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

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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. What does King reveal a habit of keeping?
(a) A mistress
(b) Money
(c) A rank of cars
(d) Drugs

5. Whose house did King go to after a rally in Los Angeles?
(a) Frank Sinatra's
(b) Sammy Davis'
(c) Burt Lancaster's
(d) Dean Martin's

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

7. What does the registrar do to John Hardy?
(a) Shoots him
(b) Pistol whips him
(c) Stabs him
(d) Spits on him

8. Where does Anderson call a meeting for Albany Movement supporters?
(a) A forest
(b) A church
(c) A town hall
(d) His house

9. What does Kennedy want the Freedom Riders to do?
(a) Stop
(b) Carry guns
(c) Take trains
(d) Sing the national anthem

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

11. What did the police bring out when they decided the hoses were not enough?
(a) Machine gunners
(b) Tanks
(c) K-9 units
(d) Monitor guns

12. Where is Seigenthaler when Kennedy calls him?
(a) Jail
(b) Work
(c) Hospital
(d) Church

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

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

15. What do a group of people form at Slater King's house?
(a) The Peace Movement
(b) The Gandhi Gang
(c) The Albany Movement
(d) The Freedom Movement

Short Answer Questions

1. Where do the Civil Rights leaders make their speeches in Washington?

2. Why did the sheriff shoot a black man?

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

4. What have the authorities closed in Birmingham?

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

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