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 year did Martin Luther King, Sr., die?
(a) 1980.
(b) 1975.
(c) 1965.
(d) 1970.

2. On what date did Dr. King accept his Nobel Peace Prize?
(a) October 16, 1964.
(b) June 11, 1964.
(c) January 30, 1964.
(d) December 10, 1964.

3. According to Chapter 19: "The Drum Major Instinct," what were considered the religious parents of the African American culture?
(a) Mission work.
(b) Pastors.
(c) Black churches.
(d) Prayer meetings.

4. According to the chapter "Black Power Defined," what do the powerless never experience?
(a) Commonality.
(b) Life.
(c) Strength.
(d) Opportunity.

5. Who did Dr. King go to help in Memphis, Tennessee, during a strike against unfair labor practices?
(a) African American dock loaders.
(b) African American farm workers.
(c) African American factory linesmen.
(d) African American sanitation workers.

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

7. What year was the Ebenezer Baptist church formed?
(a) 1936.
(b) 1909.
(c) 1894.
(d) 1920.

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

9. On what date did Dr. King give the sermon from Chapter 19: "The Drum Major Instinct" at Ebenezer Baptist Church?
(a) February 4, 1968.
(b) October 12, 1967.
(c) March 17, 1968.
(d) December 5, 1967.

10. Who claimed that the victims of the American military were often people of color?
(a) W.E.B. DuBois.
(b) President Eisenhower.
(c) John F. Kennedy.
(d) Dr. King.

11. In what year was Dr. King's book Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community published?
(a) 1969.
(b) 1967.
(c) 1970.
(d) 1968.

12. What is the name of one of the African American leaders that argued for the African American need for self-respect and self-help?
(a) Jonathon Swift.
(b) Marcus Garvey.
(c) Ella Fitzgerald.
(d) Michael Schwerner.

13. According to the footnotes on Chapter 20: "I See the Promise Land," what position did Judge Hooks hold in the NAACP?
(a) National Director.
(b) Executive Director.
(c) Regional Director.
(d) Vice-President.

14. What work did Dr. King publish, according to Chapter 11 ("I Have A Dream"), when he was considered the "prophet of the hour"?
(a) "The Three Dimensions of a Complete Life."
(b) "What Is Your Life's Blueprint?"
(c) "I've Been to the Mountaintop."
(d) "Why We Can't Wait."

15. What was Stokely Carmichael's slogan in gaining the presidency of the SNCC on May 16, 1966?
(a) "Freedom, Freedom, Freedom."
(b) "Equality Equals Nonviolent Means."
(c) "We will not back down."
(d) "Black Power."

Short Answer Questions

1. On what date was the church bombed that killed the little girls where Dr. King delivered the funeral sermon?

2. Whose administration war policies did Dr. King attack when he delivered his most historic and controversial statement tying the war and the Civil Rights Movement together?

3. During the Cold War, what were civil rights activists accused of being?

4. What quote from a civil rights hymn did President Johnson quote before a joint session of Congress in 1965?

5. According to Chapter 16 "A Time To Break Silence," who did the United States find it "easier to engage in warfare" as opposed to the Soviet Union?

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