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. A rebirth of _____________ societies threatened to destroy both labor unions and the opportunity for African Americans to fully integrate.

2. Dr. King accepted the label of ___________, claiming that this sort of nonviolence was powerful and just.

3. Dr. King wanted to point out that: "Injustice anywhere is a threat to ___________ everywhere."

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

5. Americans held onto the dream of all people having a right to _______, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What did Dr. King feel the similarities between the Vietnam War and the Civil Rights movement were?

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

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

7. What did Dr. King feel about the impact of nonviolence on white supremacists, though Malcolm X did not necessarily agree?

8. What are some of the issues that the poor have to deal with in their everyday lives, according to Dr. King?

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

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

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

Many people who tried to create large changes in the world have been assassinated in their attempts to do so.

Part 1: Why do you think someone killed Dr. King?

Part 2: Why do you think great people are assassinated by others?

Part 3: Do you think that assassinating great leaders is the right way to hurt the cause? Or does their death help the cause?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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