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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. On what date was President John F. Kennedy assassinated?
(a) December 5, 1955.
(b) November 22, 1963.
(c) August 28, 1963.
(d) July 19, 1957.

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

3. 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.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who began to question President Eisenhower's commitment to more troops in Vietnam?

2. What did President Eisenhower claim encouraged American military involvement around the globe?

3. When did the war between the U.S. and the Soviet Union begin and end?

4. At what church did Dr. King deliver his most historic and controversial statement tying the war and the Civil Rights Movement together?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. 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.

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

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

4. 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?

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

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

7. 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?

8. 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?

9. What did King, in his speech "A Time to Break Silence," claim the Vietnamese watched Americans do during the Vietnam War?

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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