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People of Peace: Martin Luther King, Jr. (Grade 9)

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People of Peace: Martin Luther King, Jr.

Instructions: Answer the questions about Martin Luther King, Jr. Although his life was cut short by an assassin's bullet, King left a profound legacy in the struggle for civil rights in America. Among his accomplishments was being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964.

1. 
Where was Martin Luther King, Jr. born?
  1. Jackson, Mississippi
  2. El Paso, Texas
  3. Atlanta, Georgia
  4. New Orleans, Louisiana
2. 
Martin Luther King, Jr. started at Morehead College at age                , then went on to Crozer Seminary near Philadelphia.
  1. 14
  2. 15
  3. 17
  4. 18
3. 
Like his father and grandfather before him, Martin Luther King, Jr.'s profession was
  1. an attorney
  2. a minister
  3. a farm hand
  4. a boxer
4. 
Martin Luther King, Jr. studied the non-violent resistance methods of                  before adopting them in the civil rights struggle.
  1. Gandhi
  2. Jesus
  3. George Fox
  4. Bertrand Russell
5. 
Why did Martin Luther King, Jr. preach non-violence?
  1. He was afraid of being arrested and going to jail.
  2. He didn't want to hurt anyone else.
  3. He only acted violently when the situation called for violence.
  4. He believed violence would only hurt the situation, not help it.
6. 
What is the name of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s most famous speech?
  1. "Be the change you want to see"
  2. "I have a dream"
  3. "I want things to change"
  4. "I want ice cream"
7. 
What was Martin Luther King, Jr.'s dream?



8. 
Why was Martin Luther King, Jr. willing to go to jail?
  1. to keep others from going to jail
  2. to protest the unjust nature of the laws
  3. to accept punishment for a just crime
  4. to receive fair treatment under the law
9. 
How did Martin Luther King, Jr. justify breaking the law?



10. 
Martin Luther King, Jr. said people's face-to-face experience with                    drives people to action.
  1. God
  2. the law
  3. racism
  4. friends and family
11. 
Martin Luther King, Jr. was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in                 when he was just 35 years old.
  1. 1954
  2. 1960
  3. 1964
  4. 1967
12. 
On what date was Martin Luther King, Jr. assassinated?
  1. April 15, 1964
  2. January 9, 1966
  3. April 4, 1968
  4. April 16, 1969

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