Martin Luther King Jr.: Biography, Facts & Quotes


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Martin Luther King Jr.'s original name was:

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1. MLK was a social activist and a _____.

2. What did the Civil Rights Act of 1964 accomplish?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Martin Luther King Jr. is the face of civil rights in the United States, and one of the most important figures of the 20th Century. You can test yourself on Martin Luther King's life with this online quiz. The questions will test you on points found in the lesson, such as King's achievements and his connection to other famous figures.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • King's original name
  • King's occupation
  • The Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • Notable speeches of King's
  • King's connection to Rosa Parks

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained from the lesson on Martin Luther King Jr. to answer questions on his life and achievements
  • Reading comprehension - test your comprehension of King's biography, including laws he helped pass and relationships to other important figures
  • Knowledge application - apply the information found in the attached lesson on Martin Luther King's biography to answer the quiz questions on his life

Additional Learning

To learn more about Martin Luther King Jr., review the corresponding lesson called Martin Luther King Jr.: Biography, Facts & Quotes. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • King's education
  • Nonviolent reform
  • The March on Washington
  • The Letter from Birmingham Jail
  • Time Magazine 'Man of the Year' and the Nobel Peace Prize