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

2. On what date was President John F. Kennedy assassinated?
(a) July 19, 1957.
(b) August 28, 1963.
(c) November 22, 1963.
(d) December 5, 1955.

3. What was the ethnicity of the people who attended the anti-war demonstration that Dr. King led?
(a) Black only.
(b) Hispanic, black, and white.
(c) Black and white.
(d) White only.

4. What national convention did Reverend A.D. Williams, Martin Luther King, Sr.'s, maternal grandfather, found?
(a) National Baptist Convention.
(b) National Pastoral Convention.
(c) National Religious Convention.
(d) National African American Convention.

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

6. What was the publication date from Dr. King's article from Chapter 17: "Black Power Defined"?
(a) December 5, 1955.
(b) August 5, 1965.
(c) July 11, 1968.
(d) June 11, 1967.

7. What year was the atom bombed dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki?
(a) 1955.
(b) 1945.
(c) 1975.
(d) 1965.

8. What did Dr. King's article from Chapter 17: "Black Power Defined" discuss?
(a) African Americans' need to vote.
(b) African American men and their role in the family.
(c) African Americans in the war.
(d) African American nationalism being embraced by the black community.

9. 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 factory linesmen.
(c) African American sanitation workers.
(d) African American farm workers.

10. How old was Dr. King when he was assassinated?
(a) 41.
(b) 40.
(c) 42.
(d) 39.

11. On what date did Dr. King deliver his most historic and controversial statement tying the war and the Civil Rights Movement together?
(a) May 4, 1967.
(b) January 1, 1967.
(c) April 4, 1967.
(d) December 5, 1967.

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

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

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

15. According to the chapter "Black Power Defined," what is the goal of a relationship with the government for African Americans?
(a) To stop the unnecessary deaths of African Americans.
(b) The government finding it unwise and prudent to collaborate with African Americans.
(c) To chastise the government into helping them.
(d) Having the government see African Americans as inarguably equal.

Short Answer Questions

1. What war began to take precedence over the Civil Rights Movement given that military presence was needed?

2. What was the name of the 37-year-old NAACP field secretary murdered on his front porch on June 12, 1963?

3. What was the true goal of the Black Power Movement?

4. Where did Dr. King deliver his most historic and controversial statement tying the war and the Civil Rights Movement together?

5. What year was considered a momentous year in American history and in the life of Martin Luther King, Jr.?

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