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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 Stokely Carmichael's slogan in gaining the presidency of the SNCC on May 16, 1966?
3. Who was sworn into the presidency following the assassination of JFK?
4. What was the name of the 37-year-old NAACP field secretary murdered on his front porch on June 12, 1963?
5. Where did Dr. King speak publicly in an anti-war demonstration?
Short Essay Questions
1. According to King's speech "Where Do We Go From Here?", what is the only answer to mankind's problems?
2. 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?
3. During the delivery of King's Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech in 1964, what were three of the eight "beliefs" King spoke of?
4. 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"?
5. What prompted the Nobel Peace Prize committee to search for the "greatest apostle of peace" in 1964?
6. 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"?
7. 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?
8. What did Martin Luther King, Jr., claim needed to be done to begin America's extraction from the war in Vietnam?
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. In "A Time to Break Silence," what did King claim was the irony behind the war in Vietnam?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Describe the "Drum Major Instinct." What is the "Drum Major Instinct"? How did it develop? Upon what is it based ? What is the "Drum Major Instinct's" importance to the Civil Rights Movement? Why did Dr. King find it necessary to design a sermon around the "Drum Major Instinct"?
Essay Topic 2
Dr. King asked a student (from Chapter 9: "The Time For Freedom Has Come") to find a quotation that expressed his feelings regard the African American struggle. This was the quote:
"I sought my soul, but my soul I could not see,
I sought my God, but he eluded me,
I sought my brother, and I found all three."
Describe how this student's quote reveals the effort behind the Civil Rights Movement. What does the quote mean? How does it speak to the movement itself? How does the quote embody a movement that requires solidarity?
Essay Topic 3
Martin Luther King, Jr., as well as the editor James M. Washington, stated throughout I Have A Dream: Writings and Speeches That Changed the World that the African American churches played a major role in the efforts to end racial prejudice, segregation, and unfairly balanced civil rights. Discuss the role of the church and religion in the Civil Rights Movement. Why were the church and religion so important to the movement? How did Dr. King incorporate the church and religion into the movement? How did the incorporation of religion hold true to the theme of I Have A Dream: Writings and Speeches That Changed the World and the Civil Rights Movement?
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