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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Racial rioting between 12-14 July 1967 on Chicago's West Side resulted in what?
(a) Five deaths and contained destruction.
(b) In 5 deaths and widespread destruction.
(c) Two deaths and contained destruction.
(d) Two deaths and widespread destruction.

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

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

4. 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 fully supported it.
(c) It was not formed at this time.
(d) It took no stated position, only supported it financially.

5. Where was the Black Power slogan born?
(a) Greenville, Mississippi.
(b) Grenada, Mississippi.
(c) Greenwood, Mississippi.
(d) Gulfport, Mississippi.

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

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

8. Where was King assassinated on 4 April 1968?
(a) The Lorraine Motel, Memphis, Tennessee.
(b) The Howard Johnson Motel, Athens, Georgia.
(c) The Johnston Motel, Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
(d) The Tennessee River Motel, Decatur, Alabama.

9. What valediction did King use to conclude his letter?
(a) "Yours for the cause of Peace and Brotherhood."
(b) "In appreciation of your patience and understanding."
(c) "Yours in pursuit of Christian understanding."
(d) "Yours humbly in Faith, Trust, and Hope."

10. When did the leader of SNCC ignite controversy when he used the Black Power slogan?
(a) On 12 August 1966.
(b) On 16 June 1966.
(c) On 14 July 1966.
(d) On 10 September 1966.

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

12. 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) 275.
(b) 350.
(c) 200.
(d) 425.

13. 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) 25 March 1965.
(c) 20 March 1965.
(d) 15 March 1965.

14. After a tentative agreement was reached on 11 May 1963, segregationists bombed what locations?
(a) The church of King's brother and Abernathy's home.
(b) The Kings' motel and his brother's home.
(c) The homes of King's brother and Abernathy.
(d) The Kings' motel and his brother's church.

15. King argued that the members of which religious faith must be committed to providing aid to the poor?
(a) All faiths and agnostics.
(b) All faiths.
(c) Christians.
(d) Catholics.

Short Answer Questions

1. King sought help from President Kennedy who met civil rights leaders on what date and convinced them something good would occur?

2. James Meredith, who was wounded by a sniper during his "March Against Fear" on 6 June 1966, integrated which institution in 1962?

3. Although he and Malcolm X did not always see eye-to-eye as to methods, King stipulated Malcolm X had the great ability to do what?

4. Although King saw President Johnson as being supportive of the Civil Rights Act, how did he describe President Johnson's view about protections its passage would provide blacks?

5. On what day was President Kennedy assassinated and Lyndon B. Johnson sworn in as President?

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