What Is Civil Disobedience? - Definition, Acts & Examples


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Passive resistance is also known as _____.

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1. In _____ Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. led a march to raise awareness about civil rights and desegregation.

2. In what city did the sit-in of 1960 start?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of acts of civil disobedience. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include the purpose of the Freedom Rides.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s march for civil rights
  • Intended effect of civil disobedience
  • Sit-ins of the 1960s

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on acts of civil disobedience
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding other terms for passive resistance
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about segregation on public transportation

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson called, What is Civil Disobedience? - Definition, Acts & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define civil disobedience and the term's origin
  • Identify common tactics of civil disobedience, including hunger strikes and sit-ins
  • Understand how civil disobedience has been used throughout history