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

2. What was found on a farm near Philadelphia, Mississippi, on August 4, 1964?
(a) Anti-equality propaganda in the form of a barn painting.
(b) A lynched black man.
(c) An unfinished speech written by Dr. King.
(d) Three dead bodies of civil rights workers.

3. What was Stokely Carmichael's slogan in gaining the presidency of the SNCC on May 16, 1966?
(a) "We will not back down."
(b) "Black Power."
(c) "Freedom, Freedom, Freedom."
(d) "Equality Equals Nonviolent Means."

4. At what meeting did Dr. King deliver his most historic and controversial statement tying the war and the Civil Rights Movement together?
(a) Living in Peace meeting.
(b) Bed-In for Peace at Fairmont.
(c) The meeting of the Clergy and Laity Concerned.
(d) The UN Charter.

5. During the Cold War, what were civil rights activists accused of being?
(a) Communists.
(b) Unappreciative and un-American.
(c) Desperate.
(d) Loyalists.

Short Answer Questions

1. What publication printed Dr. King's most historic and controversial address tying the war and the Civil Rights Movement together?

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

3. When did the war between the U.S. and the Soviet Union begin and end?

4. Who did Dr. King go to help in Memphis, Tennessee, during a strike against unfair labor practices?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. 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"?

6. 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"?

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

8. 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"?

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

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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