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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was the name of the man whose daughter was the focus behind the Brown vs. Board (1954) court case?
(a) Dr. Kenneth K. Brown.
(b) Reverend Oliver Brown.
(c) Stuart O. Brown.
(d) Charles M. Brown.

2. In Dr. King's "I Have A Dream" speech, what does King say all Americans hold that is signed by the founders of the United States?
(a) A "promissory note."
(b) A "lottery ticket."
(c) An "unpaid ticket."
(d) A "promise of intent."

3. At some points, how did Dr. King help to keep the SCLC's cash flow problems from shutting down due to financial ruin?
(a) King worked multiple jobs to keep the SCLC afloat.
(b) King asked for donations from wealthy people.
(c) King put money from his speaking engagements into the SCLC.
(d) King sold personal possessions to keep the SCLC afloat.

4. On what date was interstate traveling first challenged by an African American?
(a) April 1905.
(b) April 1920.
(c) April 1885.
(d) April 1910.

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

6. What are attempts to attack laws and customs that prohibited African Americans from eating at lunch counters next to Caucasians called?
(a) Refusal to move.
(b) Testing the system.
(c) Sit-ins.
(d) Call to removal of ignorance.

7. What does NUL stand for?
(a) National Urban League.
(b) National Uniform League.
(c) Ninth Unity League.
(d) Necessary Under Law.

8. Where did Dr. King move days after his thirty-first birthday?
(a) Atlanta, Georgia.
(b) Knoxville, Tennessee.
(c) Newnan, Georgia.
(d) Mobile, Alabama.

9. Where was Martin Luther King, Jr., ordained to the Christian ministry?
(a) Morningside Baptist Church.
(b) Ebenezer Baptist Church.
(c) South Baptist Church.
(d) First Baptist Church of Montgomery.

10. Who was the cause of Dr. King's injury on September 20, 1958?
(a) A white man.
(b) A black woman.
(c) A white woman.
(d) A black man.

11. Who was the first president of the Montgomery Improvement Association?
(a) Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr.
(b) Melba Patillo Beals.
(c) Rosa Parks.
(d) Reverend Martin Luther King, Sr.

12. What happened to Dr. King as he was signing books on September 20, 1958?
(a) He was punched.
(b) He was stabbed.
(c) He was verbally assaulted.
(d) He was shot.

13. Who went with Dr. and Mrs. King to India during their stay from February 2 to March 10, 1959?
(a) Dr. David T. Bauer.
(b) Dr. John P. Oswalt.
(c) Dr. Brian S. Edgar
(d) Dr. Lawrence D. Reddick.

14. What was the name of one of the first integrated group of interstate travelers that later served as Dr. King's chief strategists?
(a) Emmett Till.
(b) Louis Farrakhan.
(c) Reverend Oliver Brown.
(d) Bayard Rustin.

15. On what date did Dr. King submit his resignation as pastor of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church?
(a) April 19, 1957.
(b) November 29, 1959.
(c) December 5, 1955.
(d) October 19, 1958.

Short Answer Questions

1. Dr. King wanted to make sure that advocates of Black Consciousness did not associate racial pride with what?

2. What movement involved civil rights activists who sought to challenge religious segregation?

3. What is the date noted at the beginning of Chapter 4, "Speech Before the Youth March for Integrated Schools"?

4. What major movement followed the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the Sit-In Movement?

5. Less than a week after the Youth March for Integrated Schools, a black youth was lynched. What was the name of this black youth?

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