Parting the Waters: America in the King Years 1954 - 1963 Test | Final Test - Easy

Taylor Branch
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who warns Moses to get out of the county?
(a) The mayor
(b) The sheriff
(c) Martin Luther King
(d) Robert Kennedy

2. What does a man fracture when he falls over in a scuffle?
(a) His skull
(b) His arm
(c) His leg
(d) His collar bone

3. Where does King write his speech for the Washington march?
(a) The White House
(b) His hotel room
(c) A meadow
(d) A church

4. Which comedian join the marches in Greenwood?
(a) Richard Pryor
(b) Lenny Bruce
(c) Bill Crosby
(d) Dick Gregory

5. Who does Moses use his one phone call to call?
(a) King
(b) Rustin
(c) Leven
(d) Doar

6. What does King ask people to do for those Negroes who have yet to learn the non-violent ways?
(a) Pray
(b) Donate food
(c) Sing
(d) Donate money

7. Who did the hitman share a mistress with?
(a) Edgar Hoover
(b) President Kennedy
(c) Robert Kennedy
(d) Martin Luther King

8. Who does King claim sanctioned segregation?
(a) Malcolm X
(b) The CIA
(c) The FBI
(d) Abraham Lincoln

9. Where is Medgar Evans shot?
(a) Outside the White House
(b) A restaurant
(c) On a bus
(d) His driveway

10. What do Kennedy and the heads of the Civil Rights groups create in New York?
(a) The Voter Education Project
(b) The Civil Rights Bill
(c) The Education for All Project
(d) The Freedom Ride Project

11. What does Bull Connors fire at the church congregation?
(a) Monitor guns
(b) Shot guns
(c) Fire guns
(d) Ray guns

12. What have the authorities closed in Birmingham?
(a) Universities
(b) Schools
(c) Restaurants
(d) City Parks

13. When does Kennedy sign the Civil Rights Racial Discrimination Bill?
(a) Easter Sunday
(b) Thanksgiving
(c) New Year's Day
(d) Independence Day

14. Who does Hoover warn Kennedy to stay away from?
(a) Marilyn Monroe
(b) Martin Luther King
(c) Frank Sinatra
(d) Sammy Davis Jr

15. What celebrity lends his name to a fundraiser in this chapter?
(a) Louis Armstrong
(b) Sammy Davis
(c) Dean Martin
(d) Miles Davis

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does Kennedy's administration think Levison is from?

2. What is C.B King's job?

3. What newspaper was the reporter in the church in Mississippi from?

4. Where does Kennedy meet the heads of the Civil Rights groups?

5. Who do the Justice Department tell King has links with Communism?

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