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. What did the assailant ask Dr. King right before his assault on September 20, 1958?

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

3. What major movement followed the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the Sit-In Movement?

4. What two organizations denounced violent actions relating to desegregation acts?

5. From whom did Dr. King say he learned about nonviolent resistance?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

6. What happened on December 5, 1955?

7. According to "Speech Before the Youth March for Integrated Schools," why was it difficult for young people to realize the effectiveness of nonviolence in the Civil Rights Movement?

8. According to King's speech "The Rising Tide of Racial Consciousness," what is the primary reason for bringing an end to racial discrimination?

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

10. According to King's speech "The Rising Tide of Racial Consciousness," what were the successful precedents that showed that civil rights could be obtained peacefully?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The "Freedom Movement" included many "ins." Discuss the "ins" used in the "Freedom Movement." What was the importance of the "ins" from the "Freedom Movement"? What purpose did the "ins" serve? What did the "ins" prove? What was the effectiveness of the "ins"?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

Many of the violent acts of the Civil Rights Movement were described without much detail. Explain why the specific details of these acts were left out of the book. Why do these omissions support the overall theme of "I Have A Dream: Writings and Speeches That Changed the World"? How would the inclusion of the details take away from the power of the novel?

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