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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 was the name of the police chief who ordered his officers to turn hoses on demonstrators during the registration of black students at its state university?
(a) William Plinkerton.
(b) Thomas Byrnes.
(c) William J. Bratton.
(d) "Bull" Connor.

2. According to the chapter "Black Power Defined," what do the powerless never experience?
(a) Life.
(b) Opportunity.
(c) Strength.
(d) Commonality.

3. According to the chapter "Black Power Defined," what is the goal of a relationship with the government for African Americans?
(a) To stop the unnecessary deaths of African Americans.
(b) The government finding it unwise and prudent to collaborate with African Americans.
(c) To chastise the government into helping them.
(d) Having the government see African Americans as inarguably equal.

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

5. What percentage of African Americans registered in Alabama voted in Alabama's Democratic Primary?
(a) Over 80 percent.
(b) Over 95 percent.
(c) 20 percent.
(d) 50 percent.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the footnotes on Chapter 20: "I See the Promise Land," what position did Judge Hooks hold in the NAACP?

2. What was the name of the 37-year-old NAACP field secretary murdered on his front porch on June 12, 1963?

3. What year did Martin Luther King, Sr., die?

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

5. Who was sworn into the presidency following the assassination of JFK?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What prompted the Nobel Peace Prize committee to search for the "greatest apostle of peace" in 1964?

3. Why did the Southern Christian Leadership Conference make their motto "To save the soul of America"?

4. What did Martin Luther King, Jr., claim to be ironic about America's tension with the National Liberation Front?

5. According to the summary in Chapter 19: "The Drum Major Instinct," what was the importance of the black church in the African American culture?

6. 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"?

7. According to the summary in the introduction of Chapter 18: "Where Do We Go From Here?", what were the circumstances that surrounded King's last and most radical address to the Southern Christian Leadership Conference presidential address?

8. Why did political rightists, described in the introduction of Chapter 18: "Where Do We Go From Here?," claim that Martin Luther King, Jr., was unpatriotic?

9. 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.

10. During the delivery of King's Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech in 1964, what were three of the eight "beliefs" King spoke of?

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