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Trivia Quiz - Ida Wells-Barnett - Civil Rights Crusader


Long before Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus, Ida Wells-Barnett was showing the world she wanted equal treatment by refusing to move from a railroad ladies car. A lady who would not take a backward step in her quest for civil rights!

Quiz Number: 5606
Date Submitted: April 12, 2016
Quiz Categories: History, American History
Quiz Type: Personality Quiz
Author: grant228
Average Score: 56 percent
Times Taken: 90 times
Taken by Registered Users: 1

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1. Ida B. Wells was born in the midst of the Civil War in 1862 in which southern state?
  A.   Virginia
  B.   Georgia
  C.   Mississippi
  D.   South Carolina

2. Following the death of her parents and a brother from yellow fever, Ida raised her six siblings while also studying to become what?
  A.   teacher
  B.   lawyer
  C.   journalist
  D.   doctor

3. When the railroad conductor tried to remove Ida Wells from the first class rail car for which she had paid, what did she do?
  A.   kicked the conductor in the shin
  B.   bit the conductor's hand
  C.   pretended she was deaf
  D.   feigned a fainting spell

4. What was the result of the lawsuit Ida Wells took as a result of her treatment in being forcibly removed from the rail car?
  A.   The conductor was fired and Ida issued with an apology.
  B.   The court refused to hear the case.
  C.   The case was dismissed.
  D.   Ida won the case and was awarded $500 in damages.

5. Following her famous court case Ida Wells did what?
  A.   Organized demonstrations against discrimination
  B.   Wrote articles for the local black newspaper
  C.   Addressed the Tennessee Supreme Court
  D.   Was asked to address the U S Congress

6. What cause did Ida Wells champion throughout the American south and throughout Europe?
  A.   an end to lynching
  B.   voting rights for African Americans
  C.   temperance
  D.   end of school segregation

7. In 1895 Ida Wells wrote what critical expose?
  A.   The Black Record
  B.   White Crimes Whitewashed
  C.   The Red Record
  D.   No Longer Slaves But Still Not Free

8. What country did Ida Wells tour, giving many speeches to aid her cause?
  A.   England
  B.   Canada
  C.   Russia
  D.   Australia

9. Of what civil rights organization was Ida Wells a founding member?
  A.   Regional Council of Negro Leadership (RCNL)
  B.   Congress of Racial Equality (CORE)
  C.   National Council of Negro Women (NCNW)
  D.   National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

10. With which of the following legendary civil rights campaigners did Ida Wells not have a major falling out?
  A.   Susan B. Anthony
  B.   Jane Addams
  C.   Frances Willard
  D.   W E B Du Bois


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