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January and Black History Month trivia. MLK Trivia Questions 1. In which U.S. state was MLK Jr. born? Reveal Answer Georgia 2. What was Martin Luther King Jr’s first name when he was born? Reveal Answer Michael 3. How old was MLK Jr. when he graduated from Morehouse College with a Bachelor’s degree? Reveal Answer 19 4. What was the name of the protest that Dr. King helped lead, which resulted in city buses becoming desegregated? Reveal Answer Montgomery Bus Boycott 5. At what age did Dr. King become a pastor? Reveal Answer 19 6. Which two grades of school did MLK Jr. skip? Reveal Answer 9th and 12th 7. In which U.S. state did MLK Jr. and Coretta Scott get married? Reveal Answer Alabama 8. How many children did Dr. King have? Reveal Answer 4 9. What is the name of MLK Jr.’s most iconic speech? Reveal Answer I Have a Dream 10. In what year was MLK Jr. named Time magazine’s “Man of the Year” for his work as a civil rights activist? Reveal Answer 1963 11. In what year did Dr. King marry Coretta Scott? Reveal Answer 1953 12. What award did MLK Jr. receive in 1964 for being a peaceful civil rights activist? Reveal Answer Nobel Peace Prize 13. When Dr. King was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, he was the youngest person ever to receive the award. How old was he? Reveal Answer 35 years old 14. MLK Jr. received his Ph. D. from which university? Reveal Answer Boston University 15. How long did the Montgomery Bus Boycott last? Reveal Answer A year Reveal Answer Mahatma Gandhi 17. How many times was Martin arrested in his life? Reveal Answer 29 18. Which U.S. President established Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a holiday? Reveal Answer President Ronald Reagan 19. In what year did MLK Day become a holiday? Reveal Answer 1983 20. MLK Day is celebrated in January because it’s the month of what? Reveal Answer His birthday 21. In what year did MLK Day become a paid holiday in all 50 U.S. states? Reveal Answer 2000 22. Which U.S. state was the last to make MLK Day a holiday? Reveal Answer Utah 23. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his most famous speech, “I Have a Dream,” on the steps of which monument in Washington, D.C.? Reveal Answer The Lincoln Memorial 24. MLK Day is celebrated on which day in January? Reveal Answer The 3rd Monday 25. What is the name of the statue of MLK Jr. in Washington, D.C.? Reveal Answer The Stone of Hope 26. In what year was MLK Day first celebrated as a holiday? Reveal Answer 1986 27. What is the name of the church where MLK Jr. was a pastor? Reveal Answer Dexter Avenue Baptist Church 28. How long is MLK Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech? Reveal Answer 17 minutes 29. How many people attended the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom? Reveal Answer 250,000