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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. Where did Dr. King move days after his thirty-first birthday?
(a) Atlanta, Georgia.
(b) Mobile, Alabama.
(c) Newnan, Georgia.
(d) Knoxville, Tennessee.

2. Who were the primary people who led the movement exemplified by eating at lunch counters next to Caucasians?
(a) African American business-persons.
(b) African American college students.
(c) African American women.
(d) African American men.

3. What did the civil rights bill, signed on September 9, 1957, establish?
(a) Anti-Racial Commission.
(b) Equality for All Commission.
(c) Self-Determination for Activists Commission.
(d) U.S. Civil Rights Commission.

4. What is the date noted at the beginning of Chapter 4, "Speech Before the Youth March for Integrated Schools"?
(a) 1959.
(b) 1955.
(c) 1961.
(d) 1960.

5. On what date did the head of the Nation of Islam call upon African Americans to form a state of their own?
(a) July 31, 1960.
(b) December 5, 1960.
(c) January 1, 1960.
(d) July 4, 1960.

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. What did Dr. King plead with Americans not to default upon during his "I Have A Dream" speech?

3. According to Dr. King, during his first national address, why were inhabitants of the twentieth century privileged?

4. What was the date of Dr. King's first national address?

5. What position did Dr. King, while thirty-one, accept at a Baptist church?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What happened on December 1, 1955, to initiate the forward movement of the Civil Rights Movement?

3. According to King's speech "Our Struggle," what were blacks asking for as part of the "southern pattern"?

4. According to "Speech Before the Youth March for Integrated Schools," what did the denial of the right to vote do to African Americans?

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

6. According to King's speech "Our Struggle," how are the extreme race relations of the South explained?

7. According to "Speech Before the Youth March for Integrated Schools," what did the march demonstrate to him?

8. What were the three reasons that blacks gave when asked why they did not expect the Montgomery Bus Boycott to succeed?

9. According to King's speech "Our Struggle," what would it take for the "master race" to civilize African Americans "to a degree"?

10. According to "Speech Before the Youth March for Integrated Schools," what would "this generation" not take?

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