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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What county, on June 26, 1959, closed its entire school system rather than allow integration?
(a) Franklin County.
(b) Prince Edward County.
(c) Salem County.
(d) Bedford County.

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

3. How many students marched toward the Alabama State Capitol Building in Montgomery?
(a) 1,000.
(b) 1,500.
(c) 2,500.
(d) 2,000.

4. On what date did the head of the Nation of Islam call upon African Americans to form a state of their own?
(a) December 5, 1960.
(b) July 4, 1960.
(c) January 1, 1960.
(d) July 31, 1960.

5. 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 Manmohan Singh.
(d) Prime Minister Morarji Desai.

6. 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) Emmett Till.
(c) Louis Farrakhan.
(d) Bayard Rustin.

7. What was the date of Dr. King's first national address?
(a) May 17, 1957.
(b) August 17, 1955.
(c) October 17, 1959.
(d) September 17, 1956.

8. 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 sold personal possessions to keep the SCLC afloat.
(c) King worked multiple jobs to keep the SCLC afloat.
(d) King asked for donations from wealthy people.

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

10. What city was the home to the beginning of the movement exemplified by eating at lunch counters next to Caucasians when it began February 1, 1960?
(a) Atlanta.
(b) Charleston.
(c) Memphis.
(d) Greensboro.

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

12. Who was the head of the Nation of Islam in 1960?
(a) Elijah Muhammad.
(b) Qubilah Shabazz.
(c) Louis Farrakhan.
(d) Malik Zulu Shabazz.

13. 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. Kenneth B. Clark.
(b) Dr. Terrance P. Patrick.
(c) Dr. Joseph M. Dryers.
(d) Dr. Daniel N. Meyers.

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

15. What was the date of James Farmer's trip from Washington, D.C., to the South?
(a) May 4, 1955.
(b) May 4, 1958.
(c) May 4, 1961.
(d) May 4, 1968.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the name of the first African American to challenge interstate travel bans?

2. When was the historic Brown vs. Topeka, Kansas Board of Education Supreme Court decision handed down?

3. What does NUL stand for?

4. What month did Dr. King address the First Annual Institute on Non-Violence and Social Change?

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

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