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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why was Dr. King in jail while writing the "Letter from a Birmingham Jail"?
(a) Eating with a white man at a "White Only" diner.
(b) Riding on an interstate bus with other activists.
(c) Participating in a conference for racial equality.
(d) Participating in civil rights demonstrations.

2. What was James Farmer's position with CORE?
(a) National Director.
(b) Account Manager.
(c) Vice President.
(d) Regional Supervisor.

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

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

5. What does NUL stand for?
(a) National Urban League.
(b) National Uniform League.
(c) Ninth Unity League.
(d) Necessary Under Law.

6. What was the name of the high school that nine black children attended under surveillance of federal troops, in Arkansas?
(a) Triad High School.
(b) Wesclin High School.
(c) Central High School.
(d) Centralia West High School.

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

8. What is the name of the university where the SNCC was began?
(a) Methodist University.
(b) Wake Forrest University.
(c) Campbell University.
(d) Shaw University.

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

10. During what years did participation by African American churches in American public life surge?
(a) 1950-1960.
(b) 1960-1970.
(c) 1940-1950.
(d) 1930-1940.

11. What was the name of the man whose daughter was the focus behind the Brown vs. Board (1954) court case?
(a) Charles M. Brown.
(b) Reverend Oliver Brown.
(c) Dr. Kenneth K. Brown.
(d) Stuart O. Brown.

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

13. What laws did African American interstate travelers ignore during their public transportation across state lines?
(a) Jim Crow.
(b) White Flight.
(c) Uncle Tom.
(d) Minority Travel Limitations.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What date did the Montgomery buses become integrated?

2. Who was the cause of Dr. King's injury on September 20, 1958?

3. Less than a week after the Youth March for Integrated Schools, a black youth was lynched. What was the name of this black youth?

4. What president announced the use of federal troops to escort nine children to high school in Arkansas?

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

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