I Have a Dream: Writings and Speeches That Changed the World Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. According to Dr. King, during his first national address, why were inhabitants of the twentieth century privileged?
(a) Because they were "making dramatic changes in the face of opposition."
(b) Because they were "living by the greatest sets of rules ever."
(c) Because they were "not scared any longer."
(d) Because they lived in "one of the momentous periods of human history."

3. From whom did Dr. King say he learned about nonviolent resistance?
(a) Rosa Parks.
(b) Martin Luther King, Sr.
(c) Reverend Theodore J. Jemison.
(d) Clarence Mitchell, Jr.

4. Less than a week after the Youth March for Integrated Schools, a black youth was lynched. What was the name of this black youth?
(a) Ernest Green.
(b) Clarence Mitchell, Jr.
(c) Marcus Garvey.
(d) Mack Parker.

5. When was the historic Brown vs. Topeka, Kansas Board of Education Supreme Court decision handed down?
(a) December 1, 1955.
(b) May 17, 1954.
(c) March 17, 1957.
(d) April 1, 1955.

6. What were the dates of the demonstration at Rainbow Beach in Chicago?
(a) July 9 and 16, 1961.
(b) August 5 and 9, 1961.
(c) June 5 and 7, 1961.
(d) December 5 and 7, 1961.

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

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

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

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

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

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

13. What movement involved civil rights activists who sought to challenge religious segregation?
(a) Pray-in.
(b) Sit-in.
(c) Choice-in.
(d) Free-ins.

14. How many students participated in the first march in Washington, D.C., supporting racial desegregation?
(a) 500.
(b) 10,000.
(c) 1,000.
(d) 5,000.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What religious journal contained a summary of Dr. King's book Stride Toward Freedom?

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

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

4. Where did Dr. King move days after his thirty-first birthday?

5. What two organizations denounced violent actions relating to desegregation acts?

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