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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Dr. King saw the injustice and civil rights as an attack on __________ when he was growing up around it.
(a) Basic humanness.
(b) God.
(c) Self.
(d) Honor.

2. Dr. King proclaimed that ____________ remained the greatest moral quandary for America.
(a) Nonviolence.
(b) Peace.
(c) Violence.
(d) Prejudice.

3. America was fortunate, Dr. King said, that the strength of African American protesters was tempered by a sense of _____________.
(a) Violence.
(b) Responsibility.
(c) Truth.
(d) Witness.

4. Who did Dr. King think was goading some of the African Americans into committing acts of violence?
(a) Government officials.
(b) Pastors.
(c) Police.
(d) White students.

5. What were some groups training as they didn't quite believe that nonviolence would be able to work?
(a) Language skills.
(b) Militias.
(c) Students.
(d) Bomb building.

Short Answer Questions

1. The whites of the __________ forgot they had developed a social caste system and culture, even believing the lie.

2. The problem with using violence is that it alienates the people in the ___________, those who yet have not determined that any resistance is necessary.

3. To what country did Dr. King travel in order to see the effects of nonviolence on that society?

4. Who were the perpetrators of the severe violence which took place during the march from Selma to Montgomery?

5. In the battle for freedom and for justice, Dr. King reminds followers to be ____________ and disciplined.

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the danger of the strategy of violence as some African Americans might be inclined to do?

2. What would the Executive Order be able to do for the Civil Rights movement, according to Dr. King?

3. What made the students in the Civil Rights movement have a deeper depth to their actions?

4. Where were some of the problems that people in the ghetto were facing on a near daily basis?

5. What happened as a result of the Montgomery boycott which surprised a lot of African Americans?

6. What did the increased economic status of the African American now allow them to do?

7. What does the theory of nonviolence teach to those who are willing to practice it during tough times?

8. According to Dr. King, who needed to actively participate in creating a nation where civil rights were a reality for all people?

9. What does integration allow the society to enjoy, according to the writings and the words of Dr. King?

10. What does Dr. King want people to use during the battle for freedom and for justice?

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