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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. On what date did Dr. King deliver his most historic and controversial statement tying the war and the Civil Rights Movement together?
(a) April 4, 1967.
(b) January 1, 1967.
(c) May 4, 1967.
(d) December 5, 1967.

2. What kind of testing was banned on February 4, 1965, used to deny rights to vote?
(a) Hearing.
(b) Driving.
(c) Literacy.
(d) Writing.

3. What did Dr. King's article from Chapter 17: "Black Power Defined" discuss?
(a) African Americans' need to vote.
(b) African Americans in the war.
(c) African American nationalism being embraced by the black community.
(d) African American men and their role in the family.

4. Why were Western nations uncomfortable with the USSR?
(a) Because it espoused communism.
(b) Because it still allowed slavery.
(c) Because it allowed Africans to hold public offices.
(d) Because it spoke out against the U.S.

5. In what city did Dr. King deliver his last sermon?
(a) Montgomery.
(b) Chicago.
(c) Atlanta.
(d) Memphis.

Short Answer Questions

1. During the Cold War, what were civil rights activists accused of being?

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

3. According to the chapter "Black Power Defined," what do the powerless never experience?

4. What was Stokely Carmichael's slogan in gaining the presidency of the SNCC on May 16, 1966?

5. What work did Dr. King publish, according to Chapter 11 ("I Have A Dream"), when he was considered the "prophet of the hour"?

Short Essay Questions

1. Martin Luther King, Jr., stated five dreams during his "I Have A Dream" speech. What were three of his "dreams"?

2. 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?

3. 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"?

4. According to King's speech "A Time to Break Silence," what change did America make in effort to "quell the insurgency that Diem's methods had aroused"?

5. 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?

6. Why did Martin Luther King, Jr., describe Americans as "strange liberators" in "A Time to Break Silence"?

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

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

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

10. 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?

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