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. Laws enacted without __________ provided changes and minimal reform with no real freedom - words are not supported by deeds.

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

3. The greatest difficulty that African American leaders faced was that they did not want to be equated with the white ___________ that used boycotts to hurt others.

4. Loss of _____________ of the recognition instinct leads to boasting, crime, overspending, and the desire to put others down.

5. The leaders in Alabama took pride in their opposition to the ________ and anti-segregation laws in 1963.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What movement did Dr. King use as a comparison to the current Civil Rights movement society was facing?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Groups like the Ku Klux Klan began to form in order to oppose the rights of African Americans.

Part 1: Why do you think hate groups spring up in society?

Part 2: Do you think that hate groups have as much a right to freedom of speech as anyone else? Why or why not?

Part 3: How do you think hate groups, like the KKK, should be handled?

Essay Topic 3

"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?

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