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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. 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?
(a) A "lottery ticket."
(b) An "unpaid ticket."
(c) A "promise of intent."
(d) A "promissory note."

2. When did the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) come into being?
(a) April 15-17, 1960.
(b) December 1-3, 1964.
(c) April 15-17, 1965.
(d) December 1-3, 1959.

3. 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) Ms. Ella Fitzgerald.
(c) Mr. Jonathon Brown.
(d) Mrs. Ella Baker.

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

5. What was the date of Dr. King's first national address?
(a) May 17, 1957.
(b) September 17, 1956.
(c) August 17, 1955.
(d) October 17, 1959.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where was Martin Luther King, Jr., ordained to the Christian ministry?

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

3. What two organizations denounced violent actions relating to desegregation acts?

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

5. Who was the first president of the Montgomery Improvement Association?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

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

3. 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?

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

6. 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?

7. 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?

8. According to "Speech Before the Youth March for Integrated Schools," what did King describe as "the face of the future"?

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

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

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