Why We Can't Wait Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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 2nd.
(b) May 4th.
(c) May 3rd.
(d) May 5th.

2. By the end of April, the attitude of the national press had changed, and the coverage the campaign received was what?
(a) Sympathetic.
(b) Encouraging.
(c) Bewildering.
(d) Positive.

3. What does MLK state the moderates were doing for the Negro instead of asking him to stay in his "old ghetto"?
(a) They were ready to build a new ghetto for him.
(b) They were ready to send them to another country.
(c) They were ready to have them move into society with them.
(d) They were ready to hold their hands and help them find a new life.

4. What city was the night-club comic performing in when he joked that if the demonstrators had been served, they wouldn't have been able to pay for their meals?
(a) Nashville, Tennessee.
(b) Greensboro, North Carolina.
(c) Savannah, Georgia.
(d) Columbia, South Carolina.

5. In Letter from Birmingham Jail, what word does MLK confess he is not afraid of?
(a) Adversary.
(b) Violence.
(c) Hate.
(d) Tension.

6. What does MLK state that the American Negroes said after they "shook off three hundred years of psychological slavery"?
(a) "We shall overcome."
(b) "We are in the right position to win."
(c) "We are human beings too and deserve the chance for change."
(d) "We can make ourselves free."

7. 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?
(a) Daring.
(b) Conservative.
(c) Forthright.
(d) Agreeable.

8. Who was the prominent lawyer that had to leave the state after he delivered a speech after the Sunday school bombing?
(a) Charles Morgan.
(b) John Lewis.
(c) Roy Wilkins.
(d) James Farmer.

9. What does MLK quote St. Augustine as saying about an unjust law?
(a) That "an unjust law is no law at all."
(b) That "an unjust law is still a law."
(c) That "an unjust law should only follow by those who make it."
(d) That "an unjust law should be followed by law even if we don't like it."

10. One of Thomas Jefferson's servants worked for some forty years to earn ten thousand dollars. How many people was she able to obtain liberation for?
(a) Ten.
(b) Eleven.
(c) Fifteen.
(d) Nineteen.

11. How many steps does MLK say that a nonviolent campaign has?
(a) Four.
(b) Six.
(c) Five.
(d) Three.

12. What does MLK consider one significant element of the March on Washington?
(a) That it was a congregation of non-violent people.
(b) That it joined together any race that had felt sorrow at one point or another.
(c) That it was done in the nation's capital.
(d) That the white churches participated.

13. What does MLK state is the answer to the most desperate need of all humanity?
(a) Nonviolence.
(b) Action.
(c) Acceptance.
(d) Unity.

14. In the beginning of "The Summer of Our Discontent," what famous person does MLK mention came to join the ranks of people?
(a) Muhammad Ali.
(b) Charles Carroll.
(c) Joe Louis.
(d) Floyd Patterson.

15. What is the name of the person whose doctrine is "no man is an island"?
(a) Jesse Jackson.
(b) Bull Connor.
(c) Canon John Donne.
(d) Martin Luther King, Jr.

Short Answer Questions

1. MLK states that throughout their campaign they had been seeking to establish dialogue with the city leaders to negotiate how many major issues?

2. Who said, "I wish he'd been carried away in a hearse" after they had heard that Fred Shuttlesworth was injured?

3. Where were the after school meetings to be held that students were invited to attend?

4. What is the dream that came true for MLK that he mentions at the end of "Black and White Together"?

5. MLK proposes in "The Days To Come" that just like the GI Bill of Rights was awarded to war veterans, then what should be awarded to "our veterans of the long siege of denial"?

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