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

2. Black young men were fighting and dying in wars for ____________ they could not get when they were back home.

3. While the South gained respect, the Northern African American drained its ___________ into their struggle.

4. Mr. Wilkins believed that the crisis was only ________ outwardly, though Dr. King did not agree with this statement.

5. Dr. King addressed the basic human desire to find _______________ and importance in some way.

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What were the weapons used during the conflict against the brutality of Bull Connor?

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

4. What were Dr. King's main concerns about the Vietnam War when it was fought?

5. What did Dr. King feel would help an African American be lifted to the same level as the rest of America?

6. What did Dr. King challenge his listeners to do during this speech?

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

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

9. What did Dr. King want his children to be judged based on, as opposed to the color of their skin?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

The government needs to be a part of the process in order to create social change, yet it seems to try to stay out of the way in many cases.

Part 1: What benefits will having a supportive government have on a social movement?

Part 2: Do you think that the government needs to be involved in order fro social change to happen? Why or why not?

Part 3: Why do you think the government tries to stay out of the way of social causes and movements?

Essay Topic 3

The process of integration was not a smooth one, in fact it took some time and some struggle before it began to be widespread.

Part 1: Why do you think integration was such a difficult task?

Part 2: Do you think that integration is something people know about today? Why or why not?

Part 3: Why do you think people were so resistant to having different races in the same schools?

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