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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. The last conversation with Dr. King was held just ________ days before his assassination.

2. ____________, Dr. King believed, would necessarily include an integration of power for all.

3. The riots in __________ were a form of protest, commonly used through the ages, destroying the symbols of things they need.

4. The right to _____________ was feared by racist Southern leaders as a powerful tool for change.

5. Mr. Carmichael did not believe that a comparison of better or worse could be made in relation to ___________.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. How might soft-minded people be described, according to Dr. King in his book, THE STRENGTH TO LOVE?

4. What did Dr. King feel about the impact of nonviolence on white supremacists, though Malcolm X did not necessarily agree?

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

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

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

8. What are some of the issues that the poor have to deal with in their everyday lives, according to Dr. King?

9. How could the marchers in the march from Selma to Montgomery be described at this point?

10. Why was the right to vote for African Americans feared by racist Southern leaders, according to Dr. King?

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

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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