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. Dr. King noted that somehow African Americans had slipped from _____ percent a man down to half a man.

2. Economic power was available, according to Dr. King, to those who _____________ in this time of the world.

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

4. People from every race and every faith came to __________ to join the march and to face the dangers along the way.

5. Dr. King said that the marchers' feet were sore and their bodies were tired, but their _________ were rested during the march.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. Who did Dr. King think that the four murdered girls spoke to in their deaths?

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

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

9. What did Dr. King believe the reason for his receiving the Nobel Peace Prize had to be?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Students began to get involved in the protests as well, allowing them to see that they were agents of change.

Part 1: Why do you think it was important for students to get active in the Civil Rights Movement?

Part 2: Do you think the Civil Rights Movement would have been a success had the students not gotten involved? Why or why not?

Part 3: How do you think society's views change when younger people get involved in social issues?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

It is said that to be a realistic pacifist, those in the Church must fight against nuclear war and world annihilation.

Part 1: Do you think that all Christians are pacifists? Why or why not?

Part 2: Do you consider yourself to be a pacifist? Why or why not?

Part 3: Do you think it's realistic to create a world in which no conflict occurs? Why or why not?

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