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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How many speeches did King give in Memphis in March, 1968, about aid to government employees and against antipoverty policies?
(a) Dozens.
(b) 1.
(c) 5.
(d) 21.

2. White youths murdered a black boy who rode his bicycle while on the same day, a black girl was killed on the streets by whom?
(a) A bus driver.
(b) The Police.
(c) White men.
(d) Ku Klux Klan members.

3. On which television program on the evening of 29 May 1966 did King urge an end to the bombing in Vietnam?
(a) The Johnny Carson Show.
(b) CBS News with Walter Cronkite.
(c) Face the Nation.
(d) The Huntley-Brinkley Report.

4. King sought as his legacy justice, he was good to both the oppressed and the poor, and strove to do right even when he was what?
(a) Wrong.
(b) Militant.
(c) Adamant.
(d) Resolute.

5. After he explained why he was responding to their letter, what was the first item King addressed?
(a) Their deploration of Birmingham demonstrations, not the causes of them.
(b) He related the events sequentially that led up to the demonstrations.
(c) The four basic steps required by any nonviolent campaign.
(d) Why he was in Birmingham and their view against "'outsiders coming in.'"

6. Civil rights leaders focused on Selma, Alabama, in 1965 as 15,000 blacks were eligible to vote there, but only how many were registered?
(a) 200.
(b) 275.
(c) 425.
(d) 350.

7. On 10 July 1967, at a "Freedom Sunday" rally, King initiated a drive to make Chicago an "open city" for what?
(a) Housing.
(b) Public schools.
(c) Municipal employment.
(d) Public transportation.

8. More than how many youngsters were arrested in the Birmingham "Children's Crusade" between 2-7 May 1963?
(a) Over 250.
(b) Over 500.
(c) Over 100.
(d) Over 1,000.

9. What speech did King deliver on the morning of 28 August 1963?
(a) "I Believe in Dreams."
(b) "I have a Dream."
(c) "I Trust in Dreams."
(d) "I Pursue My Dreams."

10. On what day was Viola Gregg Liuzzo killed by Klan members as she drove marchers back from a 4-day march from Selma to Montgomery?
(a) 30 March 1965.
(b) 15 March 1965.
(c) 20 March 1965.
(d) 25 March 1965.

11. King stipulated there was an opportunity to use massive nonviolent action as a means to escape national disaster and achieve what during the Poor People's Campaign?
(a) A new spirit of dignity and peace.
(b) A new spirit of cooperation and racial calm.
(c) A new spirit of manhood and racial harmony.
(d) A new spirit of class and racial harmony.

12. When did a Ku Klux Klan meeting take place relative to the bombs being having been set?
(a) Two nights before.
(b) Shortly following.
(c) One night before.
(d) Just prior to the bombings that night.

13. The 1964 Nobel Prize for Peace was received by King, but whom did he feel truly deserved the award?
(a) Ralph Abernathy.
(b) John F. Kennedy.
(c) The Civil Rights movement.
(d) Those killed for the Civil Rights movement.

14. What did the State of California repeal?
(a) Its law preventing racial discrimination in employment.
(b) Its law preventing segregation in restaurants.
(c) Its law preventing segregation in schools.
(d) Its law preventing racial discrimination in housing.

15. King believed that the poor in Los Angeles saw the riots as their only means of doing what?
(a) Punishing authorities.
(b) Gaining equitable goods.
(c) Getting noticed.
(d) Achieving retribution.

Short Answer Questions

1. King was arrested on 12 April 1963 for violation of an injunction against protesting by which Court?

2. Following a press conference at the U.S. Senate, when was the only encounter King had with Malcolm X?

3. In his letter to the clergy, King described Birmingham as likely the most thoroughly segregated city where?

4. King stated his life would not have been in vain if what?

5. A dynamite blast killed how many young black girls in Sunday school at Birmingham's 16th Street Baptist Church on 15 September 1963?

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