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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When did the bus desegregation order reached Montgomery?
(a) 20 December 1956.
(b) 10 December 1956.
(c) 5 December 1956.
(d) 15 December 1956.

2. In addition to King, how many people were indicted in Montgomery on antiboycott charges in February, 1956?
(a) About 25.
(b) About 50.
(c) Over 100.
(d) About 75.

3. What was the topic of King's trial sermon at Dexter Avenue Baptist Church?
(a) "All the Dimensions of a Complete Life."
(b) "The Full Dimensions of a Christian Life."
(c) "The Three Dimensions of a Complete Life."
(d) "Discovering the Dimensions of a Full Life."

4. When did King and other civil rights leaders meet with Eisenhower?
(a) 23 August 1958.
(b) 23 June 1958.
(c) 23 August 1957.
(d) 23 June 1957.

5. How old was King when he participated in an oratorical contest in Dublin, Georgia?
(a) 12 years old.
(b) 10 years old.
(c) 16 years old.
(d) 14 years old.

6. What primary dilemma did King and Coretta face when accepting the offer of Dexter Avenue Baptist Church rather than others in the North?
(a) Freedoms in the North.
(b) Opportunities in the North.
(c) Segregation in the South.
(d) Salaries in the South.

7. The sit-in movement began in a lunch counter in what location?
(a) Jackson, Mississippi.
(b) Albany, Georgia.
(c) Greensboro, North Carolina.
(d) Birmingham, Alabama.

8. When did the U.S. Supreme Court declare segregation laws unconstitutional?
(a) September, 1956.
(b) December, 1956.
(c) October, 1956.
(d) November, 1956.

9. When did King receive his doctorate from Boston University?
(a) 5 June 1954.
(b) 5 June 1955.
(c) 5 June 1953.
(d) 5 June 1956.

10. How did King meet Coretta?
(a) Through a mutual friend.
(b) In the university's library.
(c) In the university's cafeteria.
(d) In a church just off campus.

11. When did King deliver his trial sermon at Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery?
(a) 24 January 1954.
(b) 12 June 1955.
(c) 24 January 1955.
(d) 12 June 1954.

12. King described his father as having been what?
(a) "As strong in his faith as...in his will."
(b) "As strong in his body as...in his vision."
(c) "As strong in his will as...in his body."
(d) "As strong in his faith as...in his vision."

13. King was initially exposed to what position of Dr. A.J. Muste that deeply moved but did not convince him?
(a) Muslim.
(b) Jihad.
(c) Leninist.
(d) Pacifist.

14. After being convicted for failing to obey a police officer, who paid King's fine on 4 September 1958?
(a) The SCLC.
(b) The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).
(c) The police officer he disobeyed.
(d) Montgomery's Police Commissioner.

15. What did King describe as the age-old problem faced by his mother and all black parents in America?
(a) Explaining racial hatred to a small child.
(b) Explaining segregation, discrimination to a small child.
(c) Explaining racial discrimination to a small child.
(d) Explaining segregation to a teenager.

Short Answer Questions

1. How was King informed that he had been unanimously called to the pastorate of Dexter Avenue Baptist Church?

2. What custom did King follow every Sunday morning?

3. On 17 February 1960, King was charged with falsifying his Alabama income tax records for what years?

4. Who received a call from John F. Kennedy on 26 October 1960?

5. King's collegiate studies made him increasingly skeptical as he could not reconcile what?

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