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Interactive quiz

Test your knowledge...

  1. What year was Martin Luther King Jr. assassinated?

    a. 1960
    b. 1963
    c. 1968
    d. 1973

  2. Where did Rosa Parks become famous?

    a. At a Woolworth's lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina
    b. At a high school in Little Rock, Arkansas
    c. On a bus in Montgomery, Alabama
    d. On a march in Selma, Alabama

  3. Which president signed the first major civil rights act of this century?

    a. John F. Kennedy
    b. Lyndon B. Johnson
    c. Richard M. Nixon
    d. Ronald Reagan

  4. Which president signed the law creating the Martin Luther King holiday?

    a. John F. Kennedy
    b. Lyndon B. Johnson
    c. Richard M. Nixon
    d. Ronald Reagan

  5. What was the name of King's first book?

    a. Stride Toward Freedom
    b. Dreamer
    c. Why We Can't Wait
    d. We Shall Overcome

  6. Where was the tactic of the sit-in protest first used?

    a. At a Woolworth's lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina
    b. At a high school in Little Rock, Arkansas
    c. On a bus in Birmingham, Alabama
    d. On a march in Selma, Alabama

  7. Where did King deliver his "I Have a Dream" speech?

    a. At Ebenezer Baptist Church
    b. In front of the Atlanta City Hall
    c. At the Lincoln Memorial
    d. At the Nobel Prize ceremony

  8. Who is the protagonist of the novel Charles Johnson is writing?

    a. The driver of a Birmingham bus
    b. Martin Luther King Jr.
    c. A bodyguard in Chicago
    d. A sanitation worker in Memphis

  9. What foreign figure has King been compared to?

    a. Charles de Gaulle
    b. Mohandas Gandhi
    c. Albert Nobel
    d. Nelson Mandela

  10. What year was the Martin Luther King Jr. national holiday first observed?

    a. 1969
    b. 1973
    c. 1980
    d. 1986

  11. What black leader was killed five years before King's assassination?

    a. James Meredith
    b. Malcolm X
    c. Medgar Evers
    d. Stokely Carmichael

  12. Why was King arrested in 1956?

    a. Protesting segregated department store facilities in Birmingham.
    b. Driving too fast
    c. Sitting in at a Woolworth's lunch counter.
    d. Assaulting a police officer.








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