Montgomery Bus Boycott: Definition, Summary, Facts & Timeline

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The Montgomery Bus Boycott took place in what U.S. state?

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1. Segregation means keeping blacks and whites apart. Who decided HOW to separate blacks and whites on Montgomery's city buses?

2. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a relatively unknown minister when the boycott began. What group did he eventually preside over that began his career as a civil rights activist and began his promotion of nonviolent protest?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The following quiz and worksheet combo will help you study and analyze the Montgomery Bus Boycott. The interactive quiz will ask you questions regarding the facts surrounding the boycott.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Where the Montgomery Bus Boycott took place
  • Who decided how to separate blacks and whites on city buses
  • Which group Martin Luther King, Jr. presided over to begin his civil rights activism

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the Montgomery Bus Boycott
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how long the boycott lasted
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the common practice that resulted in black bus riders paying more for their rides

Additional Learning

To learn more about an important part of the Civil Rights Movement, review the corresponding lesson on the Montgomery Bus Boycott. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describes how the Montgomery Bus Boycott started with Rosa Parks
  • Examines the various issues that led to the boycott
  • Explores the protest that formed as a result of Parks' arrest
  • Identifies Martin Luther King, Jr. and his leadership of a non-violent Civil Rights Movement
  • Provides insight into the support the boycott received and its ultimate victory
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