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. How many students marched toward the Alabama State Capitol Building in Montgomery?

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

3. What major movement followed the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the Sit-In Movement?

4. What was the name of the first African American to challenge interstate travel bans?

5. What date did the Montgomery buses become integrated?

Short Essay Questions

1. According to King's speech "The Rising Tide of Racial Consciousness," what were the successful precedents that showed that civil rights could be obtained peacefully?

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

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

4. According to "Speech Before the Youth March for Integrated Schools," why was it difficult for young people to realize the effectiveness of nonviolence in the Civil Rights Movement?

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

6. According to King's speech "The Rising Tide of Racial Consciousness," why had some African Americans become cynical and disillusioned?

7. According to King's speech "Our Struggle," why did he think that white people thought blacks deserved (and enjoyed) second-class status?

8. According to "Speech Before the Youth March for Integrated Schools," what would have happened in the United States if the country were to gain three million "southern Negro" votes?

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

10. What were the three reasons that blacks gave when asked why they did not expect the Montgomery Bus Boycott to succeed?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Martin Luther King, Jr., wrote "Letter From a Birmingham Jail" while serving a sentence for participating in a civil rights demonstration. Discuss the importance of his actual writing from jail. What did this act prove to those involved in the civil rights act? Did this letter help to show his determination or did it hinder his part in the movement?

Essay Topic 2

Some may come to misunderstand the collaboration of a movement that pursues inclusion (the Civil Rights Movement) while celebrating individuality of a race (The Black Power Movement). Examine how these two "movements" can live in harmony even though they, by definition, are very different. Discuss the different attributes of each movement and their similarities. How do their differences speak to their ability to be cohesive?

Essay Topic 3

Martin Luther King, Jr., wanted all African Americans to be able to sing "America" (My Country 'tis of Thee) and have it be true for them in the literal sense. (From Chapter 2: "Facing the Challenge of a New Age") According to Martin Luther King, Jr., what needed to happen for African Americans to be able to sing "America" and hold it true in their hearts?

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