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Multiple Choice Questions

1. King noted that Mahatma Gandhi labored for many years without his people being independent, and he died from what?
(a) From injury.
(b) From illness.
(c) From assassination.
(d) From old age.

2. On 26 July 1965 King led a march on Chicago City Hall and spoke before a rally sponsored by which organization?
(a) Chicago's Coordination Council of Community Organizations (CCCO).
(b) National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).
(c) Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC).
(d) Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC).

3. 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 manhood and racial harmony.
(b) A new spirit of class and racial harmony.
(c) A new spirit of dignity and peace.
(d) A new spirit of cooperation and racial calm.

4. President Kennedy announced a new civil rights proposal on 11 June 1963 and met with King when?
(a) 22 June 1963.
(b) 17 June 1963.
(c) 28 June 1963.
(d) 11 June 1963.

5. Why did King maintain that those who set bombs on 11 May 1963 had selected a night and time during which customers were leaving closing bars in a black neighborhood?
(a) To achieve the most death and injury.
(b) To stir rioting.
(c) To instigate most fear.
(d) To cause greatest disorder.

6. What position did the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) take on the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom?
(a) It refused to support it.
(b) It was not formed at this time.
(c) It took no stated position, only supported it financially.
(d) It fully supported it.

7. When was NAACP leader Medgar Evans assassinated?
(a) 12 March 1963.
(b) 12 June 1963.
(c) 12 April 1963.
(d) 12 May 1963.

8. King assessed the summer of 1963 when he noted it was what?
(a) An insurgency, not merely an insurgent.
(b) A struggle, not merely an uprising.
(c) A war, not merely a battle.
(d) A revolution, not merely a revolt.

9. How did King indicate protesters approaching Washington would arrive?
(a) By marching proudly.
(b) Wearing shackles.
(c) By using mules.
(d) Silently and carrying signs.

10. Where was a plot by a guerrilla group on King's life discovered during the summer of 1964?
(a) In Mississippi.
(b) In Florida.
(c) In Georgia.
(d) In Alabama.

11. In his letter to the clergy, King described Birmingham as likely the most thoroughly segregated city where?
(a) In the world.
(b) In Alabama.
(c) In the South.
(d) In the U.S.

12. On 18 March 1968, King spoke before which striking labor group in Memphis?
(a) Sanitation workers.
(b) Harvest workers.
(c) Industrial Assemblers Union.
(d) American Federation of Labor.

13. Why did King respond to the eight clergymen when he rarely did so as it would leave him little time for "constructive" work?
(a) As fellow clergy he felt they would listen to his response reasonably.
(b) Since they were all clergy he felt they would listen to his response.
(c) Since he was incarcerated, he had time to respond and felt hey would listen.
(d) He felt they were sincere and he wanted to answer in patient terms.

14. Where was Malcolm X assassinated on 21 February 1965?
(a) In Washington, Distict of Columbia.
(b) In Atlanta, Georgia.
(c) In Harlem, New York City.
(d) In Birmingham, Alabama.

15. Widespread racial violence between 11-15 August 1965 in Los Angeles, California, resulted in how many deaths?
(a) Less than 10.
(b) Between 10-19.
(c) Between 20-29.
(d) Over 30.

Short Answer Questions

1. More than how many youngsters were arrested in the Birmingham "Children's Crusade" between 2-7 May 1963?

2. King wanted to learn from what Scandinavian tradition?

3. What did King identify as the three remaining steps in any nonviolent campaign once an assessment of whether injustices existed has been determined?

4. An integrated dinner on 27 January 1965 that honored King was held where?

5. How did Jimmie Lee Jackson die on 26 February 1965 in Marion, Alabama?

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