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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. When MLK talks of the good will withering he tells of the City Council refusing to do what?
(a) Abandon prejudice thoughts.
(b) Willingly accepting the Negro's cries for help.
(c) Appoint Negro policemen.
(d) Acknowledge Negro leadership.

3. Who was the person during an interview of the Indian government's Prime Minister who asked, "But isn't that discrimination?" when the Prime Minister said that their schools were required to accept an untouchable over another person of high caste?
(a) Lawrence Reddick.
(b) Martin Luther King, Jr.
(c) John F Kennedy.
(d) Jesse Jackson.

4. What did Mahatma Gandi do in moral leadership to set an example for his nation?
(a) He lived with the untouchables.
(b) He adopted an untouchable as his daughter.
(c) He invited a family of untouchables to live with him.
(d) He taught the untouchables.

5. How many affiliated organizations across the South does the Southern Christian Leadership Conference have?
(a) Eighty.
(b) Seventy-five.
(c) Eighty-five.
(d) Seventy.

6. MLK tells the clergymen in his letter that anyone who lives where can never be considered an outsider?"
(a) The United States.
(b) Any of the southern states.
(c) The earth.
(d) The state of Alabama.

7. Who said, "I wish he'd been carried away in a hearse" after they had heard that Fred Shuttlesworth was injured?
(a) Joseph F. Dolan.
(b) Charles Billups.
(c) Bull Connor.
(d) Burke Marshall.

8. When the young Negro started to ask someone to save him in the room filling with poisonous gas, why does MLK state that that person would care if the young Negro died?
(a) Because he was a figure of civil rights.
(b) Because he created all men as equals.
(c) Because he freed the slaves long ago.
(d) Because he was a Negro as well.

9. What does MLK say the Gandhian principle is?
(a) "Never fight back."
(b) "Fill up the jails."
(c) "Peace will win."
(d) "Don't show your weakness."

10. When the police ran out of paddy wagons to bring people in to the jail, what other two vehicles did they end up using to transport people?
(a) Sheriff's cars and school buses.
(b) Taxis and school buses.
(c) Taxis and pick-up trucks.
(d) Sheriff's cars and pick-up trucks.

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

12. In his letter, MLK states that he has heard the word "Wait!" for years and that this word "Wait!" has always meant what?
(a) "Evil."
(b) "Stop."
(c) "Never."
(d) "Someday."

13. Whose descendants showed up with banners saying, "Order Before Justice"?
(a) Thomas Hardy.
(b) Victor Hugo.
(c) Anton Chekhov.
(d) Sidney Lanier.

14. MLK talks about the fact that different organizations getting together for the unity of the movement is a remarkable feature of importance. He states that unity has never meant what?
(a) Peace.
(b) Tolerance.
(c) Agreement.
(d) Uniformity.

15. What is the dream that came true for MLK that he mentions at the end of "Black and White Together"?
(a) Bull Connor discovered that he had been overreacting about the Negro community.
(b) The city of Birmingham wanted to take down their Jim Crow signs.
(c) That Bull Connor resigned peacefully from office.
(d) The city of Birmingham discovered a conscience.

Short Answer Questions

1. MLK states that white people don't understand that it is no more possible to be half free than what?

2. Who said, "Here I stand; I cannot do otherwise, so help me God"?

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

4. Who was the N.A.A.C.P. secretary that the segregationists showed their hatred by assassinating?

5. In "The Days To Come," MLK talks about Negros knowing political assassination well and that it was a common place thing to witness or hear about. What was the name of the person who was shot to death on the steps of a rural courthouse?

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