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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What happened to James Farmer's bus as he was traveling from Washington, D.C., to the South?
(a) It was painted during an overnight stop to look like a Dixie flag.
(b) It was disabled (engine tampering) by white activists.
(c) It was bombed and burned.
(d) It was run off of the road by the KKK.

2. What religious journal contained a summary of Dr. King's book <i>Stride Toward Freedom</i>?
(a) Common Threads.
(b) Renounced.
(c) Believe.
(d) Liberation.

3. From whom did Dr. King say he learned about nonviolent resistance?
(a) Rosa Parks.
(b) Martin Luther King, Sr.
(c) Reverend Theodore J. Jemison.
(d) Clarence Mitchell, Jr.

4. What were the nicknames of the African Americans who traveled from state to state even though they were prohibited from doing so because of white co-passengers?
(a) Riders.
(b) Freedom Riders.
(c) Challengers.
(d) Freedom Challengers.

5. What was the date of James Farmer's trip from Washington, D.C., to the South?
(a) May 4, 1958.
(b) May 4, 1968.
(c) May 4, 1961.
(d) May 4, 1955.

Short Answer Questions

1. At some points, how did Dr. King help to keep the SCLC's cash flow problems from shutting down due to financial ruin?

2. In Dr. King's "I Have A Dream" speech, what does King say all Americans hold that is signed by the founders of the United States?

3. Who was the head of the Nation of Islam in 1960?

4. Who were Dr. and Mrs. King guests of during their stay in India?

5. What was the name of the man whose daughter was the focus behind the Brown vs. Board (1954) court case?

Short Essay Questions

1. In King's speech "Where Do We Go From Here?," what did King mean by "as long as a mind is enslaved, the body can never be free"?

2. In King's speech "Where Do We Go From Here?", why did Martin Luther King, Jr., claim that the Negro had been "confined to the life of voicelessness and powerlessness"?

3. What prompted the Nobel Peace Prize committee to search for the "greatest apostle of peace" in 1964?

4. What did Martin Luther King, Jr., claim needed to be done to begin America's extraction from the war in Vietnam?

5. What were the reasons that King's trip to India kept getting put off?

6. According to King's speech "The Rising Tide of Racial Consciousness," why had some African Americans become cynical and disillusioned?

7. According to King's speech "A Time to Break Silence," who was the most "vicious modern dictator"?

8. According to King's speech "I Have A Dream," the song "America" needed to be sung, and believed, by all that sang it. Name three things that King wanted freedom to ring from.

9. According to King's speech "Our Struggle," why did he think that white people thought blacks deserved (and enjoyed) second-class status?

10. According to King's speech "The Rising Tide of Racial Consciousness," what were second-class methods?

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