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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. Where was Martin Luther King, Jr., ordained to the Christian ministry?

2. What was James Farmer's position with CORE?

3. What were the nicknames of the African Americans who traveled from state to state even though they were prohibited from doing so because of white co-passengers?

4. Why were organizations such as NAACP and the NUL formed?

5. What happened to Dr. King as he was signing books on September 20, 1958?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. 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?

3. According to "Speech Before the Youth March for Integrated Schools," what would "this generation" not take?

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

5. In King's speech "Where Do We Go From Here?", what did Martin Luther King, Jr., claim was the creed of the Negro's self-affirmation?

6. According to King's speech "Our Struggle," what would it take for the "master race" to civilize African Americans "to a degree"?

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

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. 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"?

10. 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.

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Dr. King was the recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964. The Nobel Peace Prize committee looked for the "greatest apostle of peace." Use evidence from I Have a Dream: Writings and Speeches That Changed the World to support the Nobel Peace Prize committee's decision to honor Dr. King with the award and title "greatest apostle of peace."

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

Martin Luther King, Jr.. was influenced by Mohandas Gandhi. In what ways did Gandhi directly influence Dr. King and the way he choose to fight for civil rights?

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