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Parting the Waters: America in the King Years 1954 - 1963 Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Taylor Branch
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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Robert Kennedy begin to shy away from King?



2. Who does John Kennedy offer his support to in this chapter?



3. What was Williams' father's job?



4. Where did King's four friends go on trial?



5. What kind of commitee does the Nashville mayor appoint?



Short Essay Questions

1. How did the city taxi drivers try to help out the local Negroes?



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



3. Describe how the Dialectical Society King starts at Boston College.



4. How did Megdar Evans die?



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



6. What does Kennedy ask business officials to do?



7. How do the police try to stop the carpool drivers?



8. How does King disappoint his father in this chapter?



9. What surprises King about the Crozer Theological Seminary?



10. What were the differences between the First Baptist Church and the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church?



Essay Topics

Choose one of the demonstrations Branch describes in the book and examine how impact this event had on the Civil Rights Movements as a whole. What was the public's initial reaction to the demonstration? What media attention did it receive?

Choose one of the following people and outline his influence on Martin Luther King's life and ideas.

1) Gandhi

2) Vernon Johns

3) President Kennedy

How do King's Christian beliefs influence his approach to fighting racism? Why did people think that King's approach was direct enough?

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