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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did white racists bomb on September, 9 1957?
(a) Montgomery Bus Headquarters.
(b) Dr. King's home.
(c) The conference site for the MIA.
(d) Hattie Cotton Elementary School.

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

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

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

5. What is the name of the university where the SNCC was began?
(a) Shaw University.
(b) Wake Forrest University.
(c) Campbell University.
(d) Methodist University.

6. Dr. King reached out to his extensive religious contacts, including the National Baptist Convention, to organize what conference?
(a) Southern Baptist Conference.
(b) Southern Religious Conference.
(c) Southern Christian Leadership Conference.
(d) Montgomery Christian Conference.

7. What two organizations invited Dr. King to speak at the University of California at Berkeley on June 4, 1957?
(a) NUL.
(b) YMCA and YWCA.
(c) MIA.
(d) NAACP.

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

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

10. What city in Tennessee had a race riot on February 23, 1960?
(a) Nashville.
(b) Bristol.
(c) Jackson.
(d) Chattanooga.

11. Why did Dr. King submit his resignation as pastor of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church?
(a) Because of problems with his congregation.
(b) To go on a worldwide self-realization pilgrimage.
(c) To devote himself full-time to the presidency of SCLC.
(d) To take care of his ailing grandmother.

12. What did the civil rights bill, signed on September 9, 1957, establish?
(a) Self-Determination for Activists Commission.
(b) U.S. Civil Rights Commission.
(c) Anti-Racial Commission.
(d) Equality for All Commission.

13. What laws did African American interstate travelers ignore during their public transportation across state lines?
(a) White Flight.
(b) Uncle Tom.
(c) Minority Travel Limitations.
(d) Jim Crow.

14. Why were organizations such as NAACP and the NUL formed?
(a) To resist Jim Crow laws.
(b) To make people angry.
(c) To form anti-government organizations.
(d) To form violent organizations legally.

15. 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) An "unpaid ticket."
(b) A "lottery ticket."
(c) A "promise of intent."
(d) A "promissory note."

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Who was the head of the Nation of Islam in 1960?

3. What famous black child psychologist embraced the liberal idea that where there is no equal opportunity to succeed there can be no social equality?

4. When was the second march supporting racial desegregation held in Washington, D.C.?

5. When did the African nation of Ghana acquire its independence from British rule?

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