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Martin Luther King Quiz for Parents

A central figure of the turbulent '60s, Martin Luther King was a champion of racial equality. See what you know about this civil rights leader.

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A central figure of the turbulent '60s, Martin Luther King was a champion of racial equality. See what you know about this civil rights leader.

1. As a Nobel Peace Prize-winner, King has what distinction?

  • He was the first black person to win the prize.
  • He was the first religious figure to win.
  • He was the youngest to win.

2. The Nobel Prize was not the only major award given to Dr. King. Which of the following did he win?

  • The Pulitzer Prize.
  • Rhodes Scholarship.
  • Time magazine's Man of the Year.

3. What school awarded MLK his doctorate in theology?

  • Columbia University.
  • Howard University.
  • Boston University.

4. In 1963, King wrote his famous "Letter from a Birmingham Jail." What was the letter about?

  • Nonviolent civil disobedience.
  • Equality by "any means necessary."
  • The importance of integrating schools.

5. Martin Luther King is the third American to have a national holiday named after him. (George Washington and Abraham Lincoln are the others.) When did we celebrate the first Martin Luther King Day?

  • 1983
  • 1979
  • 1986

1. As a Nobel Peace Prize-winner, King has what distinction?
He was the youngest to win.

2. The Nobel Prize was not the only major award given to Dr. King. Which of the following did he win?
Time magazine's Man of the Year.

3. What school awarded MLK his doctorate in theology?
Boston University.

4. In 1963, King wrote his famous "Letter from a Birmingham Jail." What was the letter about?
Nonviolent civil disobedience.

5. Martin Luther King is the third American to have a national holiday named after him. (George Washington and Abraham Lincoln are the others.) When did we celebrate the first Martin Luther King Day?
1986

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