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Trivia Quiz - Rosa Parks: Civil Rights Leader
What do you know about Rosa Parks, the "Mother of the Modern-Day Civil Rights Movement."
February 01, 2010
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1. Why was Rosa Parks arrested in Montgomery, Alabama in 1955?
A. she publicly protested when she was not allowed to run for a seat on the Montgomery Public School Board
B. she publicly protested after she was not allowed to vote in a local election
C. she used a public restroom reserved for whites only
D. she refused to give her up her seat on a public bus to a white man
2. When Rosa Parks' actions became public, she was fired from her job. What was her occupation?
D. car wash attendant
3. Rosa Parks was a member of the Montgomery Improvement Association, the organization that spearheaded the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Who was the president of that organization?
A. Martin Luther King Jr.
B. Coretta Scott King
C. Malcolm X
D. Howard Thurman
4. In 1965, Rosa Parks was hired by African-American U.S. Representative John Conyers. What position did Parks hold for Rep. Conyers?
A. office manager
B. campaign manager
D. traveling secretary
5. In 1979, Rosa Parks was awarded with the NAACP's highest award. What is the award called?
A. Golden Eagle Award
B. The Spingarn Medal
C. Langston Hughes Medal
D. Coretta Scott King Award
6. In 1999, what American news magazine named Rosa Parks "one of the 20 most influential figures of the 20th century"?
C. U.S. News & World Report
D. National Review
7. What is the name of Rosa Parks' autobiography?
A. Rosa Parks: Free At Last
B. Rosa Parks: Living Proof
C. Rosa Parks: My Story
D. Rosa Parks: My Struggles, My Victories
8. Which of the following awards did Rosa Parks not earn during her lifetime?
A. Alabama's Governor Medal of Honor
B. Congressional Gold Medal
C. Presidential Medal of Freedom
D. Presidential Citizens Medal
9. Who starred as Mrs. Parks in the 2002 movie, "The Rosa Parks Story"?
A. Kim Fields
B. Lisa Bonet
C. Whitney Houston
D. Angela Bassett
10. On the campus of what Alabama-based academic institution will you find The Rosa Parks Library and Museum?
A. Auburn University
B. Troy University
C. University of Alabama
D. University of North Alabama
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