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Martin Luther King, Jr. (Grade 8)

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Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr.’s first major leadership role during the Civil Rights Movement came during which event?
  1. March on Washington
  2. Montgomery Bus Boycott
  3. Watergate
  4. Selma to Montgomery March
What was the name of the civil rights organization Martin Luther King, Jr. helped found in 1957?
  1. Southern Christian Leadership Conference
  2. Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee
  3. National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
  4. Coordinating Council for Community Organizations
After an arrest in 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote a defense of the use of nonviolent resistance to combat unjust laws in what famous text?
  1. Things Fall Apart
  2. The Sun Also Rises
  3. I Have a Dream
  4. Letter from Birmingham Jail
Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech was given on the steps of the Washington Monument during what 1963 event?
  1. Spring Mobilization Conference
  2. March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom
  3. "Bloody Sunday"
  4. Poor People's Campaign
Why did Martin Luther King, Jr. insist on using nonviolent civil disobedience?

What award did Martin Luther King, Jr. receive in 1964 in recognition of his fight against racism?
  1. Presidential Medal of Freedom
  2. Congressional Medal of Honor
  3. Nobel Peace Prize
  4. Legion of Honor
Only one of the Selma to Montgomery Marches made it to Montgomery.
  1. True
  2. False
In addition to fighting for civil rights at home, Martin Luther King, Jr. also strongly opposed the war in Vietnam. What were his reasons?

                                                                                           was the main reason for the Chicago Freedom Movement.
What is another name for the Civil Rights Act of 1968 which was passed just days after Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated?
  1. Voting Rights Act
  2. Equal Pay Act
  3. Equal Opportunity Act
  4. Fair Housing Act

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