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

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

3. What Democratic presidential candidate was running against Richard Nixon in 1960?
(a) Lyndon B. Johnson.
(b) Harry S. Truman.
(c) John Kennedy.
(d) Dwight D. Eisenhower.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What month did Dr. King address the First Annual Institute on Non-Violence and Social Change?

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

3. With whom from the NAACP did Dr. King argue regarding non-violent movement against racism?

4. What demonstration was held at Rainbow Beach in Chicago?

5. When was the first march supporting racial desegregation held in Washington, D.C.?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

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

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

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

5. 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?

6. What happened on December 1, 1955, to initiate the forward movement of the Civil Rights Movement?

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

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

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 is racial injustice a national, and not a sectional, problem?

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