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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. According to Dr. King, during his first national address, why were inhabitants of the twentieth century privileged?
(a) Because they were "living by the greatest sets of rules ever."
(b) Because they were "not scared any longer."
(c) Because they were "making dramatic changes in the face of opposition."
(d) Because they lived in "one of the momentous periods of human history."

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

3. Why was Dr. King in jail while writing the "Letter from a Birmingham Jail"?
(a) Riding on an interstate bus with other activists.
(b) Eating with a white man at a "White Only" diner.
(c) Participating in a conference for racial equality.
(d) Participating in civil rights demonstrations.

4. When did the African nation of Ghana acquire its independence from British rule?
(a) December 1, 1955.
(b) March 6, 1957.
(c) September 9, 1955.
(d) April 9, 1956.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What staff member from the SCLC helped young people from the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) to think for themselves?

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

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?

4. What date did the Montgomery buses become integrated?

5. Why did Dr. King submit his resignation as pastor of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happened on December 5, 1955?

2. According to King's speech "The Rising Tide of Racial Consciousness," how did the African American's awareness of the struggle for freedom in a worldwide realm help to account for a new sense of dignity?

3. 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?

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

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

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

7. 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?

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

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 King's speech "Our Struggle," why did many black men lose their self-respect?

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