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. After two months, the Kennedy administration sent in ___________ to mediate between the city leaders, merchants, and the African American leaders.

2. What was the name of Dr. King's wife, as told to readers in his autobiography of sorts?

3. The Watts Riots in ___________ illuminated the tension between the African Americans and the whites in the North and Western states.

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

5. _________, Alabama was the most violent, ruthless place in which Dr. King and others attempted to gain justice and equity.

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

The process of integration was not a smooth one, in fact it took some time and some struggle before it began to be widespread.

Part 1: Why do you think integration was such a difficult task?

Part 2: Do you think that integration is something people know about today? Why or why not?

Part 3: Why do you think people were so resistant to having different races in the same schools?

Essay Topic 2

Dr. King and Malcolm X had two completely different ways, it seems, to look at the way to fight for black rights.

Part 1: Why do you think Malcolm X doesn't agree with the way that Dr. King ran his movement?

Part 2: Do you think that Malcolm X has valid points in terms of pointing out the weaknesses of Dr. King's crusade?

Part 3: Who do you think has a better plan for civil rights? Malcolm X or Dr. King? Why?

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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