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Martin Luther King Quiz

Test your knowledge on Martin Luther King with this quiz.

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Test your knowledge on Martin Luther King with this quiz.

1. Martin Luther King was best known for his philosophy of

  • civil disobedience
  • socialism
  • black nationalism

2. Which of these major events first distinguished Martin Luther King as an important civil rights leader?

  • The Montgomery Bus Boycott
  • The March on Washington
  • Brown v. Board of Education

3. Martin Luther King was the leader of which organization?

  • The Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC)
  • Student Non-Violent Coordinating Society (SNCC)
  • The Nation of Islam

4. Martin Luther King received a Ph.D. from Boston University in what field?

  • political science
  • history
  • theology

5. In 1963, Martin Luther King was arrested and jailed during anti-segregation protests in Birmingham, Alabama. What famous work did he write during that time?

  • Where Do We Go From Here? Chaos or Community
  • Letter From Birmingham City Jail
  • Why We Can't Wait

6. What world-famous prize was Martin Luther King honored with?

  • The Nobel Peace Prize
  • The Pulitzer Prize
  • The Nobel Prize in Literature

7. Which of these quotations is by Martin Luther King?

  • "I am America. I am the part you won't recognize. But get used to me. Black, confident, cocky; my name, not yours; my religion, not yours; my goals, my own; get used to me."
  • "You're either part of the solution or part of the problem."
  • "I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal."

8. Where did Martin Luther King give his famous 1963 "I Have a Dream" speech?

  • During the March on Washington
  • When he accepted the Nobel Peace Prize
  • During the Birmingham Bus Boycott

9. Who assassinated Martin Luther King?

  • Sirhan Sirhan
  • James Earl Ray
  • Mark Chapman

10. The city in which Martin Luther King was born has numerous memorials and historical landmarks associated with him—what city is it?

  • Memphis
  • Detroit
  • Atlanta

1. Martin Luther King was best known for his philosophy of
civil disobedience

2. Which of these major events first distinguished Martin Luther King as an important civil rights leader?
The Montgomery Bus Boycott

3. Martin Luther King was the leader of which organization?
The Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC)

4. Martin Luther King received a Ph.D. from Boston University in what field?
theology

5. In 1963, Martin Luther King was arrested and jailed during anti-segregation protests in Birmingham, Alabama. What famous work did he write during that time?
Letter From Birmingham City Jail

6. What world-famous prize was Martin Luther King honored with?
The Nobel Peace Prize

7. Which of these quotations is by Martin Luther King?
"I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal."

8. Where did Martin Luther King give his famous 1963 "I Have a Dream" speech?
During the March on Washington

9. Who assassinated Martin Luther King?
James Earl Ray

10. The city in which Martin Luther King was born has numerous memorials and historical landmarks associated with him—what city is it?
Atlanta

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