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 trip from Washington to New Orleans by an integrated group of students was known as what?

2. The first federal Civil Rights Act did what?

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

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

5. When King was pulled over while driving, what did he not have?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why did Kennedy refuse to meet with King? How did the Kennedy Administration feel about the planned march in Washington?

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

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

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

5. What was the Montgomery Improvement Association? What were its aims?

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

7. What did John and Robert Kennedy do for King? How did this come about?

8. How many rallies did King announce for the voter registration? What was the outcome of these rallies?

9. What was the Freedom Ride? What were the results?

10. What did Connor do to shop the marchers in Birmingham? How did the marchers respond?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What was SNCC? How did this organization differ from some of the other civil rights organizations involved in the movement? What was the role of SNCC in the movement? What activities did the organization use?

Essay Topic 2

Describe the tensions that existed in the Civil Rights Movement. This may include tensions between organizations and between people. Why do you think these tensions existed? How were they handled? Would you have done anything differently?

Essay Topic 3

How did King's focus shift toward the end of his life? Who did he want to include in the movement? Why? How did others feel about this shift in focus?

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