WONDER #2904: Who Was Viola Desmond?

Question 1 of 3

What caused Viola Desmond’s arrest?

  1. She refused to let a woman into her beauty school.
  2. She married a white man.
  3. She refused to sit in the Black section of a movie theater.
  4. She refused to pay a government amusement tax.

Question 2 of 3

What lesson can be learned from studying Viola Desmond’s case?

  1. One person’s protest can make a difference.
  2. Not all countries had segregation laws.
  3. Not all activism starts with a planned protest.
  4. All of the above.

Question 3 of 3

What is a synonym for the word segregation?

  1. Separation
  2. Racism
  3. Discrimination
  4. All of the above

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