Why We Can't Wait Quiz | Two Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Letter from Birmingham Jail.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In "The Negro Revolution - Why 1963," MLK states that the nation had come to count on the Negro to wait how?
(a) Patiently.
(b) Without question.
(c) Nervously.
(d) Willingly.

2. In "The Negro Revolution - Why 1963," how many years have gone by when MLK states that humiliation cannot be expected to find "voice in a whisper"?
(a) Three hundred.
(b) One hundred.
(c) Two hundred fifty.
(d) Two hundred.

3. Who was the insurance broker that joined other Negro leaders that met with the white Senior Citizens Committee in Bull Connor's Birmingham?
(a) John Drew.
(b) Arthur Shores.
(c) Edward Gardner.
(d) A.G. Gaston.

4. What does MLK quote St. Augustine as saying about an unjust law?
(a) That "an unjust law is still a law."
(b) That "an unjust law should only follow by those who make it."
(c) That "an unjust law is no law at all."
(d) That "an unjust law should be followed by law even if we don't like it."

5. What does MLK describe as the ultimate tragedy of Birmingham?
(a) The silence of the good people.
(b) The fear of the good people.
(c) The sinfulness of the bad people.
(d) The brutality of the bad people.

Short Answer Questions

1. In "The Negro Revolution - Why 1963," MLK states that the nation had come to count on the Negro to endure how?

2. What does MLK say the extremists were saying while the conservatives were saying, "let us not move so fast"?

3. When the crusade started marching from Zion Hill church, how far were they permitted to march?

4. In "The Negro Revolution-Why 1963," what does MLK say the Negro had been deeply disappointed over?

5. When MLK decided to still march and asked Ralph Abernathy to join him. The group that was gathered in the Gaston Motel joined hands and began to sing what song?

(see the answer key)

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