How much do you know about the man behind the holiday? Take this quick quiz and see. The answers are at the bottom of the page.


1. What year was Martin Luther King Jr. Day first celebrated?

A 1968

B 1978

C 1986

D 1988


2. What college did MLK get his undergraduate degree from?

A Berry College

B Morehouse College

C Tuskegee University

D Crozer Theological Seminary


3. What happened to MLK in 1958 while he was out promoting his book “Strive Towards Freedom”?

A He was shot at

B He was beaten

C He was arrested

D He was stabbed


4. He earned his PHD in what field?

A Systematic theology

B Biblical studies

C Physics

D Linguistics


5. What award did he win in 1964?

A Nobel Peace Prize

B Medal of Honor

C Publisher’s Clearinghouse Sweepstakes

D Honorary Doctorate from Yale


6. What year did he win Time magazine’s “Man of the Year” award?

A 1963

B 1955

C 1960

D 1966


7. What TV show was he a big fan of?

A Hee Haw

B Andy Griffith Show

C Star Trek

D Hollywood Squares


8. How old was he when he died?

A 40

B 39

C 38

D 37


9. One of his biggest heroes was

A Babe Ruth

B Abraham Lincoln

C Mahatma Ghandi

D George Washington Carver


10. What would he refuse to eat

A Meat

B Carrots

C Bread

D Asparagus

Answer Key

1. A

2. B

3. D

4. A

5. A

6. A

7. C

8. B

9. C

10. A