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. During the time of slavery, for what purpose were young Negro girls sold and used?
(a) As wives.
(b) As maids.
(c) As cooks.
(d) As breeders.

2. In "The Negro Revolution - Why 1963," MLK states that the nation had come to count on the Negro to endure how?
(a) Easily.
(b) Quietly.
(c) Remorsefully.
(d) Mournfully.

3. Who said, "Here I stand; I cannot do otherwise, so help me God"?
(a) Abraham Lincoln.
(b) Paul.
(c) Thomas Jefferson.
(d) Martin Luther.

4. What kind of pace does MLK say they are taking to gain a cup of coffee at a lunch counter?
(a) A snail's pace.
(b) A maple syrup pace.
(c) A horse-and-buggy pace.
(d) A turtle's pace.

5. In "The Negro Revolution-Why 1963," what does MLK say the Negro had been deeply disappointed over?
(a) The ignorance of the white leaders.
(b) The slow pace of school desegregation.
(c) The complacency of the courts.
(d) The barring of Negros from eating at lunch counters.

Short Answer Questions

1. MLK describes having to tell his six-year-old daughter something with stammered speech. What is it he's talking about having to tell "your" six-year-old daughter?

2. Nonviolent "soldiers" burnished their greatest weapons which consisted of their heart, their conscience, their courage and what other thing?

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

4. In "The Sword That Heals," MLK states that the Negro turned his back on force because he knew he couldn't win through physical force, and he also believed he could lose what?

5. MLK states that he has yet to engage in a direct-action campaign that was what?

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