1. Why does Martin Luther King, in his I Have a Dream speech, tell the marchers to Go back Mississippi,…

1. Why does Martin Luther King, in his I Have a Dream speech, tell the marchers to Go back Mississippi, go back to Alabama, go back to Georgia, go back to Louisiana, go back to the slums and ghettos of our northern cities?

    A.    To continue to work for non-violent change in their hometowns.

    B.    To spread the words of hope and faith.

    C.    To go back home and dream for the day change will occur.

    D.    To teach their neighbors the words to “Free at Last”.

2. In his Commonwealth Club Address, Chávez argues farm workers are still oppressed by _____________.

    A.    growers and society

    B.    the commonwealth

    C.    the population

3.Select the events in Montgomery, Alabama helped Martin Luther King bring his peaceful strategy to social change to the nation’s attention.

    A.    Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a public bus, resulting in a city-wide bus boycott.

    B.    A bitter sanitation strike where many blacks were killed and injured.

    C.    King’s election as president of the Montgomery Improvement Association.

    D.    He became pastor of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church.

Select all that apply

4. Excerpt:

“These trends are part of the forces of history which cannot be stopped. No person and no organization can resist them for very long; they are inevitable. Once social change begins it cannot be reversed. You cannot uneducate the person who has learned to read. You cannot humiliate the person who feels pride. You cannot oppress the people who are not afraid anymore.”

—César Chávez, in his Commonwealth Club Address delivered on November 9, 1984

In this excerpt of his speech, Chávez repeats the word, “cannot.” He uses this form of rhetoric to emphasize which overarching point?

    A.    The farm workers are destitute and will rise up in rebellion.

    B.    Once social change begins, it will inevitably run its course.

    C.    People cannot unlearn new behaviors.

5.In “Martin Luther King Jr.: He Showed Us the Way” by César Chávez, nonviolence is more powerful than violence because:

    A.    It supports you if the cause is just and moral.

    B.    Human life is too special to waste.

    C.    You can stay on the offensive without violence.

    D.    All of the above.

6. Excerpt:

“These trends are part of the forces of history which cannot be stopped. No person and no organization can resist them for very long; they are inevitable. Once social change begins it cannot be reversed. You cannot uneducate the person who has learned to read. You cannot humiliate the person who feels pride. You cannot oppress the people who are not afraid anymore.”

—César Chávez, in his Commonwealth Club Address, delivered on November 9, 1984

Which rhetorical device doesCésar Chávez use in this excerpt of his speech?

    A.    hyperbole

    B.    metaphor

    C.    repetition

7.In his Commonwealth Club Address, Chávez argues that farm workers are _________.

    A.    free

    B.    oppressed

    C.    the new government

8. In his speech, Chávez argues that _________has helped migrant workers gain rights.

    A.    unionization

    B.    government subsidy

    C.    voter registration