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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What were the nicknames of the African Americans who traveled from state to state even though they were prohibited from doing so because of white co-passengers?
(a) Freedom Riders.
(b) Challengers.
(c) Riders.
(d) Freedom Challengers.

2. When did Dr. King write the "Letter from a Birmingham Jail"?
(a) October 3, 1959.
(b) April 16, 1963.
(c) May 28, 1955.
(d) June 24, 1957.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

13. When was the first march supporting racial desegregation held in Washington, D.C.?
(a) December 5, 1955.
(b) October 25, 1955.
(c) October 25, 1958.
(d) December 5, 1957.

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

15. 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.

Short Answer Questions

1. During what years did participation by African American churches in American public life surge?

2. Who were Dr. and Mrs. King guests of during their stay in India?

3. What became a pseudonym for the Civil Rights Movement?

4. What was the date of Dr. King's first national address?

5. On what date did the head of the Nation of Islam call upon African Americans to form a state of their own?

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