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 memorial was the background for Dr. King's "I Have A Dream" speech?

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

3. What years did Frederick Douglas live?

4. According to the chapter "Black Power Defined," what do the powerless never experience?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. 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.

5. Why did political rightists, described in the introduction of Chapter 18: "Where Do We Go From Here?," claim that Martin Luther King, Jr., was unpatriotic?

6. 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?

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. During the delivery of King's Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech in 1964, what were three of the eight "beliefs" King spoke of?

9. 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?

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

Essay Topics

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

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 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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