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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. According to Chapter 18: "Where Do We Go From Here," what did political rightists accuse Dr. King?
(a) Being to forward thinking.
(b) Being too supportive.
(c) Being unpatriotic.
(d) Being too patriotic.

2. What year was the atom bombed dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki?
(a) 1965.
(b) 1955.
(c) 1975.
(d) 1945.

3. How old was Dr. King when he was assassinated?
(a) 41.
(b) 40.
(c) 42.
(d) 39.

4. What years did Frederick Douglas live?
(a) 1909-1969.
(b) 1922-1989.
(c) 1817-1895.
(d) 1895-1946.

5. Who published Dr. King's book Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?
(a) Random House.
(b) Viacom Inc.
(c) Harper and Row.
(d) Harper Collins.

Short Answer Questions

1. What national convention did Reverend A.D. Williams, Martin Luther King, Sr.'s, maternal grandfather, found?

2. What church was Ebenezer Baptist Church an outgrowth of?

3. Why were Western nations uncomfortable with the USSR?

4. Who began to question President Eisenhower's commitment to more troops in Vietnam?

5. What quote from a civil rights hymn did President Johnson quote before a joint session of Congress in 1965?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did Martin Luther King, Jr., claim needed to be done to begin America's extraction from the war in Vietnam?

2. In King's speech "Where Do We Go From Here?," what did King mean by "as long as a mind is enslaved, the body can never be free"?

3. In King's speech "Black Power Defined," King declared that the "economic highway to power has few entry lanes for Negroes." How did he explain the meaning behind this statement?

4. According to King's speech "A Time to Break Silence," who was the most "vicious modern dictator"?

5. Why did Martin Luther King, Jr., and Malcolm X declare America a "sick society"?

6. According to King's speech "I Have A Dream," what can African Americans never be satisfied with?

7. According to King's speech "I Have A Dream," the song "America" needed to be sung, and believed, by all that sang it. Name three things that King wanted freedom to ring from.

8. During the delivery of King's Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech in 1964, he declared some "refusals." What were the two refusals that King put forth during his speech?

9. According to King's speech "I Have A Dream," who should be able to allow freedom to ring? Who did King include when he named the groups that should be allowed to "let freedom ring"?

10. What were the circumstances that surrounded King's "Eulogy for the Martyred Children"?

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