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. Where does Kennedy's administration think Levison is from?
(a) Britain
(b) Vietnam
(c) Cuba
(d) Russia

2. What is Moses struggling to find in this chapter?
(a) People to pray
(b) People to vote
(c) Freedom Riders
(d) People to donate money

3. Where does Kennedy meet the heads of the Civil Rights groups?
(a) San Francisco
(b) New York
(c) Chicago
(d) Los Angeles

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

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

6. Why did the sheriff shoot a black man?
(a) For flirting with a Negro mistress
(b) For flirting with a white prostitute
(c) For swearing at him
(d) For drinking on the streets

7. What reason does the sheriff give for shooting the black man?
(a) Hate
(b) Accidental
(c) Temporary insanity
(d) Self defense

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

9. At what college does King take a temporary position?
(a) Morehouse
(b) Georgia
(c) Princeton
(d) Mississippi

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

11. Which writer does Robert Kennedy enlist the help of?
(a) James Ellroy
(b) James Baldwin
(c) Richard Wright
(d) Leonard Cohen

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

13. What does A New Orleans newspaper accuse O'Dell of being a member of?
(a) The Nazi party
(b) The BNP
(c) The Communist party
(d) The KKK

14. What is Slater King's job?
(a) Builder
(b) Policeman
(c) Judge
(d) Lawyer

15. Who does King complain to about police brutality?
(a) The CIA
(b) President Kennedy
(c) The Justice Department
(d) The Police Department

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does King think will win the National Baptist Conference elections?

2. What do Kennedy and the heads of the Civil Rights groups create in New York?

3. What did the police bring out when they decided the hoses were not enough?

4. Who did the government hire a hitman to kill?

5. What celebrity lends his name to a fundraiser in this chapter?

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