2011 Youth Quiz

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