottsboro Boys
  • The Little Rock Nine
  • The Greensboro Four

5. Who was the first black student to enroll at the University of Mississippi?

  • James Meredith
  • W.E.B. DuBois
  • Jesse Jackson

6. Who was the 14-year-old black boy who was brutally murdered by white racists in Mississippi for whistling at a white woman?

  • Emmett Till
  • Crispus Attucks
  • Dred Scott

7. Who became the first African-American player to break Major League baseball's unwritten rule against hiring blacks?

  • Satchel Paige
  • Jackie Robinson
  • Willie Mays

8. Who were the "Freedom Riders?"

  • Student groups who rode on buses throughout the South in order to integrate interstate transportation.
  • This was a name for civil rights marchers.
  • Members of the KKK who attack civil rights activists.

9. Who were the three young civil-rights workers who were murdered in Mississippi while working to register black voters?

  • James E. Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner
  • The Scottsboro Boys
  • Edgar Ray Killen, James Earl Ray, and Byron De La Beckwith

10. The day before he was assassinated, what was Martin Luther King engaged in?

  • He was in Montgomery supporting a bus boycott.
  • He was in Memphis supporting black garbage collectors who were on strike.
  • He attended the March on Washington.

1. What group of students was famous for challenging school segregation in the deep South?
The "Little Rock Nine"

2. Who is the person responsible for launching the Montgomery bus boycott, one of the pivotal events of the civil-rights movement?
Rosa Parks

3. Who was the lawyer who won the Supreme Court case, Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka (1954), which made segregation in public schools illegal?
Thurgood Marshall

4. Woolworth's Department stores in the South used to refuse to serve African Americans at their lunch counters. What was the name of the group of students who held the first sit-ins at Woolworth's to protest the store's segregationist policies?
The Greensboro Four

5. Who was the first black student to enroll at the University of Mississippi?
James Meredith

6. Who was the 14-year-old black boy who was brutally murdered by white racists in Mississippi for whistling at a white woman?
Emmett Till

7. Who became the first African-American player to break Major League baseball's unwritten rule against hiring blacks?
Jackie Robinson

8. Who were the "Freedom Riders?"
Student groups who rode on buses throughout the South in order to integrate interstate transportation.

9. Who were the three young civil-rights workers who were murdered in Mississippi while working to register black voters?
James E. Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner

10. The day before he was assassinated, what was Martin Luther King engaged in?
He was in Memphis supporting black garbage collectors who were on strike.

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