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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. 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) Oliver Twist.
(d) Orphan Annie.

2. In "The Summer of Our Discontent," MLK states that our nation was born how?
(a) In anger.
(b) In violence.
(c) In acceptance.
(d) In genocide.

3. 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) Uniformity.
(b) Tolerance.
(c) Peace.
(d) Agreement.

4. MLK states that throughout their campaign they had been seeking to establish dialogue with the city leaders to negotiate how many major issues?
(a) Four.
(b) Three.
(c) Six.
(d) Five.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. As one of the first victims of the poison gas pellet, a young Negro started to say, "Save me" to who?

2. MLK states that the Revolution is genuine because it was born from the same womb that always gives birth to massive social upheavals. The womb of intolerable conditions and unendurable what?

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

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

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What does MLK state that the American Negro knows through painful experience?

4. What does MLK say about injustice that explains why he felt like he needed to be involved with the city of Birmingham to help the civil rights movement?

5. What were the two reasons that MLK accepted bond to come out of jail in the beginning of "Black and White Together"?

6. When the campaign had sent out a request for volunteers, what did the six tiny youngsters ask Andy Young, and what did they do to help the movement?

7. How does MLK describe the "two" John Kennedys that he knew?

8. How does MLK answer the questions of the clergymen of "Why direct action? Why sit-ins, marches and so forth? Aren't negotiations better?"

9. What significant change in employment patterns does MLK talk about taking shape?

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

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