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The 1960's witnessed two profound social movements: the civil rights movement and the movement protesting the war in Vietnam. Although they overlapped in time, they were largely distinct. For a brief moment in 1967, however, it appeared that the two movements might unite under the leadership of Martin Luther King, Jr. King's role in the antiwar movement appears to require little explanation since he was the foremost advocate of nonviolence of his time. But King's stance on the Vietnam War cannot be explained in terms of pacifism alone. After all, he was something of a latecomer to the antiwar movement, even though by 1965 he was convinced that the role of the United States in the war was indefensible. Why then the two years that passed before he translated his private misgivings into public dissent? Perhaps he believed that he couldn't criticize American foreign policy without endangering the support for civil rights that he had won from the federal government.

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1. According to the passage, the delay referred to is perhaps attributable to which of the following?

(A) King's ambivalence concerning the role of the United States in the war in Vietnam
(B) King's attempts to consolidate support for his leadership within the civil rights movement
(C) King's desire to keep the leadership of the civil rights movement distinct from that of the antiwar movement
(D) King's desire to draw support for the civil rights movement from the leadership of the antiwar movement
(E) King's reluctance to jeopardize federal support for the civil rights movement


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2. The author supports the claim that "King's stance on the Vietnam War cannot be explained in terms of pacifism alone" by implying which of the following?

(A) There is little evidence that King was ever a student of pacifist doctrine.
(B) King, despite pacifist sympathies, was not convinced that the policy of the federal government in Vietnam was wrong.
(C) King's belief in nonviolence was fonnu1ated In terms of domestic policy rather than in terms of international issues.
(D) Had King's actions been based on pacifism alone, he would have joined the antiwar movement earlier than he actually did.
(E) Opponents of United States foreign policy within the federal government convinced King of their need for support.


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3. Which of the following can be inferred from the passage about the movement opposing the war in Vietnam?

(A) It preceded the civil rights movement.
(B) It began in 1965.
(C) It was supported by many who otherwise opposed public dissent.
(D) It drew support from most civil rights leaders.
(E) It was well underway by 1967.


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4. Which of the following best describes the passage?

(A) It discusses an apparent inconsistency and suggests a reason for it.
(B) It outlines a sequence of historical events.
(C) It shows why a commonly held view is inaccurate.
(D) It evaluates an explanation and finally accepts that explanation.
(E) It contrasts two views of an issue


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1. According to the passage, the delay referred to is perhaps attributable to which of the following?
(E) King's reluctance to jeopardize federal support for the civil rights movement - Correct

Perhaps he believed that he couldn't criticize American foreign policy without endangering the support for civil rights that he had won from the federal government.

2. The author supports the claim that "King's stance on the Vietnam War cannot be explained in terms of pacifism alone" by implying which of the following?
(D) Had King's actions been based on pacifism alone, he would have joined the antiwar movement earlier than he actually did.- Correct
After all, he was something of a latecomer to the antiwar movement, even though by 1965 he was convinced that the role of the United States in the war was indefensible.

3. Which of the following can be inferred from the passage about the movement opposing the war in Vietnam?
(E) It was well underway by 1967.

For a brief moment in 1967, however, it appeared that the two movements might unite under the leadership of Martin Luther King

After all, he was something of a latecomer to the antiwar movement, even though by 1965 he was convinced that the role of the United States in the war was indefensible.

4. Which of the following best describes the passage?
(A) It discusses an apparent inconsistency and suggests a reason for it. - Correct
Jr. King's role in the antiwar movement appears to require little explanation since he was the foremost advocate of nonviolence of his time. -- the inconsistency

Perhaps he believed that he couldn't criticize American foreign policy without endangering the support for civil rights that he had won from the federal government.- The reason
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