U.S. History : Middle School: Grades 6, 7 and 8 Quiz - Racial Unrest and Civil Rights in the USA 2 (Questions)

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Segregation was the norm during racial unrest and civil rights in the USA. Many white Americans had difficulty with seeing black people as free and equal. In 1919 a black boy was stoned and drowned after swimming in part of a lake reserved for whites!

Here is our second History quiz on Racial Unrest and Civil Rights in the USA.

1. Which secret organization used violence against black people?
[ ] Fu Flux Fighters
[ ] Ku Klux Klan
[ ] Wang Chun Gang
[ ] White Witch Weirdos
2. After an attack, the KKK usually left what behind?
[ ] A burning cross
[ ] A dead rooster
[ ] A sack of manure
[ ] A wreath of thorns
3. Blacks were often killed for an alleged offense. This was called .......
[ ] blagging
[ ] lopping
[ ] lynching
[ ] shriking
4. A law of 1954 allowed black and white children to .......
[ ] attend the same schools
[ ] play in the same baseball teams
[ ] swap toys
[ ] visit each other's homes
5. Which black woman made the news in 1955?
[ ] Rachel Parr
[ ] Rita Parrish
[ ] Rosa Parks
[ ] Rowena Packer
6. What did Rosa Parks refuse to do?
[ ] Give up her bus seat to a white man
[ ] Give up her restaurant table to a white family
[ ] Leave a church service
[ ] Send her son to a white school
7. The bus boycott took place where?
[ ] Atlanta, Georgia
[ ] Jackson, Mississippi
[ ] Montgomery, Alabama
[ ] Nashville, Tennessee
8. Established in the 1940s, what was CORE?
[ ] Charter of Racism Eradication
[ ] Committee of Racial Experiments
[ ] Congress of Racial Equality
[ ] Council of Radical Existence
9. Who founded CORE?
[ ] Charles Weaver
[ ] James Farmer
[ ] Michael Baker
[ ] William Potter
10. In 1961 CORE began a protest called Freedom .......
[ ] Marches
[ ] Rallies
[ ] Rides
[ ] Speeches
U.S. History : Middle School: Grades 6, 7 and 8 Quiz - Racial Unrest and Civil Rights in the USA 2 (Answers)
1. Which secret organization used violence against black people?
[ ] Fu Flux Fighters
[x] Ku Klux Klan
[ ] Wang Chun Gang
[ ] White Witch Weirdos
They wore white robes and hoods and were called KKK for short
2. After an attack, the KKK usually left what behind?
[x] A burning cross
[ ] A dead rooster
[ ] A sack of manure
[ ] A wreath of thorns
They usually struck at night
3. Blacks were often killed for an alleged offense. This was called .......
[ ] blagging
[ ] lopping
[x] lynching
[ ] shriking
Between 1889 and 1940 almost 4,000 were lynched
4. A law of 1954 allowed black and white children to .......
[x] attend the same schools
[ ] play in the same baseball teams
[ ] swap toys
[ ] visit each other's homes
Many Southern states ignored such laws
5. Which black woman made the news in 1955?
[ ] Rachel Parr
[ ] Rita Parrish
[x] Rosa Parks
[ ] Rowena Packer
6. What did Rosa Parks refuse to do?
[x] Give up her bus seat to a white man
[ ] Give up her restaurant table to a white family
[ ] Leave a church service
[ ] Send her son to a white school
She was arrested - black people boycotted the busses
7. The bus boycott took place where?
[ ] Atlanta, Georgia
[ ] Jackson, Mississippi
[x] Montgomery, Alabama
[ ] Nashville, Tennessee
8. Established in the 1940s, what was CORE?
[ ] Charter of Racism Eradication
[ ] Committee of Racial Experiments
[x] Congress of Racial Equality
[ ] Council of Radical Existence
9. Who founded CORE?
[ ] Charles Weaver
[x] James Farmer
[ ] Michael Baker
[ ] William Potter
10. In 1961 CORE began a protest called Freedom .......
[ ] Marches
[ ] Rallies
[x] Rides
[ ] Speeches
To show that people of any color could use public transportation (without segregation)