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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who was Dexter's preacher after Johns?
2. What does the waitress pour over Lewis?
3. Where is Ralph Abernathy the pastor?
4. What was the name of the preacher who caused a scandal in 1946?
5. What did Johns like to talk about in his sermons?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Belafonte prove a good running mate for Kennedy?
2. How does King change Dexter church?
3. What does King put into motion with the SCLC in Chapter 6?
4. How does King's Civil Rights work affect his preaching?
5. Describe Vernon's character.
6. How does King prove himself innocent of the tax charges?
7. What happens to John Lewis when he tries to order hamburgers at a bar?
8. What does Clayton Powell threaten to do if King does not call off plans to picket the Democratic convention?
9. Why is Robert Kennedy furious that his brother contacts Coretta King?
10. How did the Rockefellers become involved with the Atlanta Female Baptist Seminary?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
Examine Branch's writing style. How would you describe his prose style? What kind of vocabulary does he use? Does he use any specific writing techniques? What meaning does Branch's style give to his story?
Essay Topic 3
Look at the structure of the book.
1) Discuss elements of the narrative structure: exposition, conflict, complication, climax, resolution and conclusion. Do all the elements make for a logical and linear story? How does the story's structure express the book's ideas?
2) Examine the way Branch uses other people in the story to express her ideas.
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