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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 position did Dr. King, while thirty-one, accept at a Baptist church?
(a) Pastor.
(b) Deacon.
(c) Youth pastor.
(d) Co-pastor.

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

3. What county, on June 26, 1959, closed its entire school system rather than allow integration?
(a) Bedford County.
(b) Franklin County.
(c) Prince Edward County.
(d) Salem County.

4. What staff member from the SCLC helped young people from the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) to think for themselves?
(a) Mr. Terrance Minders.
(b) Mr. Jonathon Brown.
(c) Mrs. Ella Baker.
(d) Ms. Ella Fitzgerald.

5. What does NUL stand for?
(a) National Urban League.
(b) Necessary Under Law.
(c) Ninth Unity League.
(d) National Uniform League.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was James Farmer's position with CORE?

2. What did white racists bomb on September, 9 1957?

3. Less than a week after the Youth March for Integrated Schools, a black youth was lynched. What was the name of this black youth?

4. What religious journal contained a summary of Dr. King's book Stride Toward Freedom?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. 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?

4. According to "Speech Before the Youth March for Integrated Schools," why was it difficult for young people to realize the effectiveness of nonviolence in the Civil Rights Movement?

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

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

7. What happened on December 5, 1955?

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

9. According to King's speech "The Rising Tide of Racial Consciousness," what were the problems associated with the shift from rural to urban life for African Americans?

10. 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?

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