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

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Bull Connor's Birmingham.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When the city of Birmingham lost a case and had to open public-recreation to all its citizens, what did the authorities do?
(a) Appealed to the courts.
(b) Closed down the parks.
(c) Still left signs up that said, "no colored allowed."
(d) Rioted in the streets.

2. 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 brutality of the bad people.
(d) The sinfulness of the bad people.

3. Who said, "Let down your buckets where you are"?
(a) John F. Kennedy.
(b) Rosa Parks.
(c) Martin Luther King, Jr.
(d) Booker T. Washington.

4. The merchants that were a part of the Senior Citizens Committee that met with the campaign leaders went back on their agreement. What was the rumor for the reason of what the merchants did?
(a) That the Negros didn't follow through with their end of the agreement.
(b) That they didn't think it would matter and so they went back on their agreement.
(c) That Bull Conner had threatened some of the merchants.
(d) They didn't like that not all the merchants followed the agreement so they didn't want to follow it either.

5. What did Wyatt Walker confer with lawyers about?
(a) The city code on segregation.
(b) The city code on jail sentances.
(c) The city code on picketing.
(d) The city code on lunch counters.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Who was the insurance broker that joined other Negro leaders that met with the white Senior Citizens Committee in Bull Connor's Birmingham?

3. In 1963, MLK states that the Negro dared to do what for the first time?

4. MLK states that "Undeniably, the Negro had been an object of sympathy and wore" what type of scars?

5. Who offered up their apartment for the revolution/campaign leaders to meet in in New York City?

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