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. What does a monitor gun combine the power of?
(a) Mustard gas and two hoses
(b) Three hoses
(c) Tear gas and laughing gas
(d) Mustard gas and laughing gas

2. What is Sam Block arrested for?
(a) Inciting violence
(b) Statements against local officials
(c) Breach of the peace
(d) Assaulting a police officer

3. What newspaper was the reporter in the church in Mississippi from?
(a) The New York Times
(b) The Jackson Packet
(c) The San Francisco Chronicle
(d) The KKK Observer

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

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

6. What does the SNCC organize a fundraiser to buy?
(a) Clothes
(b) Coffee
(c) Cigarettes
(d) Food

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

8. Where is the SCLC convention?
(a) Jackson
(b) Birmingham
(c) New York
(d) Memphis

9. Who does the Chamber of Congress President in Birmingham want to get rid of?
(a) The governor
(b) The police commissioner
(c) The sheriff
(d) The mayor

10. What position does Jackson remove King from?
(a) Preacher at the Dexter Church
(b) Vice President of NAACP
(c) Vice President of the Sunday School Board
(d) President of the SNCC

11. Which country's prime minister sends an official protest at the use of fire hoses?
(a) Switerland
(b) Japan
(c) Britain
(d) Uganda

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

13. What does King lead a mall to the courthouse to do?
(a) Sing
(b) Pray
(c) Demonstrate
(d) Chant

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

15. In what city does King gather thousands of dollars of donations?
(a) Chicago
(b) New York
(c) Los Angeles
(d) San Francisco

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the judge charge the sheriff with?

2. Whose phone does Hoover bug in this chapter?

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

4. What was Hartman Turnbow the first Negro to do in Holmes County?

5. Who does Hoover warn Kennedy to stay away from?

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