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Major 20th Century American Riots
USA in the 20th.Century
"American history has no lack of violence. The 20th century had its share of urban riots. In this quiz, I will stick to the 20th century, but if it is well received, I'll do others."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
What is the only American city that had to bring in the US Army, not once, but twice in the 20th century to qwell a major riot ? (The years were 1943 and 1967).
Which 20th century riot saw the highest death toll?
Los Angeles 1992
Los Angeles is well known for the Watts Riots of 1965 and the Rodney King riot of 1992. What much lesser known riot occurred in LA in 1943 ?
Zoot Suit Riots
South LA Riot
The Pasadena Riot
Which riot caused a US Mayor to utter the famous quote, "Well, even rioters have to eat sometime"?
Whose assassination caused the most urban riots?
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Martin Luther King
What riot had its genesis outside a bar called the "79ers Bar"?
Cleveland Hough 1966 Riot
Ole Miss Riot 1962
What city had a major riot on its hands when it hosted the Democratic National Convention?
St Louis 1964
Which riot was escalated tremendously by the Police Chief William Parker publically labeling people involved in the rioting as "monkeys in the zoo"?
Watts (LA) 1965
Which riot started at the Belle Isle Bridge ?
Benton Harbor 1966
What event is the most common "trigger event" in urban riots ?
extremely hot humid weather
all of these
a normal police event such as an arrest
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Compiled Jun 28 12