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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who were the primary people who led the movement exemplified by eating at lunch counters next to Caucasians?
(a) African American college students.
(b) African American women.
(c) African American men.
(d) African American business-persons.

2. Who were Dr. and Mrs. King guests of during their stay in India?
(a) Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru.
(b) Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.
(c) Prime Minister Morarji Desai.
(d) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

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

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

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

6. How old was Martin Luther King, Jr., when Gandhi was assassinated?
(a) 17.
(b) 20.
(c) 18.
(d) 19.

7. 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) October 19, 1958.
(d) December 5, 1955.

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

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

10. What book was Dr. King signing on September 20, 1958?
(a) The Measure of a Man.
(b) Why We Can't Wait.
(c) Strength to Love.
(d) Stride Toward Freedom.

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

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

13. According to Dr. King, during his first national address, why were inhabitants of the twentieth century privileged?
(a) Because they were "not scared any longer."
(b) Because they were "making dramatic changes in the face of opposition."
(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."

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What two organizations invited Dr. King to speak at the University of California at Berkeley on June 4, 1957?

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

3. What did white racists bomb on September, 9 1957?

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

5. Who went with Dr. and Mrs. King to India during their stay from February 2 to March 10, 1959?

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