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 memorial was the background for Dr. King's "I Have A Dream" speech?
(a) Jefferson Memorial.
(b) Washington Monument.
(c) George Mason Memorial.
(d) Lincoln Memorial.

2. At what church did Dr. King deliver his most historic and controversial statement tying the war and the Civil Rights Movement together?
(a) Morningside Baptist Church.
(b) Wanderings Church.
(c) First Baptist Church.
(d) Riverside Church.

3. What must people of oppression accumulate to realize deliverance?
(a) The power to enforce change.
(b) The heart to want change.
(c) The consciousness of a problem.
(d) The right to enforce change.

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

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

6. How many people attended Dr. King's first anti-war demonstration?
(a) 50,000.
(b) 10,000.
(c) 1,000.
(d) More than 5,000.

7. When did the war between the U.S. and the Soviet Union begin and end?
(a) 1955-2000.
(b) 1960-1970.
(c) 1909-1913.
(d) 1945-1987.

8. On what date was the church bombed that killed the little girls where Dr. King delivered the funeral sermon?
(a) June 17, 1956.
(b) December 5, 1955.
(c) September 15, 1963.
(d) October 17, 1960.

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

10. Why were Western nations uncomfortable with the USSR?
(a) Because it allowed Africans to hold public offices.
(b) Because it espoused communism.
(c) Because it still allowed slavery.
(d) Because it spoke out against the U.S.

11. What percentage of African Americans registered in Alabama voted in Alabama's Democratic Primary?
(a) Over 95 percent.
(b) 20 percent.
(c) 50 percent.
(d) Over 80 percent.

12. What was the date that Dr. King delivered his "I Have A Dream" speech?
(a) August 28, 1963.
(b) July 19, 1957.
(c) December 5, 1955.
(d) October 19, 1956.

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

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) "I've Been to the Mountaintop."
(c) "What Is Your Life's Blueprint?"
(d) "Why We Can't Wait."

15. 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?
(a) Eisenhower's.
(b) Nixon's.
(c) Kennedy's.
(d) Johnson's.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the chapter "Black Power Defined," what is the goal of a relationship with the government for African Americans?

2. Who did Dr. King go to help in Memphis, Tennessee, during a strike against unfair labor practices?

3. Where did Dr. King deliver his last sermon?

4. Who claimed that the victims of the American military were often people of color?

5. On what date was the Civil Rights Bill of 1964 signed?

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