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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Dr. King believed the commitment to nonviolence would prevent an increase of ___________ in society.
(a) Gossip.
(b) Hatred.
(c) Peace.
(d) Movement.

2. Dr. King also pointed out that those who had said "_________" to desegregation were not admitting to "later."
(a) Never.
(b) Over their dead bodies.
(c) Always.
(d) Sure.

3. The plans for the future, said Dr. King, involve the removal of blockage, not pouring _________ over the troubled waters in order to calm them.
(a) Sand.
(b) Fire.
(c) Oil.
(d) Cement.

4. The protesters believed their actions and this love was inspired by _____________ as he called upon men to love one another.
(a) Dr. Sharpton.
(b) Jesse Jackson.
(c) Jesus Christ.
(d) Dr. King.

5. The millions of dollars being spent on the ____________ could easily pay to care for the needs of the poor.
(a) Universities.
(b) Government events.
(c) Vietnam War.
(d) Parties.

6. The problem with using violence is that it alienates the people in the ___________, those who yet have not determined that any resistance is necessary.
(a) Upper society.
(b) Middle.
(c) Back.
(d) Slums.

7. ______________ in civil rights was responsible for this decline in civil rights being at the forefront of the public mind.
(a) Expressionism.
(b) Dishonesty.
(c) Tokenism.
(d) Violence.

8. In what city was the bus strike during the time of Dr. King and the Civil Rights Movement?
(a) Selma.
(b) Chicago.
(c) Boston.
(d) Montgomery.

9. Where were the African Americans allowed to sit when they took a bus to get somewhere?
(a) Nowhere.
(b) Front.
(c) Hanging from the side.
(d) Back.

10. The growth of __________ among African Americans would not allow people to revert to a subservient and demeaned class.
(a) Self respect.
(b) Truth.
(c) Peace.
(d) Honor.

11. What was NOT one of the ways that progress towards integration was fought?
(a) House bombings.
(b) Mobs.
(c) Economic retaliation.
(d) Mail bombs.

12. The greatest moral dilemma was that in order to remain true to the gospel of Jesus, ministers needed to take a stand against __________.
(a) Segregation.
(b) Schools.
(c) Police.
(d) Laws.

13. There was an obligation to ensure that all __________________ participated in the enforcement and creative innovations freeing all citizens.
(a) Women.
(b) Whites.
(c) People.
(d) Federal agencies.

14. The goal of nonviolence is to change an evil ___________, not to attack the individuals who are participating in that group.
(a) Gender.
(b) System.
(c) Sin.
(d) Race.

15. What did the people do instead of giving in to a discriminatory bus system in Alabama?
(a) Use cars.
(b) Stay at home.
(c) Walk.
(d) Use the train.

Short Answer Questions

1. From the time of the founding of the country, _______________ of the peoples had existed.

2. America was fortunate, Dr. King said, that the strength of African American protesters was tempered by a sense of _____________.

3. Dr. King said that this time was momentous, that a new ____________ was being born during a time which was filled with hope.

4. The students began to lose their fear of the ___________ wielded by the white majority and were looking to build brotherhood.

5. ____________ is a means of resisting and one that requires followers to seek friendship and understanding of opponents.

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