How Much Do You Know About The Civil Rights Movement?

Test Your Knowledge Of One Of America's Greatest Movements For Social Change!
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Question 1/12

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Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a bus to a white man in what city?
Atlanta
Selma
Montgomery
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Question 2/12

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The sit-ins began with college students in what city?
Greensboro, North Carolina
Birmingham, Alabama
Jackson, Mississippi
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Question 3/12

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In 1964, civil rights workers planned a massive program of voter registration in the South. This was known as:
Project C
Freedom Summer
Election Summer
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Question 4/12

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Birmingham was often a battleground for civil rights workers because of its notorious police commissioner:
Laurie Pritchett
Bull Connor
Jim Clark
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Question 5/12

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The Civil Rights Act, which prohibited discrimination in public facilities, was signed into law in what year?
1960
1964
1968
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Question 6/12

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The organization founded by Martin Luther King was:
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee
Montgomery Improvement Association
Southern Christian Leadership Conference
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Question 7/12

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In 1962, the first African American student was admitted to the University of Mississippi. Who was he?
James Chaney
Medgar Evers
James Meredith
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Question 8/12

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Four young girls were killed when a church was dynamited in what Southern city?
Atlanta
Birmingham
Montgomery
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Question 9/12

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Malcolm X broke from the Nation of Islam in what year?
1960
1964
1968
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Question 10/12

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This woman--a former sharecropper--became a leader of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party:
Fannie Lou Hamer
Ella Baker
Diane Nash
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Question 11/12

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Civil rights workers who attempted to march from Selma to Montgomery were beaten in an event that came to be known as:
Bloody Tuesday
Bloody Sunday
Bloody Friday
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Question 12/12

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Martin Luther King was assassinated in April 1968 in what Southern city?
Memphis
Montgomery
Atlanta
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You may have missed a few, but your knowledge of the civil rights movement is pretty impressive. Good for you!

B+, Movement Mojo

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You really know your stuff! Your knowledge of the civil rights movement is impressive!

A+, Civil Rights Scholar

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1
Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a bus to a white man in what city?
Atlanta
Selma
Montgomery
2
The sit-ins began with college students in what city?
Greensboro, North Carolina
Birmingham, Alabama
Jackson, Mississippi
3
In 1964, civil rights workers planned a massive program of voter registration in the South. This was known as:
Project C
Freedom Summer
Election Summer
4
Birmingham was often a battleground for civil rights workers because of its notorious police commissioner:
Laurie Pritchett
Bull Connor
Jim Clark
5
The Civil Rights Act, which prohibited discrimination in public facilities, was signed into law in what year?
1960
1964
1968
6
The organization founded by Martin Luther King was:
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee
Montgomery Improvement Association
Southern Christian Leadership Conference
7
In 1962, the first African American student was admitted to the University of Mississippi. Who was he?
James Chaney
Medgar Evers
James Meredith
8
Four young girls were killed when a church was dynamited in what Southern city?
Atlanta
Birmingham
Montgomery
9
Malcolm X broke from the Nation of Islam in what year?
1960
1964
1968
10
This woman--a former sharecropper--became a leader of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party:
Fannie Lou Hamer
Ella Baker
Diane Nash
11
Civil rights workers who attempted to march from Selma to Montgomery were beaten in an event that came to be known as:
Bloody Tuesday
Bloody Sunday
Bloody Friday
12
Martin Luther King was assassinated in April 1968 in what Southern city?
Memphis
Montgomery
Atlanta