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. Who was the cause of Dr. King's injury on September 20, 1958?

2. What famous black child psychologist embraced the liberal idea that where there is no equal opportunity to succeed there can be no social equality?

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

4. How many students marched toward the Alabama State Capitol Building in Montgomery?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. According to King's speech "Our Struggle," why did he think that white people thought blacks deserved (and enjoyed) second-class status?

2. 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?

3. According to "Speech Before the Youth March for Integrated Schools," what would "this generation" not take?

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

5. What happened on December 5, 1955?

6. What were the reasons that King's trip to India kept getting put off?

7. When Rosa Parks was asked why she did not move from her seat on the bus, what did she answer?

8. 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?

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

10. 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?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Dr. King asked a student (from Chapter 9: "The Time For Freedom Has Come") to find a quotation that expressed his feelings regard the African American struggle. This was the quote:

"I sought my soul, but my soul I could not see,

I sought my God, but he eluded me,

I sought my brother, and I found all three."

Describe how this student's quote reveals the effort behind the Civil Rights Movement. What does the quote mean? How does it speak to the movement itself? How does the quote embody a movement that requires solidarity?

Essay Topic 3

Martin Luther King, Jr., seemed to speak to the younger African Americans and have them join him in his fight for civil rights. Why do you believe that Dr. King targeted this specific audience? What was the significance of influencing students to take part in the non-violent fight for civil rights?

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