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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. What happened to James Farmer's bus as he was traveling from Washington, D.C., to the South?
(a) It was run off of the road by the KKK.
(b) It was painted during an overnight stop to look like a Dixie flag.
(c) It was disabled (engine tampering) by white activists.
(d) It was bombed and burned.

5. Where did Martin Luther King, Jr., attend school to obtain his Bachelor of Divinity degree?
(a) Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
(b) Crozer Theological Seminary.
(c) Fuller Theological Seminary.
(d) Southern Baptist Seminary.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

13. Where were the lunch counter sit-ins conducted on August 19 by the NAACP?
(a) Mississippi.
(b) Montgomery.
(c) Oklahoma City.
(d) California.

14. What is the date notated at the beginning of Chapter 3, "The Power of Nonviolence"?
(a) 1956.
(b) 1960.
(c) 1955.
(d) 1958.

15. 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 "not scared any longer."
(c) Because they lived in "one of the momentous periods of human history."
(d) Because they were "living by the greatest sets of rules ever."

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What group organized the first integrated group of interstate travelers?

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. What were the dates of the demonstration at Rainbow Beach in Chicago?

5. When did Dr. King write the "Letter from a Birmingham Jail"?

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