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 stated that the distance between promises and the implementation was _________ in the interview.

2. One cannot be a victim of _______ and participate in a similar evil against others, Dr. King stated.

3. The concern was not for those who killed the little girls, but for the __________ that shaped the murderers.

4. How many times does Dr. King tell Kenneth Clark he has been arrested?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What was an important part of African American financial and economic power at the time?

3. What happened to the North, even as the South and its African American population began to gain respect?

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

5. What did Dr. King feel about the current state of the Civil Rights movement during the interview on Meet the Press?

6. What did Dr. King feel it was an honor to be called, even though he didn't feel himself to be this way?

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

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

9. What is the basic human desire that every person has at some time and in some way?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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?

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