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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What law does MLK say the Supreme Court retreated from it's own position by approving?
(a) The Negro Exclusion Law.
(b) The Integration Deliverance Law.
(c) The Pupil Placement Law.
(d) The Public School Law.

2. In "The Negro Revolution-Why 1963," MLK quotes a poet. Where does the poet say the blackness of nighttime collects?
(a) On our love.
(b) On the streets.
(c) In our mouth.
(d) In our hearts.

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

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

5. 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 they didn't think it would matter and so they went back on their agreement.
(b) That the Negros didn't follow through with their end of the 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.

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

7. What does MLK say the extremists were saying while the conservatives were saying, "let us not move so fast"?
(a) "Let us go out and stand tall in front of the white man."
(b) "Let us go out and fight until death."
(c) "Let us go out and whip the world."
(d) "Let us go out and take a stand against those who have wronged us."

8. What was one of the most important parts of the mass meetings according to MLK?
(a) The recognition of leaders.
(b) The togetherness of the Negro community.
(c) The freedom songs.
(d) The education of the volunteers.

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

10. The Negro Revolution is described as generating quietly just like what?
(a) An earthquake.
(b) A river.
(c) Lightning.
(d) An ocean wave.

11. When Negros went to work they would eat in separate places and use what things labeled "colored"?
(a) The lunch counter and water fountain.
(b) The water fountain and tables.
(c) The water fountain and lavatory.
(d) Tables and lavatory.

12. 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 sense of justice.
(c) Their desire to be a whole nation.
(d) Their boldness.

13. In the days of slavery what does MLK say kept the Negro captive?
(a) The need to stay.
(b) Physical force.
(c) Chains and rope.
(d) Family.

14. What did Birmingham give up when they decided to close down the parks instead of having them integrated?
(a) Their football team.
(b) Their golf team.
(c) Their soccer team.
(d) Their baseball team.

15. In the efforts of "Project C", what were the first targets?
(a) Lunch counters.
(b) Public parks.
(c) Merchants.
(d) City hall.

Short Answer Questions

1. At the closing days of the Birmingham campaign, Negro children would run up to policemen asking them what?

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

3. What was every volunteer in Birmingham required to sign?

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

5. At the rate that integration of schools was going, what year would the integration of schools be a reality?

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