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

Taylor Branch
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Final Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the name of King's lawyer?



2. Where is Medgar Evans shot?



3. What does a man fracture when he falls over in a scuffle?



4. Which country's prime minister sends an official protest at the use of fire hoses?



5. What kind of animal attacks Moses?



Essay Topics

Discuss the connotations of the word "nigger."

1) What is its original meaning and what has it come to mean?

2) Why is it now considered so wrong to use?

3) Do you think the word has become too powerful?

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

Discuss the values of 1960s America.

1) Why did Afro-American politics come to the fore during this time ?

2) What significant changes do you think occurred during this period?

3) Does today's society share any values with 1960s America?

(see the answer keys)

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