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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice 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?
(a) William Moore.
(b) Kenneth Jacobs.
(c) George Lee.
(d) Medgar Evers.

2. 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 should only follow by those who make it."
(c) That "an unjust law should be followed by law even if we don't like it."
(d) That "an unjust law is still a law."

3. Where were the after school meetings to be held that students were invited to attend?
(a) In parks.
(b) At lunch counters.
(c) At churches.
(d) At the Gaston motel.

4. MLK talks about the positive growth of the movement, and supporters were increasing from white and Negro people. The number of S.C.L.C. affiliates jumped from 85 to what?
(a) 100.
(b) 120.
(c) 95.
(d) 110.

5. 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 National Anthem.
(d) The Wagner Act.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where are the headquarters of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference located?

2. MLK describes having to tell his six-year-old daughter something with stammered speech. What is it he's talking about having to tell "your" six-year-old daughter?

3. 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?

4. In "The Summer of Our Discontent," MLK states that our nation was born how?

5. MLK tells the clergymen in his letter that anyone who lives where can never be considered an outsider?"

Short Essay Questions

1. When MLK is discussing the difference between a revolt and a revolution, what does he state a revolt is?

2. Why does MLK state that they could thank the segregationists for the revolution that started in Birmingham?

3. Why does MLK state that no revolution is like a ballet?

4. What did approximately 125 business leaders see when they left for lunch during the May 7th Senior Citizens Committee meeting?

5. What did MLK wonder about the media writers when they accused the campaign officials of "using" their children "in this fashion"?

6. In "Letter from Birmingham Jail," who is the letter addressed to and why is it written?

7. What does MLK say is the difference between just laws and unjust laws?

8. What does MLK mention in "The Days to Come" that would immediately transform the conditions of Negro life?

9. What did scientific observers place in the sealed death chambers where poison gas was to be administered to the victims of capital punishment?

10. What is the relevant question that MLK mentions that must be asked to atone for the injustices the Negro has faced in the past?

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