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 street did Dr. King live on while growing up and while his father was pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church?
(a) Auburn Avenue.
(b) Hunter Drive.
(c) North Drive.
(d) Platter Avenue.

2. What was the name of the march during which Dr. King delivered his "I Have A Dream" speech?
(a) March on Washington, D.C. for the African American Move From Minority.
(b) March on Washington, D.C. for Civil Rights.
(c) March on Washington, D.C. for Equality for All.
(d) March on Washington, D.C. for Liberty and Freedom.

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

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

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

6. According to Chapter 18: "Where Do We Go From Here," what "spawned" the Cold War?
(a) Mutual fear and hostility.
(b) Need for power.
(c) Hatred.
(d) Mild disagreements.

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

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

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

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

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

12. 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) An unfinished speech written by Dr. King.
(d) Three dead bodies of civil rights workers.

13. 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 felt progress was not moving fast enough for him.
(c) Because he had a family member pass away.
(d) Because of the violence and rioting that preceded the speech.

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) "Why We Can't Wait."
(b) "The Three Dimensions of a Complete Life."
(c) "What Is Your Life's Blueprint?"
(d) "I've Been to the Mountaintop."

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What two cities had riots erupt on July 18, 1964?

2. According to the footnotes on Chapter 20: "I See the Promise Land," who is Judge Hooks?

3. What memorial was the background for Dr. King's "I Have A Dream" speech?

4. Why were Western nations uncomfortable with the USSR?

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

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