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   Join the puzzle fun by trying our exciting all new "cultural edutainment" quiz spotlighting people and
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  1. What is the name of the historically Black college that Martin Luther King Jr. attended?

    a. Spelman College                     c. Howard University
    b. Morehouse College                d. Fisk University



  2. Did you know that Martin Luther King Jr. also enjoyed playing sports? What sport did Dr. King
    play in college?

    a. Football                                  c. Basketball
    b. Soccer                                    d. He ran track



  3. Can you name the famous Hollywood actor who also went to the same college as Dr. King
    and who was an usher at Dr. King's funeral?

    a. Morgan Freeman                    c. Denzel Washington
    b. Don Cheadle                          d. Samuel Jackson  



  4. Many people are unaware that Martin Luther King Jr. also believed in and supported the idea
    of reparations--that descendants of enslaved Blacks should be compensated for the historical
    mistreatment they received during slavery and afterwards. How much money did Dr. King
    propose that the U.S. government pay out as compensation over a period of ten years?

    a. $30 million dollars                  c. $10 billion dollars
    b. $200 million dollars                 d. $50 billion dollars



  5. On April 4, 1967, exactly one year before his assassination, Dr. King made a speech in which he
    expressed his opposition to the Vietnam war and referred to the United States as "the greatest
    purveyor of violence in the world today". What is the name of the landmark Harlem church where
    Dr. King gave his renowned "Beyond Vietnam" speech?

    a. Riverside Church                    c. Abyssinian Baptist Church
    b. Mother AME Zion Church     d. Canaan Baptist Church

      

  6. How old was Martin Luther King Jr. when he helped to organize the Montgomery, Alabama bus
    boycott which effectively brought the Montgomery bus system to a standstill for an entire year?

    a. 20 years old                           c. 28 years old
    b. 26 years old                           d. 31 years old



  7. Speaking of age, what is the name of the 15 year old girl who refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama bus to a white passenger, a full nine months before Rosa Parks engaged in a similar act of civil defiance in the same city?

    a. Irene Morgan                         c. Sarah Louise Keys
    b. Lizzie Jennings                        d. Claudette Colvin



  8. Like Roger Toussaint who led the 2005 New York Transit Workers Strike, Martin Luther King Jr.
    also supported the right of workers to higher wages and better treatment. What workers strike
    did Dr. King go to Memphis, Tennessee to support in 1968
    ?

    a. Postal workers strike              c. Sanitation workers strike
    b. Housing workers strike            d. Dock workers strike



  9. In 1965, psychologist Kenneth Clark, known for the famous "doll experiment" in which Black
    children were asked to choose between a white doll and a black doll, arranged a meeting between
    Martin Luther King Jr., James Baldwin and another famous Black leader who was killed two
    days before the meeting was scheduled to take place. What was the name of this famous leader?

    a. James Meredith                      c. Medgar Evers
    b. Malcolm X                             d. Paul Robeson



  10. According to many of his close friends and associates, Martin Luther King Jr. was not only a
    dynamic and charismatic leader, but he also had a talent for the following:

    a. Cooking                                 c. Dancing
    b. Shooting pool                         d. Telling jokes



             


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