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. During the Cold War, what were civil rights activists accused of being?

2. What was found on a farm near Philadelphia, Mississippi, on August 4, 1964?

3. What street did Dr. King live on while growing up and while his father was pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church?

4. How many people attended Dr. King's first anti-war demonstration?

5. Where did Dr. King deliver his most historic and controversial statement tying the war and the Civil Rights Movement together?

Short Essay Questions

1. In 1967, as summarized in the introduction of Chapter 18: "Where Do We Go From Here?," Martin Luther King, Jr., felt caught between two distinct groups for very different reasons. Who did King feel caught between and why?

2. According to King's speech "I Have A Dream," what can African Americans never be satisfied with?

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

4. In King's speech "Black Power Defined," King declared that the "economic highway to power has few entry lanes for Negroes." How did he explain the meaning behind this statement?

5. According to King's speech "A Time to Break Silence," what change did America make in effort to "quell the insurgency that Diem's methods had aroused"?

6. What did Martin Luther King, Jr., claim needed to be done to begin America's extraction from the war in Vietnam?

7. According to King's speech "A Time to Break Silence," who was the most "vicious modern dictator"?

8. 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?

9. According the introduction of Chapter 18: "Where Do We Go From Here?", what happened in the United States during the Cold War to upset the Civil Rights Movement?

10. Why did the Southern Christian Leadership Conference make their motto "To save the soul of America"?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the importance of the location of the Civil Rights Movement and Martin Luther King, Jr.'s, involvement. Would Martin Luther King, Jr., been as involved in the movement if it was not central to his community? Why do you believe this?

Essay Topic 2

Dr. King was the recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964. The Nobel Peace Prize committee looked for the "greatest apostle of peace." Use evidence from I Have a Dream: Writings and Speeches That Changed the World to support the Nobel Peace Prize committee's decision to honor Dr. King with the award and title "greatest apostle of peace."

Essay Topic 3

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?

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