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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. King was accused of what by the state of Alabama?
(a) Stealing from the SCLC.
(b) Unlawful mob action.
(c) Perjury for lying on a state tax return.
(d) A hit and run accident.

2. In what newspaper was an ad taken out to defend MLK, Jr.?
(a) The Alabama Reporter.
(b) The Atlanta Gazette.
(c) The Chicago Defender.
(d) The New York Times.

3. Who paid King and Abernathy's fine?
(a) A group of students.
(b) A well-dressed black man.
(c) The mayor of Albany.
(d) Robert Kennedy.

4. On February 1, 1960, how many students staged a sit-in at a lunch counter in Greensboro?
(a) 10.
(b) 120.
(c) 500.
(d) 4.

5. The bus boycott took away what percentage of bus riders?
(a) 10 percent.
(b) 25 percent.
(c) 70 percent.
(d) 50 percent..

6. What did the NAACP tell its members?
(a) Not to participate in SNCC activities.
(b) It was disbanding in Albany.
(c) King was trying to undermine the NAACP.
(d) It was turning to violent protests.

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

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

9. Stanley Levison was connected to what party?
(a) Socialist Party.
(b) Republican Party.
(c) Libertarian Party.
(d) Communist Party.

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

11. Several of the Albany leaders were charged with what?
(a) Robbery.
(b) Perjury.
(c) Fraud.
(d) Murder.

12. King was arrested when he tried to attend the trial of whose assailant?
(a) Rustin.
(b) Lewis.
(c) Abernathy.
(d) His own.

13. When King was pulled over while driving, what did he not have?
(a) A Georgia driver's license.
(b) A voter's registration card.
(c) Proof of Insurance.
(d) Car insurance.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who filed a federal court case that would challenge bus segregation head-on?

2. Where was King when a grand jury began handing out indictments against MIA leaders for breaking laws against unlawful boycotts?

3. Who advised King to distance himself from Levison?

4. Why did a riot break out?

5. King announced that the Crusade for Citizenship would hold how many rallies simultaneously?

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