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James H. Cone
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where did Cone say that the understanding of King's faith and theology began?
(a) During the creation of the ghettos.
(b) As a response to a hate crime conducted in the Supreme Court.
(c) During the riots in New York.
(d) During the Montgomery Bus crisis.

2. In what year did Martin Luther King, Jr. first visit Montgomery, Alabama?
(a) 1947.
(b) 1954.
(c) 1965.
(d) 1959.

3. To which biblical person was Martin Luther King, Jr. compared?
(a) Judas.
(b) Adam.
(c) Moses.
(d) Abraham.

4. In what year was Martin Luther King, Jr. born?
(a) 1943.
(b) 1929.
(c) 1907.
(d) 1964.

5. What was the "secret church of slaves" named?
(a) "The NAACP."
(b) "The Sacred."
(c) "The Nation."
(d) "Invisible instutition."

6. In what year did Martin Delany write "The Condition, Elevation, Emigration, and Destiny of Colored People of the United States"?
(a) 1852.
(b) 1976.
(c) 1965.
(d) 1909.

7. To whom did John Shabazz compare Malcolm X?
(a) Judas.
(b) Napoleon.
(c) Hitler.
(d) Edward III.

8. Who was the author and civil rights activist that spoke of "twoness"?
(a) James Meredith.
(b) W.E.B. DuBois.
(c) Dorothy Height.
(d) John O. Killens.

9. What incident in 1957 brought Malcolm to the attention of the larger black community, especially in Harlem?
(a) The Jack Rosdale incident.
(b) The Lyndon Johnson incident.
(c) The Hinton Johnson incident.
(d) The Montgomery Bus Boycott incident.

10. What need did King address in his speech, "Prayer Pilgrimage"?
(a) The need for equlity.
(b) The need for courage.
(c) The need for leadership.
(d) The need for power.

11. What did Peter Bailey call Malcolm X?
(a) "Father X."
(b) "Teacher X."
(c) "Prophet X."
(d) "Master Teacher."

12. What was the name of the English teacher who suggested that Malcolm work in carpentry and not law?
(a) Mueller.
(b) Smythe.
(c) DuBois.
(d) Ostrowski.

13. Who was Malcolm's focus audience when he spoke?
(a) Blacks.
(b) Whites.
(c) Governmental leaders.
(d) Racists.

14. According to Cone, who did blacks in the ghettos turn to for hope?
(a) Malcolm X.
(b) Elijah Muhammad.
(c) Jesus.
(d) Martin Luther King, Jr.

15. What kind of resources did the use of white, liberal Protestant religion offer to King in regard to the movement?
(a) Intellectual resources.
(b) Common Christian resources.
(c) Spiritual resources.
(d) Faith-bound resources.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the South described as during the "antebellum" period?

2. Who described Malcolm X as "the spokesman of bitter racism"?

3. What was Malcolm X's birth name?

4. From where did Martin Luther King, Jr. derive the expression the "American Dream"?

5. In what year was Malcolm X born?

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