How Much Do You Know About Historic Protest Movements?

Sit Ins, Sit Downs, and Picket Lines. How Well Do You Know Them?
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Question 1/12

nydailynews.com
The LGBT movement for equality is said to have begun with riots at what New York City bar?
The Priestess Club
The Stonewall Inn
Max's Kansas City
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Question 2/12

ia.us
The Boston Tea Party is one of the most famous protests in US history. But what were the protesting?
The Stamp Act
The Coercive Acts
The Tea Act
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Question 3/12

history.com
To pressure Congress to pass civil rights legislation, Martin Luther King led a march where?
From Selma to Montgomery
Washington, DC
Chicago
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Question 4/12

unl.edu
In 1894, one of the largest strikes in US history began when rail workers for this company went on strike, effectively shutting down rail transportation in 27 states:
Pullman
Standard Oil
US Steel
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Question 5/12

wordpress.com
In 1992, rioting erupted in what US city as a result of the acquittal of police officers in the beating of Rodney King.
St. Louis
Los Angeles
Chicago
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Question 6/12

untappedcities.com
In 1968, students who were protesting the Vietnam War took over buildings at what university?
Harvard
Oberlin
Columbia
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Question 7/12

wordpress.com
In 1945 and 1946, women--frustrated because of wartime shortages became involved in a series of disturbances at shops. These disturbances were known as the:
Girdle Rebellion
Nylon Riots
Perfume Battles
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Question 8/12

rarenewspapers.com
Following the murder of a young African American man, race riots spread across the country in 1919 in what came to be known as:
Red Summer
Dead Summer
Bloody Spring
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Question 9/12

authentichistory.com
In 1932, veterans of World War I descended on Washington, DC, seeking help in the midst of the Great Depression. What were they called?
Veterans on the March
Bonus Army
Angry Army
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Question 10/12

wordpress.com
In 1844, there were numerous riots in Philadelphia. What was their target?
Catholics
African Americans
Mexican Americans
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Question 11/12

smithsonianmag.com
In 1788, New York City experienced the Doctor's Protest. What, exactly, were people protesting?
Limited medical services for the poor
The practice of medical schools stealing corpses from cemeteries
The refusal by doctors to treat African Americans
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Question 12/12

toptenz.net
Widespread rioting erupted in the aftermath of the assassination of:
John Kennedy
Robert Kennedy
Martin Luther King
Result
Protests aren't really your scene. They're just so unruly. But some of these have changed the course of US history! Read some history!

C+, You're A Law-And-Order Type

huffpost.com
Right!
You know a thing or two about protests. You may have missed some of the more obscure ones, but you can hold your own when it comes to sticking it to the man!

B+, Pretty Good With Protests

abcnews.com
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You're on the front lines of every protest! Occupy Wall Street's got nothing on you!

A+, Working Class Hero

sfappeal.com
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1
The LGBT movement for equality is said to have begun with riots at what New York City bar?
The Priestess Club
The Stonewall Inn
Max's Kansas City
2
The Boston Tea Party is one of the most famous protests in US history. But what were the protesting?
The Stamp Act
The Coercive Acts
The Tea Act
3
To pressure Congress to pass civil rights legislation, Martin Luther King led a march where?
From Selma to Montgomery
Washington, DC
Chicago
4
In 1894, one of the largest strikes in US history began when rail workers for this company went on strike, effectively shutting down rail transportation in 27 states:
Pullman
Standard Oil
US Steel
5
In 1992, rioting erupted in what US city as a result of the acquittal of police officers in the beating of Rodney King.
St. Louis
Los Angeles
Chicago
6
In 1968, students who were protesting the Vietnam War took over buildings at what university?
Harvard
Oberlin
Columbia
7
In 1945 and 1946, women--frustrated because of wartime shortages became involved in a series of disturbances at shops. These disturbances were known as the:
Girdle Rebellion
Nylon Riots
Perfume Battles
8
Following the murder of a young African American man, race riots spread across the country in 1919 in what came to be known as:
Red Summer
Dead Summer
Bloody Spring
9
In 1932, veterans of World War I descended on Washington, DC, seeking help in the midst of the Great Depression. What were they called?
Veterans on the March
Bonus Army
Angry Army
10
In 1844, there were numerous riots in Philadelphia. What was their target?
Catholics
African Americans
Mexican Americans
11
In 1788, New York City experienced the Doctor's Protest. What, exactly, were people protesting?
Limited medical services for the poor
The practice of medical schools stealing corpses from cemeteries
The refusal by doctors to treat African Americans
12
Widespread rioting erupted in the aftermath of the assassination of:
John Kennedy
Robert Kennedy
Martin Luther King