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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What happened on the night that the settlement with the city was reached?
(a) The White House told King to back off.
(b) Abernathy was killed.
(c) The KKK arrived to protest.
(d) An activist's home and a hotel were bombed.

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

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

4. Why was the first meeting about the bus boycott somewhat disastrous?
(a) The bomb that was found.
(b) The police who showed up to arrest King.
(c) The small number of people who attended.
(d) The ego of the leaders.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What was King's tour called?

2. What presidency did King turn down due to church and family responsibilities?

3. Sherrod and Reagon moved their base of operations to which city?

4. In February 1959, King and his wife traveled to see sites made famous by whom?

5. The focus of the Birmingham protests was on what?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happened to King in New York?

2. What was the Crusade for Citizenship? Who was not happy about this?

3. Why was there a rivalry between SNCC and NAACP? Describe how this affected the actions of the groups.

4. Who was Rosa Parks? What was her connection to the Montgomery Bus Boycott?

5. Why did activists see Albany as a good place to fight racial inequality?

6. What happened in King and Abernathy's trial in Albany? Why did they not serve the full sentence?

7. How did the city of Montgomery react to the bus boycott?

8. Who was Stanley Levison? Why was the Kennedy campaign growing more concerned about King?

9. Why was King sentenced to four months in jail?

10. What was Martin Luther King, Jr.'s background like? What was his family like?

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