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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. When did W.E.B. DuBois die?
(a) August 27, 1963.
(b) June 24, 1957.
(c) June 11, 1964.
(d) October 18, 1964.

2. What work did Dr. King publish, according to Chapter 11 ("I Have A Dream"), when he was considered the "prophet of the hour"?
(a) "The Three Dimensions of a Complete Life."
(b) "I've Been to the Mountaintop."
(c) "Why We Can't Wait."
(d) "What Is Your Life's Blueprint?"

3. What year was the atom bombed dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki?
(a) 1975.
(b) 1965.
(c) 1955.
(d) 1945.

4. Why were Western nations uncomfortable with the USSR?
(a) Because it still allowed slavery.
(b) Because it allowed Africans to hold public offices.
(c) Because it spoke out against the U.S.
(d) Because it espoused communism.

5. What did President Eisenhower claim encouraged American military involvement around the globe?
(a) A "military-industrial complex."
(b) A "military financed by the people."
(c) A "military that cared about the nation."
(d) A "military formed by the different."

Short Answer Questions

1. When did the demonstrations in Selma, Alabama, reach their worst problems?

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

3. According to Chapter 12:"Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech," who was the great shaman of the Nation of Islam?

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

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

Short Essay Questions

1. 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"?

2. 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"?

3. 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?

4. 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.

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

6. 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"?

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

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

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

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