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1. Stories and photos of the events at Birmingham in May 1963 were published worldwide. What was JFK's response to this?

  • "I felt useless"
  • "I felt ashamed"
  • "I felt proud"
  • "I felt humiliated"
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2. Following the violent scenes in Birmingham in 1963 JFK...

  • avoided responsibility by getting his brother, Robert Kennedy, to hold meetings with the Civil Rights leaders at the White House.
  • held meetings at the White House with African American leaders to make alliances with them.
  • held meetings at the White House to pretend he was too busy to respond to such events.

3. There was a large increase in the number of black voters, but...

  • instances of intimidation of black people increased and houses and property were burnt.
  • this was only temporary.
  • this would cause riots.

4. When did the Supreme Court uphold a federal court decision to force the university to accept James Meredith?

  • June 1962
  • September 1961
  • October 1962
  • May 1961

5. What were the consequences of the riots at the university when James Meredith arrived?

  • 5 people were killed and 50 were wounded.
  • 2 people were killed and 70 were wounded.
  • 8 people were killed and 110 were wounded.
  • 4 people were killed and 60 were wounded.


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