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Quiz: How Well Do You Know Mlk?

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Martin Luther King once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others? ’”

As we commemorate MLK's legacy on Jan. 21, many individuals and groups are following the president’s call to make it a day of service to others. Whether you volunteer today, test your knowledge of this great American with this quiz about him.

  
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1.  The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech April 3, 1968, at Mason Temple, the Church of God in Christ Headquarters, in Memphis, Tenn. In it, he said: “We’ve got some difficult days ahead. But it really doesn’t matter with me now, because I’ve been to the mountaintop.” Scholars say his speech was foreshadowing what?
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2.  King grew up in Atlanta, where he attended segregated public schools. He left high school at age 15 without formally graduating. He graduated from Morehouse College in Atlanta in 1948 and received a bachelor of divinity degree in 1951 from Crozer Theological Seminary near Chester, Pa. Where did King study for and receive his doctorate of divinity degree?
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3.  Where did Martin Luther King Jr. deliver his “I Have a Dream” speech that included these words: “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.’ I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at a table of brotherhood ... I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”
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4.  King received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 for leading nonviolent protest campaigns against discrimination. He was arrested repeatedly, assaulted many times and his home was bombed due to his actions. The FBI kept a massive file on him. What specific incident did the Nobel committee cite in its presentation speech?
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5.  What organization named King its “Man of the Year” for 1963?
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6.  King was assassinated at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn. Years later, a portion of the building was incorporated into what in Memphis?
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7.  From whom did King draw his principles of nonviolent resistance?
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8.  In 1983, Congress made the third Monday in January a national holiday in honor of King, who remains the only African-American to be commemorated in this way. When was the first Martin Luther King Jr. holiday observed?
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9.  King had a number of advisors. Which one of these close advisors, all clergymen like King, went on to be a U.S. Congressman, mayor and United Nations ambassador?
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10.  King spoke in Omaha in June 1958. Where did he speak?
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