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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When did King, Sr., marry Martin and Coretta?
(a) 18 June 1955.
(b) 18 June 1952.
(c) 18 June 1953.
(d) 18 June 1954.

2. What happened when white police officers initially arrested King in Montgomery?
(a) They took him to jail where segregation persisted.
(b) They took him to jail and threatened to kil him.
(c) They took him to jail where he was physically beaten.
(d) They took him to jail and refused to release him.

3. King received his doctorate in what major?
(a) Systematic Theology.
(b) Biblical History.
(c) Christian Theology.
(d) Theological Philosophy.

4. King described his mother as having been what?
(a) "Soft-spoken but strict."
(b) "Soft-spoken and easy-going."
(c) "Hard-spoken but easy-going."
(d) "Hard-spoken and strict."

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

6. What particularly interested Coretta during the trip to India?
(a) Women, history, government of India.
(b) Museums, animals, schools.
(c) Women, museums, cuisine.
(d) Government, women, cuisine.

7. King stipulated there was something in the universe that justified Cullen Bryant when he said what?
(a) "Truth remains firm, not flexible to wishes."
(b) "Society hinges on truth, without which it suffers greatly."
(c) "Truth crushed to earth, will rise again."
(d) "Truth will forever be on the scaffold."

8. People arrived from how many other countries around the world to welcome this new nation in Africa?
(a) 70.
(b) 80.
(c) 60.
(d) 50.

9. King's collegiate studies made him increasingly skeptical as he could not reconcile what?
(a) Many scientific facts with religion.
(b) Many scientific facts with his beliefs.
(c) Many historical facts with religion.
(d) Many historical facts with scientific facts.

10. When did King enter Crozer Theological Seminary?
(a) 14 September 1947.
(b) 14 September 1949.
(c) 14 September 1948.
(d) 14 September 1950.

11. 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) Segregation in the South.
(c) Opportunities in the North.
(d) Salaries in the South.

12. Although he never endorsed him, King felt Kennedy would make the better President for what reason?
(a) He was consistent in his decisions.
(b) He was surrounded by better people.
(c) His life's history showed he was the better man.
(d) His record showed he was the better man.

13. In a paper submitted at Crozer Seminary, King indicated he had nearly despaired over _______'s power to resolve social problems.
(a) Hope.
(b) Love.
(c) Religion.
(d) Faith.

14. Just prior to Brightman's death, King initiated his study of which philosopher with him?
(a) Quaker.
(b) Hegel.
(c) Luther.
(d) Whitefield.

15. Through studying the Bible in college, King stated he "came to see that behind the legends and myths of the Book were many ______."
(a) "Ideals for mankind".
(b) "Profound truths".
(c) "Benevolent dreams".
(d) "Humanitarian goals".

Short Answer Questions

1. When did a Montgomery Grand Jury indict King and others on an antiboycott law?

2. At what age was King ready to enter the ministry?

3. What location in India did King describe as among the most beautiful in the world?

4. King elaborated on what land reform movement in India which was virtually unknown in the U.S.?

5. How long did King have to prepare what he considered the most important speech of his life?

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