U.S. History : Middle School: Grades 6, 7 and 8 Quiz - Racial Unrest and Civil Rights in the USA 3 (Questions)

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The Ku Klux Klan were synonymous with racial unrest and civil rights in the USA. The USA is known as the 'land of the free', yet black Americans had to campaign long and hard in history for equal civil rights.

Test your knowledge with our third quiz on Racial Unrest and Civil Rights in the USA.

1. In April 1963 race protests occurred where in Alabama?
[ ] Birmingham
[ ] Florence
[ ] Montgomery
[ ] Troy
2. What type of people set up the civil rights group SNCC?
[ ] Lawyers
[ ] Nurses
[ ] Shopkeepers
[ ] Students
3. The SNCC mainly used what type of protest?
[ ] Hunger strikes
[ ] Raising petitions
[ ] Riots
[ ] Sit-ins
4. Who became chairman of SNCC in 1966?
[ ] Charles Brown
[ ] Huey Newton
[ ] James Meredith
[ ] Stokely Carmichael
5. Which civil rights activist was assassinated in 1968?
[ ] James Farmer
[ ] Marcus Garvey
[ ] Martin Luther King
[ ] Thurgood Marshall
6. Which white racist is thought to have killed Martin Luther King?
[ ] Jack Ruby
[ ] James Earl Ray
[ ] Lee Harvey Oswald
[ ] Mark Chapman
7. Where was Martin Luther King assassinated?
[ ] Columbia, South Carolina
[ ] Dallas, Texas
[ ] Jefferson City, Missouri
[ ] Memphis, Tennessee
8. In 1963 over 250,000 civil rights protesters marched in which city?
[ ] Boston
[ ] Detroit
[ ] New Orleans
[ ] Washington
9. In a 1963 speech, Martin Luther King famously said .......
[ ] I got a feeling
[ ] I have a dream
[ ] The future is ours
[ ] The long road to freedom
10. The Watts area of which city saw major riots in 1965?
[ ] Houston
[ ] Los Angeles
[ ] New York
[ ] Seattle
U.S. History : Middle School: Grades 6, 7 and 8 Quiz - Racial Unrest and Civil Rights in the USA 3 (Answers)
1. In April 1963 race protests occurred where in Alabama?
[x] Birmingham
[ ] Florence
[ ] Montgomery
[ ] Troy
The city had closed public facilities to avoid having to desegregate
2. What type of people set up the civil rights group SNCC?
[ ] Lawyers
[ ] Nurses
[ ] Shopkeepers
[x] Students
Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee
3. The SNCC mainly used what type of protest?
[ ] Hunger strikes
[ ] Raising petitions
[ ] Riots
[x] Sit-ins
4. Who became chairman of SNCC in 1966?
[ ] Charles Brown
[ ] Huey Newton
[ ] James Meredith
[x] Stokely Carmichael
5. Which civil rights activist was assassinated in 1968?
[ ] James Farmer
[ ] Marcus Garvey
[x] Martin Luther King
[ ] Thurgood Marshall
He used non-violent tactics
6. Which white racist is thought to have killed Martin Luther King?
[ ] Jack Ruby
[x] James Earl Ray
[ ] Lee Harvey Oswald
[ ] Mark Chapman
King's birthday is a national holiday in the USA
7. Where was Martin Luther King assassinated?
[ ] Columbia, South Carolina
[ ] Dallas, Texas
[ ] Jefferson City, Missouri
[x] Memphis, Tennessee
8. In 1963 over 250,000 civil rights protesters marched in which city?
[ ] Boston
[ ] Detroit
[ ] New Orleans
[x] Washington
Interestingly, about 50,000 of them were white
9. In a 1963 speech, Martin Luther King famously said .......
[ ] I got a feeling
[x] I have a dream
[ ] The future is ours
[ ] The long road to freedom
The speech inspired millions of Americans
10. The Watts area of which city saw major riots in 1965?
[ ] Houston
[x] Los Angeles
[ ] New York
[ ] Seattle