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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. Where did King go after the Meredith March?
2. In which city did the marchers first encounter hostility?
3. Which city did King want to focus attention on in the North?
4. Who released a statement supporting the SCLC's work in Selma?
5. What were the marchers attacked with in Canton?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why was King arrested in St. Augustine? What was the result of the grand jury?
2. Why did the SCLC and King become interested in Chicago?
3. What was Bloody Sunday? Describe this event.
4. What obstacles did King and the others face during the Meredith March? How did they handle these obstacles?
5. Which city was chosen as the next venue for SCLC demonstrations? Why was it chosen as a site for demonstrations?
6. Who was James Meredith? What did he decide to do? What happened to him?
7. What did King and the SCLC do in Chicago that caused an uproar in the press? Why did they do this?
8. What did King and the others do to increase the pressure on officials in Selma? Were these actions a success?
9. How did King feel about the war in Vietnam? How did he become involved in the debate over the war? What reaction did people have to this?
10. What organizational and political struggles did King face after Kennedy's death?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What was the March on Washington? What were the aims of this demonstration? What famous aspect of the Civil Rights Movement occurred during this demonstration? Was the march a success? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
Who was Martin Luther King, Jr.? What was his background? How did he become involved in the Civil Rights Movement? What did King contribute to the movement?
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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