WONDER # 2316: Who Was Wendell Scott?

Question 1 of 3

According to this Wonder, segregation meant that...

  1. the American government thought African Americans and white Americans should attend the same schools.
  2. African Americans and white Americans were separated in most areas of life.
  3. Americans were not allowed to travel out of the country.
  4. NASCAR was required to let drivers of all races compete.

Question 2 of 3

Wendell Scott was the first __________________ driver in NASCAR.

  1. male
  2. stock car
  3. immigrant
  4. African American

Question 3 of 3

Why wasn’t Wendell Scott immediately declared the winner of the race in Jacksonville?

  1. Other drivers thought he had cheated.
  2. The officials tampered with the scores so that a white driver would win.
  3. There was a paperwork problem and he had never officially registered to race.
  4. The flag waver wasn’t paying attention and forgot to wave the flag.

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