SAT Subject US History Practice Question 211: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 211

12. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s, belief in a nonviolent approach to achieving civil rights for African Amer icans was influenced primarily by

A. Buddha
B. John Locke
C. Mohandas Gandhi
D. Plato
E. Confucius

Correct Answer: C


Gandhi famously led the citizens of India to independence from Britain by using nonviolent resistance. King adopted Gandhi's ideas and methods.

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