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Martin Luther King Jr Quiz

Activities for Seniors | By Debbie Davison
Celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr in aged care with this quiz. 

He was an activist and a minister who pushed for equality for all Americans with speeches and non-violent protests. This federal holiday always falls on the 3rd Monday of January each year. The entire nation pauses in remembrance of a civil rights hero. In your aged care setting, you could have a morning tea, watch some footage of Mr. King on the screen and listen to his famous speech “I have a dream”. Run a quiz about Martin Luther King and play some beautiful gospel music. I am sure many of your residents would be happy to share some memories with everyone about the civil rights movement and about those times in the 50s and 60s.
Which Indian man influenced Martin Luther King with his use of non-violent means?
Gandhi

Who was Martin Luther King married to?
Coretta Scott King

Who assassinated Martin Luther King?
James Earl Ray

In what year did Martin Luther King receive a Nobel Peace Prize?
1964

In 1955 Rosa Parks was jailed for doing what?
Not giving up her seat at the back of the bus

Which song is the most associated with Martin Luther King?
“We Shall Overcome”

In 1981 a single called “Happy Birthday” was written & performed by which singer about Martin Luther Kings birthday, he was also one of the main figures to campaign for a national holiday on MLK birth date?
Stevie Wonder

What speech given by Martin Luther King in august 1963 was considered one of the greatest speeches in the 20th century?

“I Have A Dream”

Where was this great speech given?
Lincoln Memorial Washington

Which Monday in January is the Martin Luther King holiday planned?
The 3rd Monday in January


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Debbie Davison
Debbie is the owner of Memory Lane Therapy and an experienced Activity coordinator for Aged care. Her passion is Music, Arts, Crafts and making people Laugh and Smile.

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