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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 did the assailant ask Dr. King right before his assault on September 20, 1958?
(a) "Are you responsible for all this civil rights nonsense?"
(b) "Are you Martin Luther King?"
(c) "Are you crazy?"
(d) "Is this your book?"

2. How many federal marshals were dispatched by Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy?
(a) 500.
(b) 200.
(c) 400.
(d) 600.

3. What month did Dr. King address the First Annual Institute on Non-Violence and Social Change?
(a) April.
(b) December.
(c) June.
(d) September.

4. What two organizations denounced violent actions relating to desegregation acts?
(a) NAACP and BCA.
(b) MIA and BCA.
(c) SCLC and MIA.
(d) NAACP and SCLC.

5. What was James Farmer's position with CORE?
(a) Account Manager.
(b) Regional Supervisor.
(c) Vice President.
(d) National Director.

Short Answer Questions

1. Dr. King reached out to his extensive religious contacts, including the National Baptist Convention, to organize what conference?

2. When did the Montgomery Bus boycott begin?

3. On what date did Dr. King submit his resignation as pastor of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church?

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

5. What year was Mohandas Gandhi assassinated?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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.

2. According to King's speech "The Rising Tide of Racial Consciousness," why did the young blacks need to begin to look at their future in a different light?

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

4. What was ironic about King's entry into the Crozer Theological Seminary in September of 1948?

5. According to King's speech "I Have A Dream," who should be able to allow freedom to ring? Who did King include when he named the groups that should be allowed to "let freedom ring"?

6. Why did Martin Luther King, Jr., describe Americans as "strange liberators" in "A Time to Break Silence"?

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

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

9. According to the summary in Chapter 19: "The Drum Major Instinct," what was the importance of the black church in the African American culture?

10. Why did the Southern Christian Leadership Conference make their motto "To save the soul of America"?

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