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Martin Luther King Jr. Quiz

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Much of King's influence and experience in rhetoric came from his work in what professional position?
Baptist minister
Mayor of Selma, Alabama
News anchor
Folk musician

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King's non-violent way of protesting came to be thanks to inspiration from what other civil activist?
Nelson Mandela
Mahatma Gandhi
Malcolm X
John Brown

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In 1955, King and his contemporaries organized a boycott of the bus system in what city for its segregated seating?
Jackson, Mississippi
Memphis, Tennessee
Birmingham, Alabama
Montgomery, Alabama

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King started the Montgomery Bus Boycott after the arrest of what woman for refusing to comply with segregation laws?
Zora Neale Hurston
Rosa Parks
Antoinette Douglas
Coretta Scott King

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What organization for equality did King help found and then lead as its President from its founding to his death?
The Southern Christian Leadership Conference
The Congress of Racial Equality
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
The African-American College of Universal Brotherhood

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In 1964, to protest racial discrimination, King and his fellows organized a march from what Alabama city to Montgomery?
Selma
Birmingham
Springfield
Waltonville

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What is the name of Martin Luther King Jr.'s wife who was another prominent activist for racial equality even after his passing?
Eloise Naomi King
Vivienne Ruth King
Angeline Birch King
Coretta Scott King

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In what year did the famous March on Washington demonstration occur in which King delivered his iconic speech "I Have a Dream"?
1961
1963
1965
1967

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King delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech on the steps of what Washington D.C. landmark?
Congress
The Jefferson Memorial
The Washington Monument
The Lincoln Memorial

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In what year did King win the Nobel Peace Prize for his activism?
1964
1966
1968
1970

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What cause did King adopt for his advocacy following the passage of The Civil Rights Amendments?
Feminism
Equality for Americans with Disabilities
The Poor People's Campaign
The Global Anti-Slavery Initiative

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What is the name of the assassin who took the life of Martin Luther King Jr.?
John Wilkes Booth
James Earl Ray
Lee Harvey Oswald
Jack Ruby

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In honor of King's legacy, Martin Luther King Jr. day falls on what day annually?
The First Thursday of April
The First Wednesday of March
The Second Tuesday of February
The Third Monday of January

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