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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What year was Mohandas Gandhi assassinated?
(a) 1950.
(b) 1948.
(c) 1955.
(d) 1958.

2. 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 put money from his speaking engagements into the SCLC.
(b) King worked multiple jobs to keep the SCLC afloat.
(c) King sold personal possessions to keep the SCLC afloat.
(d) King asked for donations from wealthy people.

3. At what "Anniversary Conference" of the NUL did Dr. King deliver a speech?
(a) Platinum.
(b) Diamond.
(c) Golden.
(d) Silver.

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

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

6. What Illinois city approved a plan that prevented the erection of an interracial housing development on December 21, 1959?
(a) Deerfield.
(b) Hamilton.
(c) Chester.
(d) Du Quoin.

7. What staff member from the SCLC helped young people from the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) to think for themselves?
(a) Mr. Jonathon Brown.
(b) Mr. Terrance Minders.
(c) Mrs. Ella Baker.
(d) Ms. Ella Fitzgerald.

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

9. What is the date notated at the beginning of Chapter 3, "The Power of Nonviolence"?
(a) 1955.
(b) 1960.
(c) 1958.
(d) 1956.

10. Who were Dr. and Mrs. King guests of during their stay in India?
(a) Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru.
(b) Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.
(c) Prime Minister Morarji Desai.
(d) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

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

12. Dr. King wanted to make sure that advocates of Black Consciousness did not associate racial pride with what?
(a) Racial isolationism.
(b) Racial discrimination.
(c) Racial neglect.
(d) Racial stereotypes.

13. What Democratic presidential candidate was running against Richard Nixon in 1960?
(a) Dwight D. Eisenhower.
(b) John Kennedy.
(c) Lyndon B. Johnson.
(d) Harry S. Truman.

14. What major movement followed the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the Sit-In Movement?
(a) Black Panther Movement.
(b) Freedom Summer.
(c) March on Washington.
(d) Freedom Ride.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who was the first president of the Montgomery Improvement Association?

2. Who were the primary people who led the movement exemplified by eating at lunch counters next to Caucasians?

3. Where did Dr. King attend college during his undergraduate studies?

4. What happened to James Farmer's bus as he was traveling from Washington, D.C., to the South?

5. What were the dates of the demonstration at Rainbow Beach in Chicago?

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