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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. How many student demonstrators were arrested in Nashville, Tennessee, on February 27, 1960?
(a) 400.
(b) 300.
(c) 200.
(d) 100.

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

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

5. With whom from the NAACP did Dr. King argue regarding non-violent movement against racism?
(a) Richard Kingston.
(b) Robert Williams.
(c) Michael Winds.
(d) Jonathon Sweenton.

6. Who was the cause of Dr. King's injury on September 20, 1958?
(a) A black woman.
(b) A white man.
(c) A black man.
(d) A white woman.

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

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

9. 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.

10. On what date was interstate traveling first challenged by an African American?
(a) April 1920.
(b) April 1885.
(c) April 1910.
(d) April 1905.

11. What is the date noted at the beginning of Chapter 4, "Speech Before the Youth March for Integrated Schools"?
(a) 1961.
(b) 1955.
(c) 1959.
(d) 1960.

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

13. How many federal marshals were dispatched by Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy?
(a) 500.
(b) 600.
(c) 200.
(d) 400.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Dr. King, during his first national address, why were inhabitants of the twentieth century privileged?

2. What city in Tennessee had a race riot on February 23, 1960?

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

4. Who was the first black student to graduate from the high school in Arkansas on May 27, 1958?

5. Dr. King reached out to his extensive religious contacts, including the National Baptist Convention, to organize what conference?

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