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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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 Bull Conner had threatened some of the merchants.
(b) They didn't like that not all the merchants followed the agreement so they didn't want to follow it either.
(c) That they didn't think it would matter and so they went back on their agreement.
(d) That the Negros didn't follow through with their end of the agreement.

2. In May of 1962, where was the board meeting of the S.C.L.C. held?
(a) New York City.
(b) Atlanta.
(c) Chattanooga.
(d) Birmingham.

3. How many volunteers from the Negro community were willing to join the ranks and go to jail in Birmingham?
(a) 150.
(b) 350.
(c) 250.
(d) 200.

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

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

6. What did governor George Wallace pledge to have forever in his inauguration vow?
(a) Integration.
(b) Segregation.
(c) Acceptance.
(d) Togetherness.

7. MLK mentions that the nation could not have been more amazed if what type of machines had turned human and stalked the lands?
(a) Horse-size.
(b) House-size.
(c) Skyscraper-size.
(d) Room-size.

8. Who were the actual competing candidates for the run-off vote?
(a) Walker and King.
(b) Connor and King.
(c) Boutwell and Connor.
(d) Boutwell and King.

9. What does the "C" stand for in the term, "Project C"?
(a) Comfort.
(b) Celebration.
(c) Confrontation.
(d) Compliance.

10. What does MLK claim is the "sword that heals"?
(a) Nonviolence.
(b) Integration.
(c) Civil Rights.
(d) Equality.

11. What does MLK say are the teachers for human beings?
(a) Time and action.
(b) Success and discovery.
(c) Defeat and social movement.
(d) Imagination and humbleness.

12. The eighth requirement of a volunteer's pledge required the volunteer to refrain from the violence of fist, tongue, or what?
(a) Sword.
(b) Soul.
(c) Knife.
(d) Heart.

13. MLK suggests that the Negro had been brainwashed to accept what white man's theory?
(a) That the Negros weren't educated enough to know what they wanted.
(b) That the Negro community did not know how to survive without the white man.
(c) That he, as a Negro, was inferior.
(d) That the white man would rule this land forever.

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

15. In "The Negro Revolution-Why 1963," MLK states that the Negro protesters were advised to call off their efforts and put all their energy into what?
(a) Finding a job.
(b) Collecting evidence of integration.
(c) Registering voters.
(d) Cleaning the streets.

Short Answer Questions

1. When the Supreme Court modified its decision on school desegregation, what did it permit to corrupt its intent?

2. 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?

3. To the Negro in 1963 nonviolence could symbolize the "gold badge of heroism" rather than what?

4. What room number in the Gaston Motel did the planning committees meet in?

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

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