Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. For many, it is simply another day to play instead of work! How many really remember what MLK Jr. accomplished? If you took a history quiz today, would you pass? Here’s your chance to do just that! Try this simple True/False quiz with mostly relevant statements. Good luck!
“I submit that an individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law.”
~ Martin Luther King Jr.
1. MLK was 30 years old when he was assassinated.
2. He received his Ph.D. in political science from Boston University.
3. He was a vegetarian.
4. In 1955, the Montgomery bus boycott was initiated by MLK as a starting point for civil disobedience.
5. The Montgomery buses were desegregated in December, 1956, after the United States Supreme Court declared Alabama’s segregation laws unconstitutional.
6. Although a Reverend, from an early age, King resented religious emotionalism and questioned literal interpretations of scripture.
7. He delivered his ‘I Have a Dream’ speech to civil rights marchers at the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama.
8. MLK is famous for advocating nonviolent protest against segregation and racial discrimination.
9. Most African Americans in the 1960’s willingly committed themselves to the use of non-violent techniques to gain equal rights.
10. He publicly spoke out against the Vietnam War in 1967.
You can read his full “I Have A Dream” speech HERE.
Answers: F F T F T T F T F T
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Primary source: http://www.mlkonline.net/bio.html