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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. When did the President remove the National Guard troops from the high school in Arkansas?

2. Why did Dr. King submit his resignation as pastor of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church?

3. What religious journal contained a summary of Dr. King's book <i>Stride Toward Freedom</i>?

4. What was the name of one of the first integrated group of interstate travelers that later served as Dr. King's chief strategists?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. In "A Time to Break Silence," what did King claim was the irony behind the war in Vietnam?

2. According to King's speech "A Time to Break Silence," who was the most "vicious modern dictator"?

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

4. 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"?

5. During the delivery of King's Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech in 1964, he declared some "refusals." What were the two refusals that King put forth during his speech?

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

7. In his speech "Where Do We Go From Here?", Martin Luther King, Jr. stated that the United States mishandled money in regard to its own people. According to King, how did the United States misappropriate funds?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Choose one of the sermons/speeches used for I Have A Dream: Writings and Speeches That Changed the World. Discuss the importance of the sermon/speech's inclusion. Why is it important to have this speech/sermon serving as part of the whole? Why did you choose this sermon/speech as the most important of the text?

Essay Topic 2

Dr. King was adamant about fighting for civil rights in a non-violent way. On the other hand, Robert Williams (Chapter 6; local president of the NAACP) choose violence as the way to freedom. Compare and contrast the non-violent and violent acts and their ability to work/or not towards the cause.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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