Civil Rights in America

Question 1 of 10

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Which one of these events was the earliest?

Select one of the following:

  • Brown vs Topeka case

  • Bus Boy Cot

  • The Washington Peace March

  • The Freedom Rides

Question 2 of 10

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The other anti racism group was called the Black Power but what was the person in charge called?

Select one of the following:

  • Malcolm X

  • Linda Brown

  • Alger Hiss

  • Martin Luther King

Question 3 of 10

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Which of these was not a black power aim? (2 Answers)

Select one or more of the following:

  • Blacks should take more responsibility, power and control in their own communities (e.g. set up their
    own businesses). They should not rely on white to give them rights, but take control themselves.

  • non-violent tactics

  • blacks should set up their own state without any
    white people.

  • More focus on social and economic issues (e.g. poverty)

  • used methods such as giving speeches, marches and sit-ins in order to try and change things for
    Black Americans.

Question 4 of 10

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More than 250,000 people, including 60,000 whites marched to demand civil rights for
all. They heard Martin Luther King‘s famous ― "I have a dream" speech. What event was this?

Select one of the following:

  • Washington Peace march

  • Birmingham Peace March

  • Bus Boy Cot

  • Brown vs Topeka and Little Rock

Question 5 of 10

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1965- Voting Rights Act was passed, why did this still not allow all blacks to vote?

Select one of the following:

  • Due to lack of education blacks did not pass the literacy and numeracy tests required for the vote.

  • There was several attacks carried out by the government.

  • The blacks did not know about the voting rights act

  • Martin Luther king ordered for a protest to cot the vote like the bus boy cot.

Question 6 of 10

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1960s – Made journeys on interstate buses to draw attention to the fact that the southern states were
ignoring the laws that said interstate buses and bus stations should no longer be segregated. Which event was this?

Select one of the following:

  • Freedom Riders

  • Birmingham Peace March

  • Washington Peace March

  • Little Rock

Question 7 of 10

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Which one of these is NOT a aim of Martin Luther King?

Select one of the following:

  • Believed strongly in peaceful protest

  • Used methods such as giving speeches, marches and sit-ins in order to try and change things for
    Black Americans

  • Because he insisted on remaining peaceful, he was better able to persuade Presidents and Congress to
    go along with him.

  • More focus on social and economic issues (e.g. poverty) rather than political issues

Question 8 of 10

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Why did the Black Power Movement NOT develop in the 1960's?

Select one of the following:

  • Many blacks felt that the pace of change was too slow

  • Even though Martin Luther King‘s campaigns had achieved some great things, most blacks still faced
    poverty, discrimination and racism as part of their everyday lives

  • Many grew frustrated with the non-violent campaigns. They felt it was humiliating black people and
    was not bringing enough change fast enough.

  • The Black Panthers had the most violent reputation.

Question 9 of 10

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Little Rock was important to the Civil Rights Movement for a number of reasons; ( 2 Answers)

Select one or more of the following:

  • It showed that the President was willing to get involved and support black Americans.

  • There was world wide publicity for the Civil Rights Campaign and a lot of sympathy for the black
    students

  • It showed that civil rights does not work

  • Even though civil rights laws will get passed the southern states would just ignore them and the army would be need ed to get anything done down south.

Question 10 of 10

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The Civil Rights Movement had some major successes. For Example;
• The end of segregation in public places.
• Many more schools are now fully integrated.
• Far more blacks now vote in elections.
However what did it not solve? ( 2 Answers)

Select one or more of the following:

  • Many black authors and actors have become not very successful

  • The first black mayor (Carl Stokes in Cleveland, 1968) was elected.

  • black population are still worse off than whites and rates of
    unemployment are higher for blacks than whites Blacks still tend to have lower educational standards

  • Ghettos remain in many cities

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