Little Rock

From key topic 2:The Civil Rights Movement, 1945-62 of the edexcel exam course A Divided Union? The USA 1945-70

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1. How did Governor Faubus try to get round the President's action in September 1958?

  • By sparking riots amongst the schoolchildren in Arkansas util the President would realise that integration wasn't working
  • By ignoring integration
  • By closing all the schools in Arkansas
  • By having troops stop black students from entering previously whites only schools in Arkansas
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2. In ... Eisenhower introduced the first Civil Rights Act since .... It set up a commission to prosecute anybody who tried to deny ... their rights.

  • In 1957 Eisenhower introduced the first Civil Rights Act since 1875. It set up a commission to prosecute anybody who tried to deny American Citizens their rights.
  • In 1956 Eisenhower introduced the first Civil Rights Act since 1863. It set up a commission to prosecute anybody who tried to deny black Americans their rights.
  • In 1958 Eisenhower introduced the first Civil Rights Act since 1884. It set up a commission to prosecute anybody who tried to deny American Jews their rights.
  • In 1960 Eisenhower introduced the first Civil Rights Act since 1910. It set up a commission to prosecute anybody who tried to deny American Catholics their rights.

3. The mob that Elizabeth Eckford was met by was terrifying, but she managed to reach the soldiers, thinking they would help her get into the school and safety. Instead they turned her back, forcing her to go back through the mob that was shouting what?

  • "Lynch her!"
  • "Catch her!"
  • "Stop her!"
  • "Kill her!"

4. Why did Elizabeth Eckford, one of the Little Rock 9, arrive at the school on her own?

  • Due to a mix up
  • Because her parents forced her to go by herself
  • Because the other 8 students didn't like her

5. School officials tried to ease integration at Little Rock High School in ... by choosing 9 out of the ... black students registered for admission to start in the first year.

  • School officials tried to ease integration at Little Rock High School in Arkansas by choosing 9 out of the 75 black students registered for admission to start in the first year.
  • School officials tried to ease integration at Little Rock High School in Georgia by choosing 9 out of the 90 black students registered for admission to start in the first year.
  • School officials tried to ease integration at Little Rock High School in Florida by choosing 9 out of the 65 black students registered for admission to start in the first year.
  • School officials tried to ease integration at Little Rock High School in Delaware by choosing 9 out of the 80 black students registered for admission to start in the first year.

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