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 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) To stop the unnecessary deaths of African Americans.
(c) Having the government see African Americans as inarguably equal.
(d) The government finding it unwise and prudent to collaborate with African Americans.

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?
(a) Jonathon Swift.
(b) Michael Schwerner.
(c) Ella Fitzgerald.
(d) Marcus Garvey.

3. Who did Dr. King go to help in Memphis, Tennessee, during a strike against unfair labor practices?
(a) African American farm workers.
(b) African American dock loaders.
(c) African American sanitation workers.
(d) African American factory linesmen.

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

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

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

7. How many people were arrested during the demonstrations in Selma, Alabama?
(a) 3.
(b) 3,000.
(c) 1,000.
(d) 500.

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

9. What was the true goal of the Black Power Movement?
(a) For African Americans to be more conscious of their history and culture.
(b) To create a support circle to fight against the KKK.
(c) For African Americans to fight for their freedoms.
(d) To help African Americans become more "white."

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

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

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) "Bull" Connor.
(b) Thomas Byrnes.
(c) William J. Bratton.
(d) William Plinkerton.

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

14. According to Chapter 16 "A Time To Break Silence," who did the United States find it "easier to engage in warfare" as opposed to the Soviet Union?
(a) The Koreans.
(b) People of color.
(c) The French.
(d) The citizens of the U.S.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Chapter 18: "Where Do We Go From Here," what "spawned" the Cold War?

2. According to Chapter 20: "I See the Promised Land," what did Dr. King have a deep sense of?

3. What New York governor ordered the National Guard to restore order to Rochester after riots broke out on July 25, 1964?

4. What quote from a civil rights hymn did President Johnson quote before a joint session of Congress in 1965?

5. Despite opposition, what two universities did President John F. Kennedy authorize federal marshals to accompany black students to registration?

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