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

Taylor Branch
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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. Which of the following countries does Mike King not visit on his trip abroad?

2. What do both candidates think will be the major issue in their presidential campaign?

3. Where did King's friend organize a similar boycott?

4. In which government building does King meet Nixon?

5. Why is there a riot at the University of Alabama?

Short Essay Questions

1. What surprises King about the Crozer Theological Seminary?

2. How did Rockefeller change the school?

3. How does King prove himself innocent of the tax charges?

4. Why did the girl decide not to take the bus company to the courts?

5. How does King counteract Clayton Powell's threat?

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

7. What does Clayton Powell threaten to do if King does not call off plans to picket the Democratic convention?

8. How did the First Baptist Church of Montgomery and the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church form?

9. How did Reverend Williams benefit from the education provided at Morehouse College?

10. How did Johns cause problems for the Dexter Avenue Church?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Choose one of the famous people Branch depicts in the book and examine his or her impact on the Civil Rights Movement.

1) What were his or her beliefs?

2) How did he or she communicate his or her beliefs to the public?

3) What impact did he or she have on the Civil Rights movement?

Essay Topic 2

Why did President Kennedy represent great hope for Afro-Americans? How did his death affect the Afro-American community? How do you think things would have been different if President Kennedy had lived?

Essay Topic 3

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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