I Have a Dream: Writings and Speeches That Changed the World Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What must people of oppression accumulate to realize deliverance?
(a) The heart to want change.
(b) The power to enforce change.
(c) The right to enforce change.
(d) The consciousness of a problem.

2. What publication printed Dr. King's most historic and controversial address tying the war and the Civil Rights Movement together?
(a) Ebony 21.
(b) Freedomways.
(c) Worldview.
(d) Negro History Bulletin.

3. According to the chapter "Black Power Defined," what is the "nettlesome task of Negros" today?
(a) How to show their importance.
(b) How to prove that there is a need for change.
(c) How to tell their story.
(d) How to organize their strength.

4. What were Dr. King's political sentiments?
(a) Liberal Republican.
(b) Republican Socialist.
(c) Liberal Democrat.
(d) Democratic Socialist.

5. According to Chapter 18: "Where Do We Go From Here," what did political rightists accuse Dr. King?
(a) Being to forward thinking.
(b) Being too patriotic.
(c) Being unpatriotic.
(d) Being too supportive.

6. What war began to take precedence over the Civil Rights Movement given that military presence was needed?
(a) WW II.
(b) The Vietnam War.
(c) The Cold War.
(d) WW I.

7. Who introduced Dr. King for his last and final sermon?
(a) Lyndon B. Johnson.
(b) Stokely Carmichael.
(c) Ralph Abernathy.
(d) Michael Schwerner.

8. When did the war between the U.S. and the Soviet Union begin and end?
(a) 1909-1913.
(b) 1960-1970.
(c) 1955-2000.
(d) 1945-1987.

9. Despite the Civil Rights Act of 1964, what were African Americans still denied in some parts of the South?
(a) Holding government office.
(b) Voting.
(c) Owning businesses.
(d) Attending school.

10. Who was murdered on February 21, 1965, in New York City?
(a) Michael Schwerner.
(b) Malcolm X.
(c) Phoolan Devi.
(d) James Chaney.

11. When did Dr. King deliver his last, and greatest, sermon?
(a) April 5, 1968.
(b) March 3, 1968.
(c) April 3, 1968.
(d) May 3, 1968.

12. According to the chapter "Black Power Defined," what do the "powerful" never lose?
(a) Themselves.
(b) War.
(c) Chances.
(d) Opportunities.

13. What was found on a farm near Philadelphia, Mississippi, on August 4, 1964?
(a) Anti-equality propaganda in the form of a barn painting.
(b) A lynched black man.
(c) An unfinished speech written by Dr. King.
(d) Three dead bodies of civil rights workers.

14. What was the broad strategy of the Black Power Movement?
(a) Equality of women.
(b) Educating whites on the power of African Americans.
(c) Reclaiming of American land.
(d) African American solidarity.

15. Despite opposition, what two universities did President John F. Kennedy authorize federal marshals to accompany black students to registration?
(a) Universities of Georgia and Ohio.
(b) Universities of Florida and Louisiana.
(c) Universities of Mississippi and Alabama.
(d) Universities of North and South Carolina.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why were Western nations uncomfortable with the USSR?

2. According to Chapter 18: "Where Do We Go From Here," what did political leftists accuse Dr. King?

3. Who began to question President Eisenhower's commitment to more troops in Vietnam?

4. What was the date that Dr. King delivered his "I Have A Dream" speech?

5. Who did Dr. King go to help in Memphis, Tennessee, during a strike against unfair labor practices?

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