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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What month did Dr. King address the First Annual Institute on Non-Violence and Social Change?
(a) April.
(b) December.
(c) June.
(d) September.

2. What position did Dr. King, while thirty-one, accept at a Baptist church?
(a) Co-pastor.
(b) Youth pastor.
(c) Deacon.
(d) Pastor.

3. When did the African nation of Ghana acquire its independence from British rule?
(a) September 9, 1955.
(b) December 1, 1955.
(c) March 6, 1957.
(d) April 9, 1956.

4. Who were the primary people who led the movement exemplified by eating at lunch counters next to Caucasians?
(a) African American men.
(b) African American business-persons.
(c) African American women.
(d) African American college students.

5. What happened to James Farmer's bus as he was traveling from Washington, D.C., to the South?
(a) It was run off of the road by the KKK.
(b) It was bombed and burned.
(c) It was disabled (engine tampering) by white activists.
(d) It was painted during an overnight stop to look like a Dixie flag.

6. What religious journal contained a summary of Dr. King's book Stride Toward Freedom?
(a) Liberation.
(b) Renounced.
(c) Believe.
(d) Common Threads.

7. In what magazine did Dr. King's famous series "How My Mind Has Changed" appear?
(a) Christian Century.
(b) Relevant.
(c) CCM.
(d) Guideposts.

8. When did the President remove the National Guard troops from the high school in Arkansas?
(a) August 9, 1957.
(b) December 1, 1955.
(c) May 8, 1958.
(d) May 19, 1957.

9. What famous black child psychologist embraced the liberal idea that where there is no equal opportunity to succeed there can be no social equality?
(a) Dr. Terrance P. Patrick.
(b) Dr. Kenneth B. Clark.
(c) Dr. Daniel N. Meyers.
(d) Dr. Joseph M. Dryers.

10. What was James Farmer's position with CORE?
(a) Vice President.
(b) National Director.
(c) Account Manager.
(d) Regional Supervisor.

11. How many students were expelled on March 2, 1960, by the Alabama Board of Education?
(a) 94.
(b) 9.
(c) 2.
(d) 36.

12. Where did Dr. King attend college during his undergraduate studies?
(a) Rhodes College.
(b) Morehouse College.
(c) Birmingham-Southern College.
(d) Rollins College.

13. When associated with the Civil Rights Movement, what did demonstrators consider their arrests?
(a) Marks of honor.
(b) Unnecessary retaliation.
(c) Badges.
(d) Proof of commitment.

14. Where did Martin Luther King, Jr., attend school to obtain his Bachelor of Divinity degree?
(a) Fuller Theological Seminary.
(b) Southern Baptist Seminary.
(c) Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
(d) Crozer Theological Seminary.

15. What date did the Montgomery buses become integrated?
(a) December 21, 1957.
(b) December 21, 1956.
(c) October 21, 1956.
(d) October 21, 1957.

Short Answer Questions

1. During what years did participation by African American churches in American public life surge?

2. What is the name of the university where the SNCC was began?

3. What group organized the first integrated group of interstate travelers?

4. What president announced the use of federal troops to escort nine children to high school in Arkansas?

5. With whom from the NAACP did Dr. King argue regarding non-violent movement against racism?

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