Bearing the Cross Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How many people were arrested at the trial for the arrested SNCC train riders?
(a) 400.
(b) 50.
(c) 150.
(d) 5000.

2. The four major Civil Rights organizations joined together to create what organization?
(a) Freedom Riders Project.
(b) US Justice Project.
(c) Voter Education Project.
(d) Southern Racism Project.

3. What did King want the Kennedy Administration to issue?
(a) Reparations for slavery.
(b) A segregation bill.
(c) A Second Emancipation Proclamation.
(d) An apology for Jim Crow.

4. 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 drop the charges against the protesters.
(d) They refused to desegregate the city government.

5. Who advised King to distance himself from Levison?
(a) Coretta Scott King.
(b) Robert Kennedy.
(c) Richard Nixon.
(d) Ralph Abernathy.

6. Who was murdered in his driveway on the night that Kennedy mobilized the Alabama National Guard?
(a) Ralph Abernathy.
(b) Medgar Evers.
(c) Martin Luther King, Jr.
(d) Roy Wilkins.

7. King's sentence was suspended on what condition?
(a) He stop all protests in the US.
(b) He remain out of trouble.
(c) He meet with the Kennedy Adminstration.
(d) He leave Birmingham.

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

9. Where did King and his family move to?
(a) Selma.
(b) Albany.
(c) Montgomery.
(d) Atlanta.

10. Who came to the attention of the FBI at the Youth March for Integrated Schools?
(a) Ruskin.
(b) Levison.
(c) Lewis.
(d) Dexter.

11. King was stabbed while in which city?
(a) Chicago.
(b) Atlanta.
(c) New York.
(d) Selma.

12. The Crusade for Citizenship was focused on what?
(a) Bus desegregation.
(b) Voter registration.
(c) A civil rights bill.
(d) School desegregation.

13. What was left on King's front porch in January, 1957?
(a) A dead rabbit.
(b) Dynamite.
(c) Hate mail.
(d) A lawsuit over the boycott.

14. Where was King when a grand jury began handing out indictments against MIA leaders for breaking laws against unlawful boycotts?
(a) San Fransisco.
(b) Toronto.
(c) Chicago.
(d) Denver.

15. Martin Luther King, Jr. was the pastor of what church?
(a) Grace Lutheran Church.
(b) St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church.
(c) Dexter Avenue Baptist Church.
(d) North Atlanta Congregational Church.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where did a bomb explode in January?

2. How long was King sentenced to jail for violating his probation?

3. In what state was the governor fighting integration of a high school?

4. Several of the Albany leaders were charged with what?

5. Why did the Freedom Riders feel disappointed in King?

(see the answer keys)

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