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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 Dr. King plead with Americans not to default upon during his "I Have A Dream" speech?
(a) Promise to move forward with equality.
(b) Promise to form a better nation.
(c) Indebtedness to the spirit and principle of democracy.
(d) Completeness of pride and honor towards their nation.

2. When did Dr. King write the "Letter from a Birmingham Jail"?
(a) October 3, 1959.
(b) June 24, 1957.
(c) April 16, 1963.
(d) May 28, 1955.

3. At what "Anniversary Conference" of the NUL did Dr. King deliver a speech?
(a) Golden.
(b) Diamond.
(c) Platinum.
(d) Silver.

4. Who went with Dr. and Mrs. King to India during their stay from February 2 to March 10, 1959?
(a) Dr. Brian S. Edgar
(b) Dr. John P. Oswalt.
(c) Dr. David T. Bauer.
(d) Dr. Lawrence D. Reddick.

5. How many student demonstrators were arrested in Nashville, Tennessee, on February 27, 1960?
(a) 300.
(b) 100.
(c) 200.
(d) 400.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many federal marshals were dispatched by Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy?

2. What city was the home to the beginning of the movement exemplified by eating at lunch counters next to Caucasians when it began February 1, 1960?

3. What are attempts to attack laws and customs that prohibited African Americans from eating at lunch counters next to Caucasians called?

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

5. What was the name of the high school that nine black children attended under surveillance of federal troops, in Arkansas?

Short Essay Questions

1. According to King's speech "Our Struggle," there were eight descriptions of the "New Negro." What were three of the eight of the descriptions?

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

3. What happened on December 5, 1955?

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

5. According to King's speech "The Rising Tide of Racial Consciousness," what were the successful precedents that showed that civil rights could be obtained peacefully?

6. 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?

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

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

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

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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