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 quote from a civil rights hymn did President Johnson quote before a joint session of Congress in 1965?
(a) "We shall not be moved!"
(b) "Keep your eyes on the prize!"
(c) "We shall overcome!"
(d) "Oh freedom!"

2. Why did Dr. King admit that he felt depressed prior to giving the speech in Chapter 20: "I See the Promise Land"?
(a) Because he felt that no one was listening to him.
(b) Because he had a family member pass away.
(c) Because of the violence and rioting that preceded the speech.
(d) Because he felt progress was not moving fast enough for him.

3. What years did Frederick Douglas live?
(a) 1817-1895.
(b) 1909-1969.
(c) 1895-1946.
(d) 1922-1989.

4. On what date was the Civil Rights Bill of 1964 signed?
(a) June 12.
(b) July 2.
(c) June 7.
(d) July 4.

5. What kind of testing was banned on February 4, 1965, used to deny rights to vote?
(a) Writing.
(b) Hearing.
(c) Driving.
(d) Literacy.

6. What magazine did Dr. King's article from Chapter 17: "Black Power Defined" appear in?
(a) Harper's Review.
(b) Reader's Digest.
(c) New York Times Magazine.
(d) Time Magazine.

7. What church was Ebenezer Baptist Church an outgrowth of?
(a) First Baptist Church.
(b) 16th Street Baptist Church.
(c) First Congressional Church.
(d) Wheat Street Baptist Church.

8. What New York governor ordered the National Guard to restore order to Rochester after riots broke out on July 25, 1964?
(a) Malcolm Wilson.
(b) W. Averell Harriman.
(c) Thomas E. Dewey.
(d) Nelson Rockefeller.

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

10. On what date were excerpts from the sermon from Chapter 19: "The Drum Major Instinct" played for Dr. King's nationally televised funeral service?
(a) October 19, 1968.
(b) February 19, 1968.
(c) June 9, 1968.
(d) April 9, 1968.

11. What two cities had riots erupt on July 18, 1964?
(a) New York City and Charleston.
(b) Memphis and Birmingham.
(c) Harlem and Brooklyn.
(d) Dallas and St. Louis.

12. What was the name of the police chief who ordered his officers to turn hoses on demonstrators during the registration of black students at its state university?
(a) Thomas Byrnes.
(b) William Plinkerton.
(c) "Bull" Connor.
(d) William J. Bratton.

13. According to Chapter 12:"Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech," who was the great shaman of the Nation of Islam?
(a) Elijah Muhammad.
(b) Louis Farrakhan.
(c) Malcolm X.
(d) Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What was Martin Luther King, Sr.'s, nickname?

2. How many people attended Dr. King's first anti-war demonstration?

3. Despite the Civil Rights Act of 1964, what were African Americans still denied in some parts of the South?

4. What were Dr. King's political sentiments?

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

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