How much do you know about the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.?

The iconic civil rights leader was known for his public speaking and ability to inspire people, but how much do you know about the man himself?

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Martin became King's name only when he turned 5 years old. What was his birth name?

Marcus

Michael

Donald

David

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King's birthday, January 15, is one of only two birthdays of famous Americans observed as a federal holiday -- whose is the other?

Benjamin Franklin's

Thomas Jefferson's

Christopher Columbus's

George Washington's

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What was one of King's first job?





Janitor

Newspaper boy

Soda shop clerk

Secretary

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At what age did King enter college?

13

15

18

20

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How many honorary degrees does King have?







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22

30

18

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In 1964, at the age of 35, King became the youngest winner of what major social award?

Peabody Award

Pulitzer Prize

Nobel Peace Prize

Presidential Medal of Freedom

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Which of these famous quotes by Martin Luther King Jr. inspired the design of the memorial created in his honor in Washington?

“With this faith, we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope.” 


"Free at last, free at last, Thank God almighty we are free at last."

"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character."


"Let freedom ring."

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True or false: King has a Grammy award?



True

False