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15 M.L.’s childhood was not especially eventful. His father was a minister and his mother was a musician. He was the second of three children, and he attended all- black schools in a black neighborhood. The neighborhood was not poor, however. Auburn Avenue was the main artery through a prosperous neighborhood that had come to symbolize achievement 20 for Atlanta’s black people. It was an area of banks, insurance companies, builders, jewelers, tailors, doctors, lawyers, and other black-owner black-operated businesses and services. Even in the face of Atlanta’s segregation, the district thrived. Dr. King never forgot the community spirit he had known as a child, nor did he forget the racial prejudice 25 that was a seemingly insurmountable barrier that kept black Atlantans from mingling with whites.
1. What is this passage mainly about?
2. The word “eloquent” in line 7 means most nearly
3. The word “gathering” in line 12 could best be replaced by
4. As used, the word “eventful” in line 15 is closest in meaning to which of the following?
5. In line 20, the word “it” refers to which of the following?
6. According to the author, blacks in King’s neighborhood were involved in all the following businesses and services EXCEPT
7. The word “tailors” in line 21 describes people who are associated with which of the following trades?
8. According to the author, King was influenced by
9. The word “thrived” in line 23 refers to which of the following?
10. As used in line 25, which of the following is closest in meaning to the word “seemingly”?
11. The word “mingling” in line 26 could best be replaced by which of the following?
12. According to the author, M.L.