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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. To the Negro in 1963 nonviolence could symbolize the "gold badge of heroism" rather than what?
(a) The yellow feather of humility.
(b) The white flag of surrender.
(c) The white feather of cowardice.
(d) The yellow flag of despair.

2. The results of the March 5th election showed that no candidate had a clear victory. The city had to hold a run-off vote when?
(a) The fourth week in March.
(b) The third week in March.
(c) The second week in April.
(d) The first week in April.

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

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

5. MLK states that a person would conclude that Birmingham had been in what type of slumber and had been trapped for decades?
(a) Rip Van Winkle slumber.
(b) Restless slumber.
(c) Winter slumber.
(d) Continuous slumber.

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

7. When MLK was autographing copies of his book in the Harlem department store, what was he stabbed with?
(a) A pocket knife.
(b) A letter opener.
(c) A razor blade.
(d) A pointed stick.

8. In 1963, who was the Vice President of the United States?
(a) Hubert Humphrey.
(b) Lyndon B. Johnson.
(c) Richard Nixon.
(d) Gerald Ford.

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

10. MLK and his groups decided to limit the first few days' efforts of the campaign to what?
(a) Picketing.
(b) Sit-ins.
(c) Making signs.
(d) Getting the groups more educated.

11. When MLK's wife was refused the opportunity to speak to her husband after he was placed in jail, who did she call?
(a) Bull Connor.
(b) The city jail.
(c) Arthur Shores.
(d) The President of the United States.

12. 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 he, as a Negro, was inferior.
(c) That the white man would rule this land forever.
(d) That the Negro community did not know how to survive without the white man.

13. MLK states that their "army" would sing but not do what?
(a) Murmer.
(b) Sit.
(c) Strike.
(d) Slay.

14. MLK states that the Negro knows when he goes to jail it not only means confinement, but what else does it mean?
(a) That your cause did not go unnoticed.
(b) Liberty.
(c) That you won't know where your next meal will come from.
(d) To expect a severe beating.

15. MLK states that "Undeniably, the Negro had been an object of sympathy and wore" what type of scars?
(a) Scars of a failed past.
(b) Scars of terrible skeletons in the closet.
(c) Scars of deep grievances.
(d) Scars of a remorseful upbringing.

Short Answer 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?

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

3. 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"?

4. At the beginning of 1963, how many negro students were attending integrated schools?

5. Who "ruled" Birmingham with terror and racist rule?

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