Why We Can't Wait Quiz | Eight Week Quiz G

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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Nonviolent "soldiers" burnished their greatest weapons which consisted of their heart, their conscience, their courage and what other thing?
(a) Their devotion to family.
(b) Their boldness.
(c) Their desire to be a whole nation.
(d) Their sense of justice.

2. At the closing days of the Birmingham campaign, Negro children would run up to policemen asking them what?
(a) To be locked up.
(b) Why people are different.
(c) Why they don't like them.
(d) To be carried on their shoulders.

3. Who is the sightless singer that MLK mentions "held a commanding position in our ranks"?
(a) Lemon Jefferson.
(b) Al Hibbler.
(c) Mel Torme.
(d) Willie Johnson.

4. What day did the newspapers show pictures of woman on the ground with policemen bending over them with raised clubs and children being faced by dogs?
(a) May 3rd.
(b) May 4th.
(c) May 5th.
(d) May 2nd.

5. Jesse Jackson feels that no child should do what without having read this book?
(a) Apply to college.
(b) Say the Pledge of Allegiance.
(c) Sing the National Anthem.
(d) Graduate from high school.

Short Answer Questions

1. When six youngsters showed up to volunteer, where did Andy Young send them?

2. MLK discusses the fact that the Negro knows he is right in pursuing his rights in unity of the movement and quotes someone as saying, "When you are right, you cannot be too radical; when you are wrong, you cannot be too" what?

3. Jesse Jackson states that MLK made the South's economic and political prosperity in recent years possible. He states that Atlanta could not have hosted the Olympics and what city could not have become the tourist destination that it is?

4. MLK states that the segregationists introduced a new and barbarous weapon on the Negros. What was this weapon?

5. What is the name of the person whose doctrine is "no man is an island"?

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