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

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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. What is C.B King's job?
(a) Judge
(b) Lawyer
(c) Policeman
(d) Real estate broker

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

5. What do Washington officials ban shops from selling before the march?
(a) Medicine
(b) Fireworks
(c) Liquor
(d) Guns

Short Answer Questions

1. Where is Medgar Evans shot?

2. What have the authorities closed in Birmingham?

3. What is Sam Block arrested for?

4. Who does Moses use his one phone call to call?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Hoover keep an eye on King in this chapter?

2. Why does Hoover want Kennedy to keep away from Frank Sinatra?

3. How does the city respond to the Albany Movement's manifesto?

4. What is the Albany Movement?

5. What does the New Orleans article accuse O'Dell of?

6. How did Megdar Evans die?

7. Why is the Washington march so important to the movement?

8. What deal does King make with Robert Kennedy in this chapter?

9. Why did a hitman prove to be an embarrassment to the government?

10. How does Moses react to the sheriff attacking him in Chapter 13?

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