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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 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) Challengers.
(c) Freedom Riders.
(d) Freedom Challengers.

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

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

4. What book was Dr. King signing on September 20, 1958?
(a) <i>Why We Can't Wait</i>.
(b) <i>Stride Toward Freedom</i>.
(c) <i>Strength to Love</i>.
(d) <i>The Measure of a Man</i>.

5. How long did it take for Dr. King's address to students at Berkeley (1957) to be published?
(a) One week.
(b) Two years.
(c) One month.
(d) One year.

Short Answer Questions

1. In what magazine did Dr. King's famous series "How My Mind Has Changed" appear?

2. When did the Montgomery Bus boycott begin?

3. What year was Mohandas Gandhi assassinated?

4. On what date did the head of the Nation of Islam call upon African Americans to form a state of their own?

5. When was the second march supporting racial desegregation held in Washington, D.C.?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was the reasoning behind King's speech on March 25, 1967?

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

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

5. What did Martin Luther King, Jr., claim to be ironic about America's tension with the National Liberation Front?

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

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

8. In King's speech "Black Power Defined," King declared that the "economic highway to power has few entry lanes for Negroes." How did he explain the meaning behind this statement?

9. 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?

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

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