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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. In what magazine did Dr. King's famous series "How My Mind Has Changed" appear?

2. How many student demonstrators were arrested in Nashville, Tennessee, on February 27, 1960?

3. What does NUL stand for?

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

5. What was the name of the man whose daughter was the focus behind the Brown vs. Board (1954) court case?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

2. What happened on December 5, 1955?

3. 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?

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

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

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

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

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

9. 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?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Martin Luther King, Jr., as well as the editor James M. Washington, stated throughout I Have A Dream: Writings and Speeches That Changed the World that the African American churches played a major role in the efforts to end racial prejudice, segregation, and unfairly balanced civil rights. Discuss the role of the church and religion in the Civil Rights Movement. Why were the church and religion so important to the movement? How did Dr. King incorporate the church and religion into the movement? How did the incorporation of religion hold true to the theme of I Have A Dream: Writings and Speeches That Changed the World and the Civil Rights Movement?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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."

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