I Have a Dream: Writings and Speeches That Changed the World Test | Final 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 was the ethnicity of the people who attended the anti-war demonstration that Dr. King led?

2. What was Stokely Carmichael's slogan in gaining the presidency of the SNCC on May 16, 1966?

3. What must people of oppression accumulate to realize deliverance?

4. According to the footnotes on Chapter 20: "I See the Promise Land," who is Judge Hooks?

5. Where did Dr. King speak publicly in an anti-war demonstration?

Short Essay Questions

1. According to King's speech "I Have A Dream," who should be able to allow freedom to ring? Who did King include when he named the groups that should be allowed to "let freedom ring"?

2. According to the summary in Chapter 19: "The Drum Major Instinct," what was the importance of the black church in the African American culture?

3. What did Martin Luther King, Jr., claim to be ironic about America's tension with the National Liberation Front?

4. In King's speech "Where Do We Go From Here?", what did Martin Luther King, Jr., claim was the creed of the Negro's self-affirmation?

5. What were the circumstances that surrounded King's "Eulogy for the Martyred Children"?

6. Describe the circumstances surrounding King's "I Have a Dream" speech.

7. During the delivery of King's Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech in 1964, what were three of the eight "beliefs" King spoke of?

8. Why did political rightists, described in the introduction of Chapter 18: "Where Do We Go From Here?," claim that Martin Luther King, Jr., was unpatriotic?

9. 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"?

10. According to King's speech "I Have A Dream," the song "America" needed to be sung, and believed, by all that sang it. Name three things that King wanted freedom to ring from.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

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 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?

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