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Test Your Knowledge About Rosa Parks

  1. Rosa Parks was an American activist in the civil rights movement best known for her pivotal role in which bus boycott?
  2. On December 1 of which year did a bus driver order Rosa Parks to vacate her seat?
  3. Which United States Secretary of State said that if it had not been for Parks, she would probably have never become the Secretary of State?
  4. How old was Rosa Parks when she refused to give up her seat: (a) 22, (b) 32, or (c) 42?

  5. At the time, what was Rosa Parks employed as?
  6. President Barack Obama proclaimed February 4, 2013, as what anniversary?
  7. Who was Parks writing about when she wrote: "I admired and respected him as a truly great man committed an dedicated to freedom, peace and loyalty for all oppressed humanity."?
  8. The bus boycott lasted for how many days: (a) 81 days, (b) 181 days, or (c) 381 days?
  9. Rosa Parks moved to which city, which in 1976 renamed 12th Street "Rosa Parks Boulevard"?
  10. Which award did Rosa Parks receive off President Clinton in 1996?


  1. Montgomery Bus Boycott
  2. 1955
  3. Condoleezza Rice
  4. (c) 42
  5. A seamstress
  6. 100th anniversary of the birth of Rosa Parks
  7. Martin Luther King
  8. (c) 381 days
  9. Detroit
  10. Presidential Medal of Freedom