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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. All the country suffers, according to Dr. King, from the power of the _____________ politicians.

2. Dr. King believed the true gospel concerns itself with the whole ___________, soul and the body.

3. _____________ is a negative situation that only eliminates exclusion among people, according to Dr. King.

4. Dr. King proclaimed that the group of students in front of him would become known as the generation of ___________.

5. Dr. King saw the injustice and civil rights as an attack on __________ when he was growing up around it.

Short Essay Questions

1. What was the crisis in 1962 that allowed the problem of the Civil Rights movement to be less than dominant in society?

2. As a result of the protests the students witnessed, what did they gain in relation to their fears about the Civil Rights movement?

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

4. When Dr. King was talking to a crowd integrated with both white and black youth, what did he say the generation would be known as?

5. What did Dr. King tell men and women to do when it came to the rights of the African Americans?

6. What are the three ways in which oppression is historically responded to, according to Dr. King?

7. What was the greatest moral dilemma when it came to the crisis of race relations?

8. What did Dr. King see in India, even with the extreme poverty in the area as he witnessed for himself?

9. What did Dr. King say happened when voting rights were opened to all groups of people?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere," according to Dr. King in his letter from Birmingham City Jail.

Part 1: Do you agree with this statement? Why or why not?

Part 2: Why do you think that injustice in one place can affect justice in other areas?

Part 3: How do you think justice can be preserved in society?

Essay Topic 2

Dr. King and Malcolm X had two completely different ways, it seems, to look at the way to fight for black rights.

Part 1: Why do you think Malcolm X doesn't agree with the way that Dr. King ran his movement?

Part 2: Do you think that Malcolm X has valid points in terms of pointing out the weaknesses of Dr. King's crusade?

Part 3: Who do you think has a better plan for civil rights? Malcolm X or Dr. King? Why?

Essay Topic 3

Stereotypes seem to help to keep racism in place, but when they are struck down, then change can happen.

Part 1: Why do you think people have stereotypes of other groups?

Part 2: Do you think that you stereotype people before you get to know them? Why or why not?

Part 3: How do you think you are stereotyped today? Why?

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