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

2. What was the name of the 37-year-old NAACP field secretary murdered on his front porch on June 12, 1963?
(a) Medgar Evans.
(b) William Pickens.
(c) W.E.B. Du Bois.
(d) Robert Bagnall.

3. What war began to take precedence over the Civil Rights Movement given that military presence was needed?
(a) WW I.
(b) The Cold War.
(c) The Vietnam War.
(d) WW II.

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

5. What year was the Ebenezer Baptist church formed?
(a) 1909.
(b) 1894.
(c) 1920.
(d) 1936.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Why were Western nations uncomfortable with the USSR?

3. According to the chapter "Black Power Defined," what is the goal of a relationship with the government for African Americans?

4. When did Dr. King speak publicly in an anti-war demonstration?

5. What church was bombed that led Dr. King to deliver a sermon at the funeral of the little girls killed during the bombing?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. 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?

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

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

5. 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?

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

7. 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"?

8. 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?

9. 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"?

10. According the introduction of Chapter 18: "Where Do We Go From Here?", what happened in the United States during the Cold War to upset the Civil Rights Movement?

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