Bearing the Cross Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

David Garrow
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. The bus boycott took away what percentage of bus riders?

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

3. What did King want the Kennedy Administration to issue?

4. Where did a bomb explode in January?

5. Why did the bus boycott not end when the bus company was losing so much money?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was King accused of when he returned to Atlanta from North Carolina? How did he and his supporters react?

2. Why did the SCLC and King become interested in Chicago?

3. What happened during King's trial? How did King feel about this?

4. What obstacles did King and the others face during the Meredith March? How did they handle these obstacles?

5. What happened at Birmingham's Bethel Baptist Church? What did King do about this?

6. What health struggles did King encounter? What contributed to this? What award did he learn that he had won?

7. What was the Coordinating Committee of Community Organizations? Where was this group located?

8. Who first used the term "black power?" How did King feel about the term?

9. What did the white merchants do in Birmingham after the protests began?

10. Which city was chosen as the next venue for SCLC demonstrations? Why was it chosen as a site for demonstrations?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Describe the relationship between King and Abernathy. Compare and contrast the men and their ideas about the Civil Rights Movement. Did any tensions exist between the men? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

What personal challenges did King face during the movement? How was the FBI involved in this? Do you think King's personal struggles influenced his leadership? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

What was the second March on Washington called? How was King's focus shifting by the time of this demonstration? Why do you think this shift was occurring?

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