The Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.


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What city was MLK visiting in April of 1968?

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1. What group was MLK helping with a strike at the time of his assassination?

2. Which politician spoke about his brother's assassination the night that King was murdered?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The purpose of this quiz and worksheet is to help you identify important details surrounding the death of Martin Luther King Jr. You will be tasked with demonstrating your recollection of topics like the city King was visiting when he was killed, the group he was helping, and the man who killed him.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The primary purpose of this quiz/worksheet is to ask you about:

  • The city King was visiting in April, 1968
  • Which group of people King was helping when he died
  • The politician who brought up his brother's assassination
  • How people thought King would feel about riots after his death
  • Facts about James Earl Ray

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the death of King
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding James Earl Ray
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about when and where the death of King occurred

Additional Learning

Watch our associated video lesson, The Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., to get more information about the assassination of King. This lesson will go over topics like:

  • King's impact
  • The aftermath of King's assassination
  • Black Nationalism
  • Conspiracy behind King's death