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Trivia Quiz - Martin Luther King: Civil Rights Champion


What do you know about one of the greatest civil rights leaders of all time? Great trivia quiz about the personal life and career of Martin Luther King Jr.!

Quiz Number: 2136
Date Submitted: February 13, 2008
Quiz Categories: American History, American Culture
Quiz Type: Personality Quiz
Author: bill
Average Score: 59.2 percent
Times Taken: 329 times
Taken by Registered Users: 15
Quiz is about: Martin Luther King Jr.

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1. Martin Luther King Jr. was born in 1929 in what city?
  A.   Atlanta, GA
  B.   Birmingham, AL
  C.   Selma, AL
  D.   Savannah, GA

2. In 1948, King earned a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in sociology from what school?
  A.   Grambling State University
  B.   Hampton University
  C.   Morehouse College
  D.   Selma University

3. King led the 1955-56 Montgomery Bus Boycott in which blacks refused to ride on public transportation until they no longer had to give up their seats to whites. The 1955 arrest of whom prompted the boycott?
  A.   Jesse Jackson
  B.   Jackie Robinson
  C.   Jo Ann Robinson
  D.   Rosa Parks

4. In 1967, MLK Jr. founded an organization created to harness the moral authority and organizing power of black churches to conduct non-violent protests in the service of civil rights reform. What was the name of the group?
  A.   Southern Christians for Reform
  B.   Southern Christian Leadership Conference
  C.   Baptist Civil Rights Coalition
  D.   Black Christians Rights Alliance

5. In 1964, Martin Luther King Jr. became the youngest person to receive what honor?
  A.   Gandhi Peace Prize
  B.   Presidential Medal of Freedom
  C.   Nobel Peace Prize
  D.   Congressional Gold Medal

6. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his "I Have a Dream" speech in what city?
  A.   Birmingham. AL
  B.   Selma, AL
  C.   New York, NY
  D.   Washington, DC

7. This civil rights leader was a college classmate and friend of Martin Luther King's father and a great influence on MLK Jr.:
  A.   Howard Thurman
  B.   Mahalia Jackson
  C.   Thurgood Marshall
  D.   Anne Braden

8. In 1977, Martin Luther King was posthumously awarded with what honor by President Jimmy Carter?
  A.   Presidential Citizens Medal
  B.   Presidential Medal of Freedom
  C.   Presidential Medal for Merit
  D.   Congressional Silver Medal

9. In the 1980s, a formal inquiry by Boston University officials concluded that a certain percentage of Dr. King's doctoral dissertation had been plagiarized. What percentage?
  A.   3/4
  B.   1/2
  C.   1/4
  D.   1/3

10. When is Martin Luther King Day in the United States?
  A.   the first Monday of January each year
  B.   the second Monday of January each year
  C.   the third Monday of January each year
  D.   the fourth Monday of January each year


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