Martin Luther King Jr Quizzes & Trivia

Few men have made such a positive impact on society that they've had a national holiday named after them, but one man that has is Dr Martin Luther King, Jr. We all know that he had a dream, and although he sadly didn't live to see it, that dream came true. Dr King has attained legendary status, but what do you know about the facts of his life?

Do you know in what year he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, or in what year Martin Luther King, Jr. day was declared a federal holiday? What was the name of the occupation of Washington D.C. he was planning? Martin Luther King, Jr. has touched all of our lives. Show how much you really know about him by taking our quizzes. 
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 Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American clergyman, activist, and prominent leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement and an iconic figure in the advancement of...

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    What was King’s legal first name, as incorrectly recorded on his birth certificate?

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    In what year did Martin Luther King Jr. win the Nobel Peace Prize?

In the 1950s and 1960s, there was a major campaign set forward by the black community in the United States of America to gain equal rights for black people, given that slavery had been abolished in the Civil War and black people...

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    In its landmark Brown vs. Board of Education decision, the Supreme Court declared it unconstitutional to:

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    What year was Martin Luther King Jr. assassinated?

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    When was Martin Luther KIng born?


Martin Luther King Jr Questions & Answers

Who was James Earl Ray?
James Earl Ray is best known as being the murderer of Martin Luther King Jr. He assassinated him in 1968 while King was visiting Memphis. As King was standing on the balcony at his motel on the second floor, Ray shot and killed King. Everyone mourned
Why were there controversies behind Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination?
Like many high-profile cases like King and John F. Kennedy Jr., there are many who believe in conspiracy theories about the murders. Most of the theories revolve around the belief that there were other people behind the murder. It is sometimes believ
Why did Martin Luther King Jr lose allies after the 'Beyond Vietnam' speech?
After giving his Beyond Vietnam speech, Martin Luther King Jr. lost some of his allies who had once been strong supporters of his cause. Not everyone who supported equality was opposed to the Vietnam War. However, Martin Luther King Jr. supported equ
Who was the most trusted friend of Martin Luther King Jr?
Oddly enough Martin Luther King Jr.’s most trusted friend may have been a man who was not directly associated with the Civil Rights Movement. This person was his doctor. Dr. Emil Naclerio was a surgeon who helped to save King’s life about
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