How Much Do You Know About Martin Luther King?

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How Much Do You Know About Martin Luther King?

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

      Black nationalism

    • B. 

      Civil disobedience

    • C. 

      Socialism

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

      The March on Washington

    • B. 

      Brown v. Board of Education

    • C. 

      The Montgomery Bus Boycott

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

      The Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC)

    • B. 

      Student Non-Violent Coordinating Society (SNCC)

    • C. 

      The Nation of Islam

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

      Political science

    • B. 

      Theology

    • C. 

      History

  • 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?
    • A. 

      Why We Can't Wait

    • B. 

      Where Do We Go From Here? Chaos or Community

    • C. 

      Letter From Birmingham City Jail

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

      The Nobel Prize in Literature

    • B. 

      The Nobel Peace Prize

    • C. 

      The Pulitzer Prize

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

      "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."

    • B. 

      "You're either part of the solution or part of the problem."

    • C. 

      "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?
    • A. 

      During the March on Washington

    • B. 

      When he accepted the Nobel Peace Prize

    • C. 

      During the Birmingham Bus Boycott

  • 9. 
    Who assassinated Martin Luther King?
    • A. 

      James Earl Ray

    • B. 

      Sirhan Sirhan

    • C. 

      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?
    • A. 

      Memphis

    • B. 

      Detroit

    • C. 

      Atlanta

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