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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 the footnotes on Chapter 20: "I See the Promise Land," what position did Judge Hooks hold in the NAACP?
(a) Regional Director.
(b) National Director.
(c) Executive Director.
(d) Vice-President.

2. According to the chapter "Black Power Defined," what is the "nettlesome task of Negros" today?
(a) How to prove that there is a need for change.
(b) How to show their importance.
(c) How to organize their strength.
(d) How to tell their story.

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

4. What New York governor ordered the National Guard to restore order to Rochester after riots broke out on July 25, 1964?
(a) Malcolm Wilson.
(b) W. Averell Harriman.
(c) Nelson Rockefeller.
(d) Thomas E. Dewey.

5. When did the war between the U.S. and the Soviet Union begin and end?
(a) 1955-2000.
(b) 1945-1987.
(c) 1960-1970.
(d) 1909-1913.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why did the West fear the USSR?

2. What war began to take precedence over the Civil Rights Movement given that military presence was needed?

3. What was the publication date from Dr. King's article from Chapter 17: "Black Power Defined"?

4. On what date were excerpts from the sermon from Chapter 19: "The Drum Major Instinct" played for Dr. King's nationally televised funeral service?

5. According to Chapter 18: "Where Do We Go From Here," what did political rightists accuse Dr. King?

Short Essay Questions

1. In "A Time to Break Silence," what did King claim was the irony behind the war in Vietnam?

2. What did King, in his speech "A Time to Break Silence," claim the Vietnamese watched Americans do during the Vietnam War?

3. 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"?

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

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

6. What was the reasoning behind King's speech on March 25, 1967?

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

9. In King's speech "Where Do We Go From Here?", what did Martin Luther King, Jr., claim was the creed of the Negro's self-affirmation?

10. In 1967, as summarized in the introduction of Chapter 18: "Where Do We Go From Here?," Martin Luther King, Jr., felt caught between two distinct groups for very different reasons. Who did King feel caught between and why?

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