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. When did Dr. King deliver his last SCLC presidential address?
(a) August 16, 1967.
(b) October 28, 1975.
(c) January 1, 1970.
(d) December 5, 1967.

2. 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) June 9, 1968.
(b) April 9, 1968.
(c) October 19, 1968.
(d) February 19, 1968.

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

4. Where did Dr. King deliver his last sermon?
(a) A Masonic temple.
(b) A Baptist church.
(c) Town square.
(d) City Hall.

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

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

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

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

9. What church was bombed that led Dr. King to deliver a sermon at the funeral of the little girls killed during the bombing?
(a) 16th Street Baptist Church.
(b) First Baptist Church.
(c) Southern Baptist Church of Virginia.
(d) First Baptist Church of Montgomery.

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

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

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

13. 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.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What is the name of one of the African American leaders that argued for the African American need for self-respect and self-help?

3. When did the demonstrations in Selma, Alabama, reach their worst problems?

4. What year was the Ebenezer Baptist church formed?

5. According to the footnotes on Chapter 20: "I See the Promise Land," what position did Judge Hooks hold in the NAACP?

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