Saturday, June 2, 2007

20th Century U.S. History: Civil Rights Knowledge Test

There have been various versions of this quiz but the one below seems to have most points

1) The Dixiecrat party was made up of Southern
a) Democrats
b) Republicans

2) Jim Crow laws were passed by legislatures controlled by:
a) Democrats
b) Republicans

3) When the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. led the civil rights efforts in the South, the governing powers that opposed him were of which party?
a) Democrat
b) Republican

4) In Arkansas, the governor who stood in the door of a schoolhouse to block integration was a:
a) Democrat
b) Republican

5) The president who ordered in the National Guard to dislodge the above-mentioned governor from the above-mentioned door was a:
a) Democrat
b) Republican

6) George Wallace was a:
a) Democrat
b) Republican

7) Lester Maddox was a:
a) Democrat
b) Republican

8) Although Republican Bo Callaway won a plurality of the vote, the Georgia Legislature installed Lester Maddox as governor. The Legislature was ruled by an overwhelming majority of:
a) Democrats
b) Republicans

9) As a bonus worth 50 points, which is the only one of questions above answered correctly with "b"?

10a) The attorney general who signed off on the wire taps that J. Edgar Hoover put on Martin Luther King, Jr. was a:
a) Democrat
b) Republican

10b) The President who was responsible for the attorney general who signed off on the wire taps that J. Edgar Hoover put on Martin Luther King, Jr. was a:
a) Democrat
b) Republican

11) The Governor of Arkansas during the 80's who participated in the official state designation of "confederate day" was a (hint: his name rhymes with "Will Linton"):
a) Democrat
b) Republican

(From December 20, 2002)

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