George Wallace: Biography, Quotes & Assassination Attempt

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George Wallace is best remember as the white supremacist governor of __________, where he served four terms.

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1. George Wallace repeatedly claimed that he was not a racist, but was a __________, because he believed in keeping the races separate.

2. In 1972, while campaigning in Maryland, George Wallace was shot by ___________.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

George Wallace rose to power and national prominence during the 1960s with promises to fight federal laws aimed at desegregating the South. After you've answered the questions that cover the key aspects of Wallace's life, review the lesson for more details on his political strategies and positions.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

This assessment quiz on George Wallace focuses on the following topics:

  • Wallace's career as governor
  • Campaign promises
  • Views on segregation
  • Assassination attempt
  • Political strategies

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the facts you've learned about the life of George Wallace
  • Interpreting Information - make sure you can review an account of Wallace and understand his role in opposing civil rights
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to explain how Wallace used segregation to advance his political career

Additional Learning

To learn more, check out the lesson George Wallace: Biography, Quotes & Assassination Attempt. The content covers the following objectives:

  • Understand Wallace's role in the history of civil rights
  • Explain his involvement in national politics
  • Describe the assassination attempt against Wallace
  • Assess the regrets Wallace expressed toward the end of his life
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