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

2. On what date did Dr. King accept his Nobel Peace Prize?

3. What was the broad strategy of the Black Power Movement?

4. What New York governor ordered the National Guard to restore order to Rochester after riots broke out on July 25, 1964?

5. What work did Dr. King publish, according to Chapter 11 ("I Have A Dream"), when he was considered the "prophet of the hour"?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why did Martin Luther King, Jr., and Malcolm X declare America a "sick society"?

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

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

4. What did King, in his speech "A Time to Break Silence," claim the Vietnamese watched Americans do during the Vietnam War?

5. Martin Luther King, Jr., stated five dreams during his "I Have A Dream" speech. What were three of his "dreams"?

6. In King's speech "Where Do We Go From Here?", why did Martin Luther King, Jr., claim that the Negro had been "confined to the life of voicelessness and powerlessness"?

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

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. 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 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?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Some may come to misunderstand the collaboration of a movement that pursues inclusion (the Civil Rights Movement) while celebrating individuality of a race (The Black Power Movement). Examine how these two "movements" can live in harmony even though they, by definition, are very different. Discuss the different attributes of each movement and their similarities. How do their differences speak to their ability to be cohesive?

Essay Topic 3

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."

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