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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 is the name of the university where the SNCC was began?

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

3. Who was the first president of the Montgomery Improvement Association?

4. What is the date notated at the beginning of Chapter 3, "The Power of Nonviolence"?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What happened on December 5, 1955?

2. 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?

3. 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?

4. According to King's speech "Our Struggle," why did many black men lose their self-respect?

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

6. According to King's speech "Our Struggle," how are the extreme race relations of the South explained?

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

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

9. 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?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Martin Luther King, Jr., made it important in his life, and in the Civil Rights Movement, to support all people affected by segregation and racial hate. Dr. King stood up for the African American woman who refused to give up her seat, spoke at the funeral of young girls killed in a church bombing, went to Tennessee to help African Americans fight unfair labor practices, and spoke to thousands of students about the Civil Rights Movement. Describe the importance of inclusion for Dr. King as part of the Civil Rights Movement. Why is inclusion the backbone of the Civil Rights Movement?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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?

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