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. Who were the primary people who led the movement exemplified by eating at lunch counters next to Caucasians?

2. When associated with the Civil Rights Movement, what did demonstrators consider their arrests?

3. What position did Dr. King, while thirty-one, accept at a Baptist church?

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

5. Dr. King wanted to make sure that advocates of Black Consciousness did not associate racial pride with what?

Short Essay Questions

1. According to King's speech "The Rising Tide of Racial Consciousness," why did the young blacks need to begin to look at their future in a different light?

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

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

4. According to King's speech "The Rising Tide of Racial Consciousness," what were some of the factors that led to a new sense of self-respect on the part of the African American?

5. What happened on December 1, 1955, to initiate the forward movement of the Civil Rights Movement?

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

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

8. In Chapter 4: "My Trip To the Land of Gandhi," Martin Luther King, Jr., described his fascination for India. Why did King hold a fascination for India?

9. According to King's speech "The Rising Tide of Racial Consciousness," what were the problems associated with the shift from rural to urban life for African Americans?

10. According to King's speech "The Rising Tide of Racial Consciousness," why is racial injustice a national, and not a sectional, problem?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe the importance of Rosa Parks, the Montgomery Bus Boycott, and their association with the beginning of the Civil Rights Movement. How did each action affect the beginning of the Civil Rights Movement?

Essay Topic 2

Dr. King asked a student (from Chapter 9: "The Time For Freedom Has Come") to find a quotation that expressed his feelings regard the African American struggle. This was the quote:

"I sought my soul, but my soul I could not see,

I sought my God, but he eluded me,

I sought my brother, and I found all three."

Describe how this student's quote reveals the effort behind the Civil Rights Movement. What does the quote mean? How does it speak to the movement itself? How does the quote embody a movement that requires solidarity?

Essay Topic 3

Describe the "Drum Major Instinct." What is the "Drum Major Instinct"? How did it develop? Upon what is it based ? What is the "Drum Major Instinct's" importance to the Civil Rights Movement? Why did Dr. King find it necessary to design a sermon around the "Drum Major Instinct"?

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