Bearing the Cross Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The grand jury in St. Augustine said they would agree to form a biracial committee after the Civil Rights activists did what?
(a) SNCC ceased its demonstrations.
(b) The swim-ins stop.
(c) King and other outside leaders left town.
(d) The President told them to.

2. Why was there an uproar in the Chicago press about King?
(a) A SNCC demonstration shut down the downtown area.
(b) He attended a communist meeting.
(c) The SCLC seized a building.
(d) His affairs were revealed.

3. Where did King go after the Meredith March?
(a) St. Augustine.
(b) Dallas.
(c) Chicago.
(d) Fairfax.

4. Where did the marchers return to in order to have a meeting to outline the march?
(a) Atlanta.
(b) St. Louis.
(c) Chicago.
(d) Memphis.

5. King abandoned a writing campaign about peace in which country?
(a) Vietnam.
(b) Panema.
(c) Korea.
(d) Russia.

6. A picture appeared in national newspapers showing what, which spread word of the violence in Selma?
(a) Police dogs attacking a group of activists.
(b) The ruins of a bombed black church.
(c) A police officer beating a black child.
(d) The sheriff using a billyclub on an older black woman.

7. Shortly after the March on Washington, racial tensions heated up in which city?
(a) Atlanta.
(b) Birmingham.
(c) Montgomery.
(d) Albany.

8. In 1964, King learned that he had won what?
(a) The lottery.
(b) The Nobel Peace Prize.
(c) The NAACP President.
(d) The Booker T. Washington Award.

9. What was the first march to the bridge nicknamed?
(a) March of Blood.
(b) Bloody Sunday.
(c) March of Violence.
(d) Path to Glory.

10. At the SCLC convention, King suggested which city as the next one for protests?
(a) Savannah.
(b) New Orleans.
(c) Biloxi.
(d) Danville.

11. King felt that "black power" had what implication?
(a) Black separation.
(b) Black violence.
(c) Black cooperation.
(d) Black suffrage.

12. Who released a statement supporting the SCLC's work in Selma?
(a) President Johnson.
(b) Nelson Mandela.
(c) Richard Nixon.
(d) John F. Kennedy.

13. James Meredith announced his intention to walk from where to where?
(a) Chicago to Atlanta.
(b) Biloxi to Washington DC.
(c) New Orleans to Boston.
(d) Memphis to Jackson.

14. The judge ruled that the march to Montgomery had to have less than what number of marchers?
(a) 500.
(b) 300.
(c) 1,000.
(d) 100.

15. Who urged King to run for president?
(a) Lyndon B. Johnson.
(b) Nelson Mandela.
(c) Robert Kennedy.
(d) Dr. Spock.

Short Answer Questions

1. How did King feel about the agreement in Chicago?

2. The mayor of Chicago announced a plan to clean up what?

3. King blamed the riots on what cause?

4. Riots broke out in which cities?

5. Who approved several wiretaps on King's personal phone lines?

(see the answer keys)

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