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. Where did King and the potential voters refuse to vacate the sidewalk?

2. James Meredith announced his intention to walk from where to where?

3. Who rejected the idea that potential voters should sign a book so they could be received in order?

4. Where did the marchers return to in order to have a meeting to outline the march?

5. Violence broke out in what city as activists tried to desegregate local schools?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did King and the SCLC do in Chicago that caused an uproar in the press? Why did they do this?

2. What did Hoover tell reporters? How did King react? What effect did the rumors have?

3. What did the federal Office of Education do in Chicago? How did this affect the movement?

4. What did King's wife receive? How did King feel about this?

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

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

7. How did SNCC feel about the Chicago agreement? What did they do to show their displeasure? How was SNCC changing?

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

9. Why was King arrested in St. Augustine? What was the result of the grand jury?

10. Following the protests in Selma, what other avenues to desegregation did the SCLC discuss? What did King share with the SCLC at this meeting?

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

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?

Essay Topic 3

What was The Meredith March? Who started this march? What happened during the march? What happened after the march resumed? What obstacles did the marchers face?

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