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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 participated in the first march in Washington, D.C., supporting racial desegregation?

2. With whom from the NAACP did Dr. King argue regarding non-violent movement against racism?

3. What was the name of the high school that nine black children attended under surveillance of federal troops, in Arkansas?

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

5. According to Dr. King, during his first national address, why were inhabitants of the twentieth century privileged?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. According to "Speech Before the Youth March for Integrated Schools," what did the denial of the right to vote do to African Americans?

3. According to King's speech "The Rising Tide of Racial Consciousness," how did the African American's awareness of the struggle for freedom in a worldwide realm help to account for a new sense of dignity?

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

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

6. According to King's speech "Our Struggle," there were eight descriptions of the "New Negro." What were three of the eight of the descriptions?

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

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

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

10. 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?

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

Discuss Martin Luther King, Jr.'s motivation for participating in the Civil Rights Movement. Why did he find it necessary to take on such a major role in the movement? How did he qualify as the leader of such a movement?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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