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 and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Black people who were stuck in _____________ needed to develop a power through organization and collaboration.

2. Nonviolent ___________ was planned to continue until a policy of one man, one vote, and one vote for every man existed.

3. Weak __________ is the cause of racial prejudice, according to Dr. King's observations of the world.

4. Malcolm X' s argument did not accept the action of a ________ that had resulted in change in the South.

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The idea of fighting for a cause with nonviolent tools seems contradictory to some.

Part 1: Why do you think people believe nonviolence to be the best way to fight for a cause?

Part 2: How do you think violence affects a cause when it is used to carry out a message or action?

Part 3: Do you agree that nonviolence is the best way to create change in the world? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

Dr. King brings up the idea that there are just laws and unjust laws which may or may not be obeyed.

Part 1: How would you define the idea of a just law? Why?

Part 2: How would you define the idea of an unjust law? Why?

Part 3: Do you think a person has the right to decide which laws are okay to follow and each are not? Why or why not?

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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