Letter from Birmingham Jail: Summary & Analysis


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'Letter from Birmingham Jail' is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s

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1. The 'Letter' gave reasons why

2. Dr. King was in Birmingham, Alabama because

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

To what was Dr. King responding with his letter from Birmingham jail, and what does he specifically address in this correspondence? You will need to know specifics about this letter in order to successfully answer the questions posed in this quiz/worksheet combo.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Why Dr. King wrote 'Letter from Birmingham Jail'
  • Reasons for his peaceful march that Dr. King gives in his letter
  • Why Dr. King was in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Why Dr. King admired men like Jesus and Abraham Lincoln
  • What Dr. King is deeply disappointed in as expressed in his letter

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding Dr. King's response to each of the criticisms leveled against him that led to the writing of his letter
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the impact of King's letter on the civil rights movement
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about why Dr. King was in Birmingham

Additional Learning

To learn more about this historical document, review the accompanying lesson called 'Letter from Birmingham Jail': Summary & Analysis. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Provide information about the circumstances that led to the writing of the letter
  • List each of the nine criticisms of Dr. King and his actions outlined in a published letter
  • Detail Dr. King's response to each criticism as expressed in his 'Letter from Birmingham Jail'
  • Note the impact and historical relevance of this letter