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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 national convention did Reverend A.D. Williams, Martin Luther King, Sr.'s, maternal grandfather, found?
(a) National Pastoral Convention.
(b) National African American Convention.
(c) National Religious Convention.
(d) National Baptist Convention.

2. Where did Dr. King deliver his most historic and controversial statement tying the war and the Civil Rights Movement together?
(a) Memphis.
(b) Atlanta.
(c) New York City.
(d) Washington, D.C.

3. Who introduced Dr. King for his last and final sermon?
(a) Ralph Abernathy.
(b) Stokely Carmichael.
(c) Michael Schwerner.
(d) Lyndon B. Johnson.

4. In 1964, what party was refused a seat by the Democratic National Convention?
(a) Mississippi Freedom Party.
(b) Democratic Party Representing Minorities of America.
(c) African American Republican Party.
(d) Whigs.

5. Who claimed that the victims of the American military were often people of color?
(a) President Eisenhower.
(b) John F. Kennedy.
(c) Dr. King.
(d) W.E.B. DuBois.

Short Answer Questions

1. What street did Dr. King live on while growing up and while his father was pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church?

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

3. Despite opposition, what two universities did President John F. Kennedy authorize federal marshals to accompany black students to registration?

4. What must people of oppression accumulate to realize deliverance?

5. What year was the Ebenezer Baptist church formed?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the circumstances surrounding King's "I Have a Dream" speech.

2. According to King's speech "Where Do We Go From Here?", what is the only answer to mankind's problems?

3. 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"?

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

5. In King's speech "Where Do We Go From Here?", why did Martin Luther King, Jr., claim that the Negro had been "confined to the life of voicelessness and powerlessness"?

6. 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?

7. In his speech "Where Do We Go From Here?", Martin Luther King, Jr. stated that the United States mishandled money in regard to its own people. According to King, how did the United States misappropriate funds?

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 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?

10. 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"?

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