Martin Luther King Quizzes & Trivia

Get ready to take our trivia quiz on one of the most influential men in American history, Martin Luther King Jnr! How well do you know this famous third African American to claim a Nobel Prize? Do you know how this man came to have his own federal holiday? Martin Luther King Jr. is, no-doubt, an incredibly important person in the history of fighting racial inequality nonviolently. He is the man to have spoken the world-famous speech “I have a dream” held in Washington to campaign for civil and financial human rights.

Now is the time to make justice a reality and remind yourself what you’ve missed about this still relevant person. Take our quizzes to find out what Martin Luther King’s greatest achievements were and what kind of conspiracies surround his death. Enjoy!

Martin Luther King Jr. was one of the most prominent political activists of all time. His unprecedented stand during the Civil Rights Movement and his non-violent methods during a very chaotic period of internal strife in...

Questions: 10  |  Attempts: 129   |  Last updated: Jan 10, 2020
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    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?  

 Martin Luther King, Jr. - his speech -  the history of the time surrounding his speech - and the literary terms we discussed and identified within the speech.

Questions: 25  |  Attempts: 125   |  Last updated: Dec 12, 2019
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    In what year, did Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) give this speech?

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Questions: 34  |  Attempts: 89   |  Last updated: Sep 28, 2017
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    When did Martin Luther King give his "I have a Dream" speech?

Quiz over Chapter 1 of Bainton's biography of Martin Luther.

Questions: 11  |  Attempts: 34   |  Last updated: Jul 30, 2011
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    To whom did Luther, the young university student, cry out when he became terrified in a severe thunderstorm?

Quiz over Chapter 2 of Bainton's biography of Martin Luther.

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    Monks usually slept for eight hours a night but their days started early. What time did they usually get up?

Martin Luther King Questions & Answers


What specific incident did the Nobel committee cite in its presentation speech? King received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 for leading nonviolent protest campaigns against discrimination. He was...
Bus boycott in Montgomery, Ala.The boycott began Dec. 2, 1955, in Montgomery after Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white person the day before. The boycott lasted 381 days. Negroes and whites finally rode the buses as equals after the Dec
What did The Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn become after the assassination of King?
National Civil Rights MuseumKing and his entourage were staying in room 706 of the Lorraine Motel. According to Jesse Jackson, who was present, Kings last words on the balcony prior to his assassination were spoken to musician Ben Branch, who was sch
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?
Andrew YoungAndrew Young was the first African-American that Georgia elected to Congress since Reconstruction. He represented the states 5th District. He later also served as mayor of Atlanta and a U.N. ambassador.
Where did Martin Luther King Jr. deliver his famous “I Have a Dream” speech?
Lincoln Monument in Washington, D.C.On Aug. 28, 1963, the largest protest demonstration in U.S. history was held at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. About 250,000 blacks and whites gathered to lobby for congressional passage of sweeping civil
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