A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr Test | Final Test - Hard

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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. _________-minded people are realistic, decisive, astute, and firm of purpose, according to Dr. King's observations.

2. The majority of the changes that occurred after the passing of the Civil Rights laws were an allowance of __________, but not equity.

3. Those who advocated ________________ did not have the support of the majority of African Americans.

4. This horrible act of violence lead to a ___________ of the South and of the rest of the country.

5. One hundred years after the _______________, African American men still sought the guarantee to basic rights as outlined in the Declaration of Independence.

Short Essay Questions

1. What did Dr. King feel that the African American people still needed in order to move forward?

2. What did Dr. King accuse American presidents of in terms of their willingness to participate in the human rights movement?

3. How did the Vietnam War hurt African American men more, according to the thoughts of Dr. King?

4. How did many states respond to the rule that prevented the allowance of the separate but equal doctrine?

5. What did Dr. King think would happen in society as a result of integration, according to his last conversation?

6. What did Dr. King feel the survival of society depended on at this point in time and in this era of change?

7. Why was nonviolent action considered to be imperative to Dr. King at this point in time?

8. Why were Dr. King and his wife, Coretta, not subject to segregation much in their lives before the movement?

9. What were the three revolutions that Dr. King saw happening around him, revolutions that people were sleeping through?

10. What was the tool that brought a hope for integration, rather than the ideals that Black Power purported?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Dr. King seemed to think that suffering was a part of the process when you want to succeed in a cause.

Part 1: Do you think suffering is necessary in life? Why or why not?

Part 2: Can a cause ever be fought for without any suffering? Why or why not?

Part 3: Do you think that Dr. King wanted to suffer to make his cause seem all the more important? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

The right to vote was an important right to secure for the African American.

Part 1: Why do you think the right to vote was so important to secure?

Part 2: What do you think about your right to vote? Do you think about it at all?

Part 3: How do you think the country might be different if certain groups will still unable to vote because of race, gender, or religion?

Essay Topic 3

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is a person who is highly revered in the world and in the United States.

Part 1: Why do you think think it's important for people to remember the actions of Dr. King?

Part 2: Do you think Dr. King's work was done in vain? Why or why not?

Part 3: How do you think the world would look if Dr. King had not stood up for African American rights?

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