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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 Illinois city approved a plan that prevented the erection of an interracial housing development on December 21, 1959?
(a) Hamilton.
(b) Chester.
(c) Deerfield.
(d) Du Quoin.

2. Where did Martin Luther King, Jr., attend school to obtain his Bachelor of Divinity degree?
(a) Crozer Theological Seminary.
(b) Fuller Theological Seminary.
(c) Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
(d) Southern Baptist Seminary.

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

4. At some points, how did Dr. King help to keep the SCLC's cash flow problems from shutting down due to financial ruin?
(a) King asked for donations from wealthy people.
(b) King put money from his speaking engagements into the SCLC.
(c) King sold personal possessions to keep the SCLC afloat.
(d) King worked multiple jobs to keep the SCLC afloat.

5. Dr. King reached out to his extensive religious contacts, including the National Baptist Convention, to organize what conference?
(a) Montgomery Christian Conference.
(b) Southern Religious Conference.
(c) Southern Christian Leadership Conference.
(d) Southern Baptist Conference.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. When did Dr. King write the "Letter from a Birmingham Jail"?

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

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

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

Short Essay Questions

1. In King's speech "Where Do We Go From Here?", why did Martin Luther King, Jr., claim that the Negro had been "confined to the life of voicelessness and powerlessness"?

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

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

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

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. What happened on December 5, 1955?

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. Describe the circumstances surrounding King's "I Have a Dream" speech.

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

10. According to the summary in Chapter 19: "The Drum Major Instinct," what was the importance of the black church in the African American culture?

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