U.S. History : Middle School: Grades 6, 7 and 8 Quiz - Racial Unrest and Civil Rights in the USA 4 (Questions)

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There were many protests surrounding racial unrest and civil rights in the USA. By 1966, the emergence of the Black Power Movement enlarged the aims of the Civil Rights Movement to include racial dignity and freedom from oppression by white Americans.

Try our fourth History quiz on Racial Unrest and Civil Rights in the USA.

1. Which civil rights movement used more violent methods?
[ ] Black Power
[ ] Black Salvation
[ ] Fire Power
[ ] Power Force
2. Who was a major Black Power figure?
[ ] Bernard Q
[ ] Gregory K
[ ] Malcolm X
[ ] Stephen Y
3. What was Malcolm X's real name?
[ ] Malcolm Little
[ ] Malcolm Lowe
[ ] Malcolm Small
[ ] Malcolm Titch
4. At which Olympics did three American athletes make the Black Power salute?
[ ] 1964
[ ] 1968
[ ] 1972
[ ] 1976
5. Which actor and singer tried to make lynching illegal?
[ ] Al Jolson
[ ] Harry Belafonte
[ ] Paul Robeson
[ ] Sammy Davis Jr
6. Malcolm X was assassinated in which year?
[ ] 1965
[ ] 1967
[ ] 1969
[ ] 1971
7. Who founded the Universal Negro Improvement Association?
[ ] Marcus Garvey
[ ] Martin Luther King
[ ] Stokely Carmichael
[ ] Thurgood Marshall
8. Huey Newton and Bobby Seale formed which 1960's protest group?
[ ] Black Leopards
[ ] Black Lions
[ ] Black Panthers
[ ] Black Pumas
9. The Civil Rights Act was passed in which year?
[ ] 1964
[ ] 1966
[ ] 1968
[ ] 1970
10. Which boxer changed his 'slave name' of Cassius Clay?
[ ] George Foreman
[ ] Mike Tyson
[ ] Muhammad Ali
[ ] Sonny Liston
U.S. History : Middle School: Grades 6, 7 and 8 Quiz - Racial Unrest and Civil Rights in the USA 4 (Answers)
1. Which civil rights movement used more violent methods?
[x] Black Power
[ ] Black Salvation
[ ] Fire Power
[ ] Power Force
2. Who was a major Black Power figure?
[ ] Bernard Q
[ ] Gregory K
[x] Malcolm X
[ ] Stephen Y
3. What was Malcolm X's real name?
[x] Malcolm Little
[ ] Malcolm Lowe
[ ] Malcolm Small
[ ] Malcolm Titch
4. At which Olympics did three American athletes make the Black Power salute?
[ ] 1964
[x] 1968
[ ] 1972
[ ] 1976
As a reminder that blacks were still treated as 2nd class citizens
5. Which actor and singer tried to make lynching illegal?
[ ] Al Jolson
[ ] Harry Belafonte
[x] Paul Robeson
[ ] Sammy Davis Jr
President Roosevelt refused to agree to this
6. Malcolm X was assassinated in which year?
[x] 1965
[ ] 1967
[ ] 1969
[ ] 1971
7. Who founded the Universal Negro Improvement Association?
[x] Marcus Garvey
[ ] Martin Luther King
[ ] Stokely Carmichael
[ ] Thurgood Marshall
He wanted blacks to form a separate nation
8. Huey Newton and Bobby Seale formed which 1960's protest group?
[ ] Black Leopards
[ ] Black Lions
[x] Black Panthers
[ ] Black Pumas
9. The Civil Rights Act was passed in which year?
[x] 1964
[ ] 1966
[ ] 1968
[ ] 1970
It ended segregation of blacks and whites in the USA
10. Which boxer changed his 'slave name' of Cassius Clay?
[ ] George Foreman
[ ] Mike Tyson
[x] Muhammad Ali
[ ] Sonny Liston
He believed that slavery still had to be overcome