Bearing the Cross Test | Final 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. Who was to lead the march in Selma?

2. Why did the Chicago Freedom Movement begin to lose momentum?

3. King's advisers were concerned when King decided to do what?

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

5. In Chicago, the movement included nine points in their demand about what?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What did King and the others do to increase the pressure on officials in Selma? Were these actions a success?

3. Who was James Meredith? What did he decide to do? What happened to him?

4. What organizational and political struggles did King face after Kennedy's death?

5. What did the SCLC turn their attention to in Chicago? What programs did it implement?

6. Where did riots break out? What did King say caused the riots?

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

8. What was King's new book about? What interruptions did he face in writing it? How was the book received?

9. Why did King agree to suspend all demonstrations in St. Augustine? What did he learn after doing this?

10. What occurred during the Chicago marches? What did city officials do?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What was the Montgomery Bus Boycott? How did the boycott start? How did city officials react? Was the boycott successful?

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 local cities and towns handle the demonstrations and boycotts by the Civil Rights Movement? What actions did they take? Do you think cities should have reacted the way that they did? Why or why not?

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