The Civil Rights Movement During the 1960s


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The freedom rides, marches and sit-ins of the 1960s were forms of _____.

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1. Which of the following describes the correlation between the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965?

2. Which of the following can be seen as an impact of the assassination of Martin Luther King?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The 1960s was a significant decade for the Civil Rights Movement, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of its importance. You'll be assessed on your knowledge of historic events and figures from the period.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your knowledge of:

  • Key events in the early 1960s
  • Significant legislation from the era
  • Violence during the Civil Rights Movement

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related history lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the catalyst for an interruption in the movement's nonviolent philosophy
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the groups that gained momentum in 1966

Additional Learning

To learn more about history, review the accompanying lesson on the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the focus of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee
  • Recognize the contributions of Presidents Kennedy and Johnson
  • Understand the impact of Medgar Evers' murder
  • Know the legacy of Huey Newton and Bobby Seale