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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 were the dates of the demonstration at Rainbow Beach in Chicago?
(a) December 5 and 7, 1961.
(b) July 9 and 16, 1961.
(c) August 5 and 9, 1961.
(d) June 5 and 7, 1961.

2. In what magazine did Dr. King's famous series "How My Mind Has Changed" appear?
(a) Guideposts.
(b) Relevant.
(c) Christian Century.
(d) CCM.

3. What demonstration was held at Rainbow Beach in Chicago?
(a) Swim-in.
(b) Sit-in-sand.
(c) Towel-in.
(d) Wade-in.

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

5. From whom did Dr. King say he learned about nonviolent resistance?
(a) Clarence Mitchell, Jr.
(b) Reverend Theodore J. Jemison.
(c) Martin Luther King, Sr.
(d) Rosa Parks.

Short Answer Questions

1. When did Dr. King write the "Letter from a Birmingham Jail"?

2. When did the African nation of Ghana acquire its independence from British rule?

3. What was the name of the first African American to challenge interstate travel bans?

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

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," what were the successful precedents that showed that civil rights could be obtained peacefully?

2. What happened on December 5, 1955?

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

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

5. According to "Speech Before the Youth March for Integrated Schools," what did the denial of the right to vote do to African Americans?

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

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

8. According to King's speech "The Rising Tide of Racial Consciousness," why is racial injustice a national, and not a sectional, problem?

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 "Our Struggle," what would it take for the "master race" to civilize African Americans "to a degree"?

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