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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 was the historic Brown vs. Topeka, Kansas Board of Education Supreme Court decision handed down?
(a) May 17, 1954.
(b) March 17, 1957.
(c) December 1, 1955.
(d) April 1, 1955.
2. Dr. King wanted to make sure that advocates of Black Consciousness did not associate racial pride with what?
(a) Racial discrimination.
(b) Racial stereotypes.
(c) Racial neglect.
(d) Racial isolationism.
3. When did the Montgomery Bus boycott begin?
(a) December 1, 1965.
(b) October 1, 1965.
(c) October 1, 1955.
(d) December 5, 1955.
4. What was the name of one of the first integrated group of interstate travelers that later served as Dr. King's chief strategists?
(a) Louis Farrakhan.
(b) Emmett Till.
(c) Reverend Oliver Brown.
(d) Bayard Rustin.
5. In what magazine did Dr. King's famous series "How My Mind Has Changed" appear?
(b) Christian Century.
Short Answer Questions
1. What Democratic presidential candidate was running against Richard Nixon in 1960?
2. Who was the first president of the Montgomery Improvement Association?
3. How long did it take for Dr. King's address to students at Berkeley (1957) to be published?
4. What month did Dr. King address the First Annual Institute on Non-Violence and Social Change?
5. What did the civil rights bill, signed on September 9, 1957, establish?
Short Essay Questions
1. According to King's speech "The Rising Tide of Racial Consciousness," why had some African Americans become cynical and disillusioned?
2. According to King's speech "The Rising Tide of Racial Consciousness," what two fronts must the African American work on during the period of social change?
3. 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?
4. What happened on December 1, 1955, to initiate the forward movement of the Civil Rights Movement?
5. According to King's speech "The Rising Tide of Racial Consciousness," what is the primary reason for bringing an end to racial discrimination?
6. According to "Speech Before the Youth March for Integrated Schools," why should new graduates become dedicated fighters for civil rights?
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. According to King's speech "Our Struggle," there were eight descriptions of the "New Negro." What were three of the eight of the descriptions?
9. 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?
10. 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?
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