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Question 1: [6] As the riders exited the bus, they were mercilessly beaten by the mob with baseball bats, iron pipes and ________ chains.
Bicycle trailerUnicycleRecumbent bicycleBicycle

Question 2: She pushed to find replacements to resume the ride, and, on May 17, a new set of riders, 10 students from Nashville, took a bus to Birmingham, where they were arrested by ________ and jailed.
Martin Luther King, Jr.African-American Civil Rights Movement (1955–1968)Bull ConnorBirmingham, Alabama

Question 3: Most of the subsequent rides were sponsored by the ________ (CORE), while others belonged to the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC, pronounced "Snick").
Martin Luther King, Jr.Congress of Racial EqualityTimeline of the African American Civil Rights MovementAfrican-American Civil Rights Movement (1955–1968)

Question 4: [1] The first Freedom Ride left Washington, D.C., on May 4, 1961, and was scheduled to arrive in ________ on May 17.
New Orleans metropolitan areaLouisianaBaton Rouge, LouisianaNew Orleans

Question 5: The Freedom Riders were inspired by the 1947 Journey of Reconciliation, led by civil rights activists ________ and George Houser.
African-American Civil Rights Movement (1955–1968)A. Philip RandolphMartin Luther King, Jr.Bayard Rustin

Question 6: The Freedom Riders - slideshow by ________
Golf MagazineSports IllustratedTime (magazine)Life (magazine)

Question 7: The riders were viciously beaten as they fled the burning bus, and only warning shots fired into the air by highway patrolmen prevented the riders from being ________.
Ethnic cleansingLynchingRacial segregationSouth Africa under apartheid

Question 8: Sources disagree, but either an exploding ________[4] or a rider brandishing a revolver[5] caused the mob to retreat, allowing the riders to escape the bus.
Global Positioning SystemAircraft fabric coveringFuel tankFADEC

Question 9: In mid-June, a group of Freedom Riders had scheduled to end their ride in ________, with plans to fly home from the Tallahassee airport.
Jacksonville, FloridaTampa, FloridaTallahassee, FloridaOrlando, Florida

Question 10: Riders were arrested for ________, unlawful assembly, and violating state and local Jim Crow laws, along with other alleged offenses.


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