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 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.

2. Where did Dr. King speak publicly in an anti-war demonstration?
(a) Chicago.
(b) Washington, D.C.
(c) New York.
(d) Memphis.

3. In what city did Dr. King deliver his last sermon?
(a) Atlanta.
(b) Chicago.
(c) Montgomery.
(d) Memphis.

4. 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) February 19, 1968.
(d) October 19, 1968.

5. What was the name of the war primarily between the U.S. and the Soviet Union?
(a) The Cold War.
(b) The Cold Conflict.
(c) The Russian-American War.
(d) The Russian Conflict.

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

7. What was the Nobel Peace Prize Committee looking for when they choose Dr. King as the recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize?
(a) The only person brave enough to take a stand.
(b) The only man to have single-handedly pushed equality in the right direction.
(c) The person responsible for the Freedom Movement.
(d) The greatest apostle of peace.

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

9. Who introduced Dr. King for his last and final sermon?
(a) Ralph Abernathy.
(b) Stokely Carmichael.
(c) Lyndon B. Johnson.
(d) Michael Schwerner.

10. When did W.E.B. DuBois die?
(a) June 24, 1957.
(b) August 27, 1963.
(c) June 11, 1964.
(d) October 18, 1964.

11. During the Cold War, what were civil rights activists accused of being?
(a) Loyalists.
(b) Desperate.
(c) Unappreciative and un-American.
(d) Communists.

12. According to Chapter 20: "I See the Promised Land," what did Dr. King have a deep sense of?
(a) Religious vocation.
(b) American pride.
(c) Common ideals.
(d) Hidden agendas.

13. What was the name of the 37-year-old NAACP field secretary murdered on his front porch on June 12, 1963?
(a) Robert Bagnall.
(b) William Pickens.
(c) W.E.B. Du Bois.
(d) Medgar Evans.

14. Who was sworn into the presidency following the assassination of JFK?
(a) Dwight D. Eisenhower.
(b) Lyndon Johnson.
(c) Gerald R. Ford.
(d) Richard M. Nixon.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. 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?

3. On what date did Dr. King deliver his most historic and controversial statement tying the war and the Civil Rights Movement together?

4. When did Dr. King deliver his last SCLC presidential address?

5. According to the chapter "Black Power Defined," what do the "powerful" never lose?

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