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. When MLK appeared on the show, "Meet the Press," who appeared on the show with him?
(a) John F. Kennedy.
(b) His wife.
(c) Roy Wilkins.
(d) Bull Connor.

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

3. After the President of the United States told the nation he would not allow extremists to sabotage a fair and just pact, how many federal troops did he order into Birmingham?
(a) Three thousand.
(b) Two thousand five hundred.
(c) Three thousand five hundred.
(d) Two thousand.

4. 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) Joe Louis.
(c) Muhammad Ali.
(d) Floyd Patterson.

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

6. What was the name of the assistant deputy attorney general that the Attorney General dispatched on May 4th?
(a) Burke Marshall.
(b) Charles Billups.
(c) Joseph F. Dolan.
(d) Bull Connor.

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

8. Who said, "Here I stand; I cannot do otherwise, so help me God"?
(a) Paul.
(b) Abraham Lincoln.
(c) Martin Luther.
(d) Thomas Jefferson.

9. President Kennedy once said something to MLK in the White House about not being too harsh on the judgment of someone. Who was the person that President Kennedy was speaking about?
(a) Alexander Hamilton.
(b) Abraham Lincoln.
(c) Thomas Jefferson.
(d) Bull Connor.

10. MLK talks of people wondering "what the Negro will expect as he gains rights" and he likens the Negro people demanding more to what person?
(a) Mowgli.
(b) Andrew Tithsman.
(c) Orphan Annie.
(d) Oliver Twist.

11. In "The Days To Come" MLK states that it wasn't until when that the Army began to understand that the white man in uniform must respect a black man in uniform?
(a) World War I.
(b) World War II.
(c) The March on Washington.
(d) The Korean War.

12. MLK speaks about living in a society where the supreme law is rendered inoperative in vast areas of the nation. What is this supreme law that MLK speaks about?
(a) The Bill of Rights.
(b) The Constitution.
(c) The Wagner Act.
(d) The National Anthem.

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

14. MLK describes hate-filled youth that murdered a Negro boy while he was out doing what?
(a) Kicking a can around the neighborhood.
(b) Riding his bicycle.
(c) Eating an ice cream cone.
(d) Playing kickball with some friends.

15. 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) Columbia, South Carolina.
(b) Nashville, Tennessee.
(c) Greensboro, North Carolina.
(d) Savannah, Georgia.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is defined as a movement that changes both people and institutions?

2. What does MLK say was one of the wisest moves they made in the campaign?

3. When six youngsters showed up to volunteer, where did Andy Young send them?

4. MLK states that when anyone would speak with President Eisenhower about racial justice they would come away with what?

5. A day was set as "D" day, when students would go to jail in historical numbers. What day was "D" day?

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