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

2. Who was to lead the march in Selma?

3. Where did King go to work on his book?

4. King blamed the riots on what cause?

5. In October, the federal Office of Education stopped funding to which city's schools because of segregation?

Short Essay Questions

1. Which city was chosen as the next venue for SCLC demonstrations? Why was it chosen as a site for demonstrations?

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

3. 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?

4. Why did the SCLC and King become interested in Chicago?

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

6. What was Bloody Sunday? Describe this event.

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe the relationship between King and Abernathy. Compare and contrast the men and their ideas about the Civil Rights Movement. Did any tensions exist between the men? Why or why not?

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 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?

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