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. How did King feel about the agreement in Chicago?

2. What caused tension between the SCLC and SNCC?

3. Who heckled King during his speech?

4. The grand jury in St. Augustine said they would agree to form a biracial committee after the Civil Rights activists did what?

5. In 1964, King learned that he had won what?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happened to the Meredith March after Meredith was shot?

2. Activists in which city approached King about helping them with their boycotts and demonstrations? What was the situation in this city?

3. What was Bloody Sunday? Describe this event.

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

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

6. 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?

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

What was King's relationship like with the Presidents? What did Kennedy advise King about? Did King listen to Kennedy? How did King feel that Administrations were doing with Civil Rights?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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