|Name: _________________________||Period: ___________________|
This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How old was Martin Luther King, Jr., when Gandhi was assassinated?
2. Where did Martin Luther King, Jr., attend school to obtain his Bachelor of Divinity degree?
3. When was the first march supporting racial desegregation held in Washington, D.C.?
4. What was James Farmer's position with CORE?
5. What was the name of the high school that nine black children attended under surveillance of federal troops, in Arkansas?
Short Essay Questions
1. According to King's speech "Our Struggle," what were blacks asking for as part of the "southern pattern"?
2. 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?
3. According to King's speech "Our Struggle," why did he think that white people thought blacks deserved (and enjoyed) second-class status?
4. 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?
5. What were the reasons that King's trip to India kept getting put off?
6. What happened on December 1, 1955, to initiate the forward movement of the Civil Rights Movement?
7. What were the three reasons that blacks gave when asked why they did not expect the Montgomery Bus Boycott to succeed?
8. What was ironic about King's entry into the Crozer Theological Seminary in September of 1948?
9. According to King's speech "The Rising Tide of Racial Consciousness," what were second-class methods?
10. According to "Speech Before the Youth March for Integrated Schools," what did the march demonstrate to him?
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
Discuss the Black Consciousness Movement. What is the Black Consciousness Movement? What does the movement embody? Where are the necessary dimensions for the movement to succeed?
Essay Topic 3
What role did Martin Luther King, Jr., have in the Civil Rights Movement? What were his titles and his involvement within each title? How did King use his influence to possess each leadership role?
This section contains 974 words
(approx. 4 pages at 300 words per page)