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Multiple Choice Questions

1. MLK states that the "summer of our discontent" brought white citizens closer into harmony with their Negro citizens instead of what?
(a) Driving them further apart from their fellow Negro citizens.
(b) Pushing them together in a rage.
(c) Confusing the white citizens about what the Negro citizens want.
(d) Alienating America's white citizens.

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

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

4. As one of the first victims of the poison gas pellet, a young Negro started to say, "Save me" to who?
(a) God.
(b) Abraham Lincoln.
(c) Joe Louis.
(d) Martin Luther King, Jr.

5. 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 was done in the nation's capital.
(c) That it joined together any race that had felt sorrow at one point or another.
(d) That the white churches participated.

6. MLK states that white people don't understand that it is no more possible to be half free than what?
(a) Exuberant because of loss.
(b) Happy with nothing.
(c) Half dead.
(d) Half alive.

7. What does MLK see as the great stumbling block that the Negros face?
(a) Bull Connor.
(b) The white moderate.
(c) The White Citizen's Counciler.
(d) The Ku Klux Klanner.

8. MLK mentions a white businessman who asks if he's "just imagining it" or what?
(a) Or are Negroes "really sure they are our equals?"
(b) Or are Negroes "willing to fight until the death?"
(c) Or are Negroes "following a planned path to freedom?"
(d) Or are Negroes "walking a little straighter these days?"

9. What kind of pace does MLK say they are taking to gain a cup of coffee at a lunch counter?
(a) A turtle's pace.
(b) A snail's pace.
(c) A maple syrup pace.
(d) A horse-and-buggy pace.

10. Who said, "Dammit. Turn on the hoses."?
(a) Bull Connor.
(b) Charles Billups.
(c) Jim Bevel.
(d) Martin Luther King, Jr.

11. A day was set as "D" day, when students would go to jail in historical numbers. What day was "D" day?
(a) May 1st.
(b) May 3rd.
(c) May 4th.
(d) May 2nd.

12. Why does MLK say the Easter season was chosen as the time for direct-action?
(a) Because it was symbolic of Jesus rising on Easter morning.
(b) Because besides Christmas it is the main shopping period of the year.
(c) Because it helped the Negro community to remember their ties with God.
(d) Because it was the time after the election.

13. Who is the dean of Negro leaders and responsible for proposing the March on Washington?
(a) A. Philip Randolph.
(b) Martin Luther King, Jr.
(c) John J. Maguire.
(d) Joachim Prinz.

14. 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) Jesse Jackson.
(b) John F Kennedy.
(c) Lawrence Reddick.
(d) Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. 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?

2. 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?

3. In Letter from Birmingham Jail, what word does MLK confess he is not afraid of?

4. MLK talks about one of the most poignant replies to a question. It came from a girl who was not more than eight that answered a police officer's question of "what do you want?" with what reply?

5. 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?

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