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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. At the meeting with Kennedy, the President told King to distance himself from whom?
(a) Abernathy.
(b) Parks.
(c) Wilkins.
(d) Levison.

2. King was invited to be a guest on which program?
(a) Newshour.
(b) 60 Minutes.
(c) Meet the Press.
(d) Dateline.

3. Who did King visit with in New York about the Washington Pilgrimage?
(a) Wayne Brown.
(b) Roy Wilkins.
(c) Michael du Bois.
(d) Andrew Joyce.

4. Why were SNCC members upset with King?
(a) He wanted to end the Freedom Rides.
(b) He tried to usurp the president of the group.
(c) They felt he was getting too much credit for the sit-ins.
(d) They felt he was doing too much in the organization.

5. Why did negotiations fail with the city officials?
(a) They refused to set up a biracial committee.
(b) They refused to stop using fire hoses on protesters.
(c) They refused to desegregate the city government.
(d) They refused to drop the charges against the protesters.

6. What organizations did the students form out of the lunch counter sit-ins?
(a) National Youths Against Racism.
(b) Crusade for Citizenship.
(c) Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee.
(d) Hands Across America.

7. King planned a march to which city?
(a) New York.
(b) Chicago.
(c) Seattle.
(d) Washington D.C.

8. What organization was formed in Albany to fight racism?
(a) The Albany Movement.
(b) NAACP.
(c) Students for Change.
(d) The Southern Christian Coordinating Committee.

9. Sherrod and Reagon moved their base of operations to which city?
(a) Savannah.
(b) Montgomery.
(c) Selma.
(d) Albany.

10. Who filed a federal court case that would challenge bus segregation head-on?
(a) Fred Gray.
(b) Rosa Parks.
(c) Martin Luther King, Jr.
(d) Robert Graetz.

11. What was one of the demands that MIA made of the city?
(a) The buses should be filled front to back for blacks.
(b) Buses should be reserved for blacks only.
(c) The bus company should hire black drivers too.
(d) White passengers should have to stand when blacks were present.

12. The first federal Civil Rights Act did what?
(a) Ended all segregation.
(b) Dismissed all protest charges.
(c) Ended bus segregation only.
(d) Established a Civil Rights commission.

13. What did Connor use on the protesters?
(a) Machine guns.
(b) Tear gas.
(c) Stun guns.
(d) Police dogs.

14. Where did King hold a prayer-in?
(a) Police headquarters.
(b) The courthouse.
(c) A motel restaurant.
(d) The library.

15. King announced that the Crusade for Citizenship would hold how many rallies simultaneously?
(a) 20.
(b) 100.
(c) 5.
(d) 50.

Short Answer Questions

1. The bus trip from Washington to New Orleans by an integrated group of students was known as what?

2. What magazine did King's picture appear on in 1957?

3. Who paid King and Abernathy's fine?

4. King's father and grandfather were involved in what profession?

5. Stanley Levison was connected to what party?

(see the answer keys)

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