Quiz: Martin Luther King Trivia Facts!

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  • 1. 
    When did Martin Luther King give his "I Have a Dream" speech?
    • A. 

      1929

    • B. 

      1955

    • C. 

      1963

    • D. 

      1978

  • 2. 
    When was Martin Luther King, Jr. born?
    • A. 

      1929

    • B. 

      1934

    • C. 

      1955

    • D. 

      1963

  • 3. 
    Martin Luther King's name was "Michael" when he was born.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    What did King love when he was in school?
    • A. 

      Sports

    • B. 

      Language

    • C. 

      Reading books

    • D. 

      A, b, and c

  • 5. 
    How old was King when he started studying at Morehouse College?
    • A. 

      13

    • B. 

      15

    • C. 

      18

    • D. 

      21

  • 6. 
    King became angry when a white student pointed a gun at him and shouted.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    What did Daddy King give Martin when he went away to college?
    • A. 

      A gun

    • B. 

      Books

    • C. 

      A used car

    • D. 

      A suit

  • 8. 
    When did slavery end in the United States?
    • A. 

      1620

    • B. 

      1865

    • C. 

      1807

    • D. 

      1965

  • 9. 
    Jim Crow laws made it so black people and white people were equal and could live in the same part of town.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    What did King become the president of in December 1955?
    • A. 

      NAACP

    • B. 

      Black Soldiers Organization

    • C. 

      AARP

    • D. 

      MIA

  • 11. 
    Where was Coretta Scott from?
    • A. 

      Alabama

    • B. 

      Georgia

    • C. 

      Mississippi

    • D. 

      Michigan

  • 12. 
    When was King's daughter Yolanda born?
    • A. 

      June 18, 1953

    • B. 

      November 2, 1955

    • C. 

      November 17, 1955

    • D. 

      March 28, 1963

  • 13. 
    Who was arrested for not giving a seat on a bus to a white passenger?
    • A. 

      Martin Luther King, Jr.

    • B. 

      Rosa Parks

    • C. 

      E.D. Nixon

    • D. 

      Coretta Scott

  • 14. 
    Why were the white politicians and bus companies angry about the bus boycott?
    • A. 

      Too many black people were riding the bus.

    • B. 

      White people had to stand on the bus.

    • C. 

      The buses were too old.

    • D. 

      They were losing money.

  • 15. 
    When did the US government pass a new law that made segregation on buses in all states illegal?
    • A. 

      February 1956

    • B. 

      April 1956

    • C. 

      November 1956

    • D. 

      December 1956

  • 16. 
    Who did King and Abernathy talk to when they went to Washington?
    • A. 

      Richard Nixon

    • B. 

      President Eisenhower

    • C. 

      John F. Kennedy

    • D. 

      Bayard Rustin

  • 17. 
    Many of King's ideas about protest marches came from Henry David Thoreau and Mahatma Gandhi.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    The Montgomery boycott made King famous.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    King's photo was on the cover of "Time Magazine" on September 4, 1958.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    Who almost killed King when he was signing his first book?
    • A. 

      Two policemen

    • B. 

      A black woman

    • C. 

      A black man

    • D. 

      A white man

  • 21. 
    Who offered to help get King out of prison in October of 1960?
    • A. 

      Judge Mitchell

    • B. 

      President Eisenhower

    • C. 

      John F. Kennedy

    • D. 

      Richard Nixon

  • 22. 
    Who became the 35th US president in November 1960?
    • A. 

      Richard Nixon

    • B. 

      Martin Luther King, Jr.

    • C. 

      Bayard Rustin

    • D. 

      John F. Kennedy

  • 23. 
    Who attacked a Freedom Rider bus on May 15, 1961?
    • A. 

      NAACP

    • B. 

      KKK

    • C. 

      MIA

    • D. 

      SCLC

  • 24. 
    Did the white students sit next to James Meredith when he went to classes?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 25. 
    What was the country's most segregated city?
    • A. 

      Birmingham

    • B. 

      Atlanta

    • C. 

      Little Rock

    • D. 

      New York

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