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

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

3. With whom from the NAACP did Dr. King argue regarding non-violent movement against racism?
(a) Robert Williams.
(b) Jonathon Sweenton.
(c) Michael Winds.
(d) Richard Kingston.

4. When did the President remove the National Guard troops from the high school in Arkansas?
(a) May 8, 1958.
(b) August 9, 1957.
(c) December 1, 1955.
(d) May 19, 1957.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What Democratic presidential candidate was running against Richard Nixon in 1960?

2. What city in Tennessee had a race riot on February 23, 1960?

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

4. Who were Dr. and Mrs. King guests of during their stay in India?

5. What major movement followed the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the Sit-In Movement?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. 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?

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

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