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Youth Civil Rights Trivia Quiz 2011
1: Which one of these people was not a participant in the Civil Rights movement in the 1950s-1960s?
A: Rosa Parks B: Martin Luther King, Jr.
C: Robert Kennedy D: Richard Nixon
2: Brown v. Board of Education is a landmark civil rights case. It ruled that:
A: Separate schools for blacks and whites are constitutional, as long as they are equal.
B: Women should be allowed to attend college, just like men.
C: Separate schools for blacks and whites are unconstitutional.
D: Teachers cannot hit students.
3: Who said, “Let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation’s wounds; to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan – to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace, among ourselves, and with all nations.”?
A: Martin Luther King, Jr. B: Frederick Douglass
C: Abraham Lincoln D: Barack Obama
4: During the Civil War, what leader of the Underground Railroad served as a spy for the Union Army?
A: William Lloyd Garrison B: Sojourner Truth
C: John Brown D: Harriet Tubman
5: In what northern state did a civil rights leader named Edna Griffin stage lunch counter sit-ins over a decade before the famous sit-ins in the South to protest racial discrimination?
A: Illinois B: New York
C: Iowa D: Massachusetts
6: In what year did Iowa pass its Safe School law that prohibits bullying in all schools?
A: 2001 B: 2007
C: 2009 D: 2011
7: During the Holocaust, who were the primary targets of Hitler?
A: Mentally disabled B: Women
C: Jews D: The elderly
8: What is not protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act?
A: Loss of limb B: Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
C: Stuttering D: Obesity