Martin Luther King Quiz

Andrea Leyden
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Martin Luther King was a civil rights activist who fought for his people. Learn more about him by taking this quick quiz.

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Question 1

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At what age did Martin Luther King graduate high school?
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  • 14
  • 15
  • 16
  • 17

Question 2

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Which of these major events first distinguished Martin Luther King as an important civil rights leader?
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  • The Montgomery Bus Boycott
  • The March on Washington
  • Brown v. Board of Education
  • The Peaceful Bus March

Question 3

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Martin Luther King received a Ph.D. from Boston University in what field?
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  • Political science
  • History
  • Theology
  • Psychology

Question 4

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

Question 5

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What world-famous prize was Martin Luther King honored with?
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  • The Pulitzer Prize
  • The Nobel Peace Prize
  • The Nobel Prize in Literature
  • The Peace of America Award

Question 6

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Which of these quotations is by Martin Luther King?
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  • "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."

Question 7

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Where did Martin Luther King give his famous 1963 "I Have a Dream" speech?
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  • During the March on Washington
  • When he accepted the Nobel Peace Prize
  • During the Birmingham Bus Boycott
  • When he was elected as pastor

Question 8

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Who assassinated Martin Luther King?
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  • James Earl Ray
  • Sirhan Sirhan
  • Mark Chapman
  • Lyndon Baines Johnson

Question 9

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

Question 10

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Martin Luther King Jr. believed in progress through the use of nonviolent means. Who was an important influence on King's philosophy?
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  • John F. Kennedy
  • Gandhi
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • Malcom X
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