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. Who claimed that the victims of the American military were often people of color?

3. In 1964, what party was refused a seat by the Democratic National Convention?

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

5. What year was considered a momentous year in American history and in the life of Martin Luther King, Jr.?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

2. In his speech "Where Do We Go From Here?", Martin Luther King, Jr. stated that the United States mishandled money in regard to its own people. According to King, how did the United States misappropriate funds?

3. Why did Martin Luther King, Jr., describe Americans as "strange liberators" in "A Time to Break Silence"?

4. What prompted the Nobel Peace Prize committee to search for the "greatest apostle of peace" in 1964?

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

6. 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?

7. What was the reasoning behind King's speech on March 25, 1967?

8. 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.

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

10. 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?

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

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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