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

2. Where did Dr. King speak publicly in an anti-war demonstration?
(a) Memphis.
(b) Chicago.
(c) New York.
(d) Washington, D.C.

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

4. When did the demonstrations in Selma, Alabama, reach their worst problems?
(a) March 1 and 4, 1966.
(b) February 1 and 4, 1965.
(c) June 1 and 4, 1968.
(d) April 1 and 4, 1967.

5. According to the chapter "Black Power Defined," what do the "powerful" never lose?
(a) Opportunities.
(b) Themselves.
(c) Chances.
(d) War.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who introduced Dr. King for his last and final sermon?

2. How many people attended Dr. King's first anti-war demonstration?

3. On what date did Dr. King accept his Nobel Peace Prize?

4. What was the true goal of the Black Power Movement?

5. Who was sworn into the presidency following the assassination of JFK?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. 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?

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

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

5. What did Martin Luther King, Jr., claim to be ironic about America's tension with the National Liberation Front?

6. 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"?

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

8. 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?

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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