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Ninth Grade (Grade 9) Civil Rights Questions

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Grade 9 Civil Rights
                signed the Civil Rights Act into law.
  1. Gerald Ford
  2. Richard Nixon
  3. John F. Kennedy
  4. Lyndon Johnson
Grade 9 Civil Rights
The historic 1954 U.S. Supreme Court decision Brown v. Board of Education
  1. guaranteed the right to vote to all U.S. citizens.
  2. prohibited racial segregation in public schools.
  3. defined sexual harassment as a form of unlawful gender discrimination.
  4. recognized flag burning as protected under the First Amendment.
Grade 9 Civil Rights
Grade 9 Civil Rights
Grade 9 Civil Rights
Jim Crow laws following the Civil War were an attempt to
  1. improve the status and equality of African Americans
  2. restrict the freedoms of African Americans
  3. outlaw organizations like the Ku Klux Klan
  4. carry out the plans for the reconstruction of the South
Grade 9 Civil Rights
Grade 9 Civil Rights
How did Malcolm X die?
  1. Stabbed to death
  2. Hanging by the Ku Klux Klan
  3. Natural causes
  4. Shot 15 times at point blank range
Grade 9 Civil Rights
In 1957, President Eisenhower used federal Troops in Little Rock, Arkansas to
  1. eliminate housing discrimination
  2. allow African Americans to vote in local elections
  3. integrate the public schools
  4. admit African Americans to the University of Arkansas
Grade 9 Civil Rights
Jim Crow laws...
  1. protected the rights of African Americans
  2. restricted African American voting rights in the North
  3. enforced the segregation of the races
  4. restored equal rights to African Americans
Grade 9 Civil Rights
Grade 9 Civil Rights
What event helped MLK rise to prominence?
  1. Brown v Board of Education decision
  2. Montgomery Bus Boycott
  3. Passage of Civil Rights Act
  4. Passage of Voting Rights Act
Grade 9 Civil Rights
Who was a former black slave that was very outspoken in womens rights?
  1. Elizabeth Stanton
  2. Frederick Douglas
  3. Sojourner Truth
  4. None of the above
Grade 9 Civil Rights
Where was Malcolm X assassinated?
  1. Manhattan, New York
  2. Detroit, Michigan
  3. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  4. Washington, D.C.
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