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. When did W.E.B. DuBois die?

2. Why did Dr. King admit that he felt depressed prior to giving the speech in Chapter 20: "I See the Promise Land"?

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

4. What church was bombed that led Dr. King to deliver a sermon at the funeral of the little girls killed during the bombing?

5. What was the ethnicity of the people who attended the anti-war demonstration that Dr. King led?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

7. According to King's speech "Where Do We Go From Here?", what is the only answer to mankind's problems?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Dr. King was adamant about fighting for civil rights in a non-violent way. On the other hand, Robert Williams (Chapter 6; local president of the NAACP) choose violence as the way to freedom. Compare and contrast the non-violent and violent acts and their ability to work/or not towards the cause.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Martin Luther King, Jr., made it important in his life, and in the Civil Rights Movement, to support all people affected by segregation and racial hate. Dr. King stood up for the African American woman who refused to give up her seat, spoke at the funeral of young girls killed in a church bombing, went to Tennessee to help African Americans fight unfair labor practices, and spoke to thousands of students about the Civil Rights Movement. Describe the importance of inclusion for Dr. King as part of the Civil Rights Movement. Why is inclusion the backbone of the Civil Rights Movement?

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