Martin Luther King Jr. Quiz

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0 Where was Martin Luther King Jr. born?
a. Atlanta, Georgia
b. Birmingham, Alabama
c. Marietta, Georgia
d. Mobile, Alabama
1 What was King's father's profession?
a. doctor
b. fireman
c. pastor
d. professor
2 What historic campaign did King lead in Montgomery, Alabama?
a. a march to Washington, D.C., for civil rights
b. a sit-in at city diners
c. a boycott of the city buses
d. a demonstration outside a county jail
3 What did the Supreme Court declare to be unconstitutional in 1956?
a. segregation of schools
b. inequality based on race
c. jail terms for civil-rights demonstrators
d. segregation of buses
4 What was the goal of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference?
a. inspiring white clergy to support civil rights
b. equality for black people
c. voting rights for all Americans
d. training effective leaders for the black community
5 Whose teachings inspired King's philosophy of nonviolence?
a. Indian spiritual and political leader Mohandas Gandhi
b. American philosopher Henry David Thoreau
c. German journalist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Carl von Ossietzky
d. American scientist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Linus Pauling
6 King was awarded __________ in 1964.
a. a Bronze Star
b. the Nobel Peace Prize
c. the Pulitzer Prize
d. a Medal of Honor
7 Why did King travel to Memphis, Tennessee, in 1968?
a. to receive an honorary degree
b. to participate in a conference of civil rights leaders
c. to visit his wife and children
d. to fight for better wages for sanitation workers
8 How did King die?
a. he was shot by an assassin
b. he had a heart attack
c. he was killed in a plane crash
d. he was killed in the Vietnam War
9 When is Martin Luther King Jr. Day?
a. January 15
b. February 15
c. the third Monday of January
d. the third Tuesday of February