I Have a Dream: Writings and Speeches That Changed the World Test | Final Test - Medium

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

2. What were Dr. King's political sentiments?
(a) Liberal Republican.
(b) Liberal Democrat.
(c) Democratic Socialist.
(d) Republican Socialist.

3. What quote from a civil rights hymn did President Johnson quote before a joint session of Congress in 1965?
(a) "We shall overcome!"
(b) "We shall not be moved!"
(c) "Keep your eyes on the prize!"
(d) "Oh freedom!"

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What national convention did Reverend A.D. Williams, Martin Luther King, Sr.'s, maternal grandfather, found?

2. Where did Dr. King accept his Nobel Peace Prize?

3. Who was murdered on February 21, 1965, in New York City?

4. What year did Martin Luther King, Sr., die?

5. What is the name of one of the African American leaders that argued for the African American need for self-respect and self-help?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

2. Why did the Southern Christian Leadership Conference make their motto "To save the soul of America"?

3. 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"?

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

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

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

8. 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.

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

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

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