I Have a Dream: Writings and Speeches That Changed the World Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. On what date was interstate traveling first challenged by an African American?

2. On what date did Dr. King submit his resignation as pastor of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church?

3. What Democratic presidential candidate was running against Richard Nixon in 1960?

4. What religious journal contained a summary of Dr. King's book Stride Toward Freedom?

5. What book was Dr. King signing on September 20, 1958?

Short Essay Questions

1. According to "Speech Before the Youth March for Integrated Schools," what did the march demonstrate to him?

2. What was ironic about King's entry into the Crozer Theological Seminary in September of 1948?

3. When Rosa Parks was asked why she did not move from her seat on the bus, what did she answer?

4. According to "Speech Before the Youth March for Integrated Schools," why should new graduates become dedicated fighters for civil rights?

5. According to King's speech "Our Struggle," how are the extreme race relations of the South explained?

6. According to King's speech "The Rising Tide of Racial Consciousness," what is the primary reason for bringing an end to racial discrimination?

7. According to King's speech "Our Struggle," why did many black men lose their self-respect?

8. According to King's speech "The Rising Tide of Racial Consciousness," what were second-class methods?

9. According to King's speech "The Rising Tide of Racial Consciousness," what two fronts must the African American work on during the period of social change?

10. According to "Speech Before the Youth March for Integrated Schools," what did King describe as "the face of the future"?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Choose one of the sermons/speeches used for I Have A Dream: Writings and Speeches That Changed the World. Discuss the importance of the sermon/speech's inclusion. Why is it important to have this speech/sermon serving as part of the whole? Why did you choose this sermon/speech as the most important of the text?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the importance of the location of the Civil Rights Movement and Martin Luther King, Jr.'s, involvement. Would Martin Luther King, Jr., been as involved in the movement if it was not central to his community? Why do you believe this?

Essay Topic 3

Dr. King was adamant about fighting for civil rights in a non-violent way. On the other hand, Robert Williams (Chapter 6; local president of the NAACP) choose violence as the way to freedom. Compare and contrast the non-violent and violent acts and their ability to work/or not towards the cause.

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