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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. How many days had MLK and Ralph Abernathy been in jail when they accepted bond to come out?
(a) Seven.
(b) Eight.
(c) Nine.
(d) Six.

2. When six youngsters showed up to volunteer, where did Andy Young send them?
(a) To the schools.
(b) To the library.
(c) To city hall.
(d) To the lunch counters.

3. Who was the prominent lawyer that had to leave the state after he delivered a speech after the Sunday school bombing?
(a) John Lewis.
(b) James Farmer.
(c) Charles Morgan.
(d) Roy Wilkins.

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

5. In Letter from Birmingham Jail, what word does MLK confess he is not afraid of?
(a) Violence.
(b) Hate.
(c) Adversary.
(d) Tension.

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. What does MLK consider one significant element of the March on Washington?

3. MLK states that throughout their campaign they had been seeking to establish dialogue with the city leaders to negotiate how many major issues?

4. What does MLK quote St. Augustine as saying about an unjust law?

5. What does MLK say the Gandhian principle is?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. 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?

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

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

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

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

8. After Bull Connor asks his men to "turn on the hoses" on the Negros marching to a prayer meeting, MLK describes the event as one of the most fantastic events of the Birmingham story. Why?

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

10. In what case does MLK mention that it wouldn't profit a Negro parent to send his or her child to an integrated school?

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