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

2. What religious journal contained a summary of Dr. King's book Stride Toward Freedom?
(a) Renounced.
(b) Common Threads.
(c) Liberation.
(d) Believe.

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

4. What are attempts to attack laws and customs that prohibited African Americans from eating at lunch counters next to Caucasians called?
(a) Sit-ins.
(b) Testing the system.
(c) Call to removal of ignorance.
(d) Refusal to move.

5. Who was the head of the Nation of Islam in 1960?
(a) Louis Farrakhan.
(b) Elijah Muhammad.
(c) Qubilah Shabazz.
(d) Malik Zulu Shabazz.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What county, on June 26, 1959, closed its entire school system rather than allow integration?

3. When did the President remove the National Guard troops from the high school in Arkansas?

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

5. What is the name of the university where the SNCC was began?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. In Chapter 4: "My Trip To the Land of Gandhi," Martin Luther King, Jr., described his fascination for India. Why did King hold a fascination for India?

4. 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?

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

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

7. According to King's speech "Our Struggle," how are the extreme race relations of the South explained?

8. According to King's speech "The Rising Tide of Racial Consciousness," what were the problems associated with the shift from rural to urban life for African Americans?

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

10. According to King's speech "Our Struggle," what would it take for the "master race" to civilize African Americans "to a degree"?

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