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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. During what years did participation by African American churches in American public life surge?
(a) 1940-1950.
(b) 1930-1940.
(c) 1950-1960.
(d) 1960-1970.

2. What two organizations invited Dr. King to speak at the University of California at Berkeley on June 4, 1957?
(a) YMCA and YWCA.
(b) NUL.
(c) NAACP.
(d) MIA.

3. 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?
(a) An "unpaid ticket."
(b) A "lottery ticket."
(c) A "promissory note."
(d) A "promise of intent."

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

5. What date did the Montgomery buses become integrated?
(a) December 21, 1957.
(b) October 21, 1957.
(c) October 21, 1956.
(d) December 21, 1956.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What month did Dr. King address the First Annual Institute on Non-Violence and Social Change?

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

4. Why were organizations such as NAACP and the NUL formed?

5. Where did Dr. King move days after his thirty-first birthday?

Short Essay Questions

1. According to "Speech Before the Youth March for Integrated Schools," what would have happened in the United States if the country were to gain three million "southern Negro" votes?

2. When Rosa Parks was asked why she did not move from her seat on the bus, what did she answer?

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

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

5. According to King's speech "The Rising Tide of Racial Consciousness," what were some of the factors that led to a new sense of self-respect on the part of the African American?

6. 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?

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

8. According to King's speech "The Rising Tide of Racial Consciousness," what is the primary reason for bringing an end to racial discrimination?

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 "Our Struggle," there were eight descriptions of the "New Negro." What were three of the eight of the descriptions?

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