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GoCertify Pays Tribute to Martin Luther King Jr.

As the United States celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we at GoCertify are taking another holiday detour from our regularly scheduled certification programming.

Martin Luther King Jr. meets with President Lyndon B. Johnson.Today is a holiday in the United States that honors Martin Luther King Jr., the civil rights leader who dedicated his adult years to ending racial inequality. Dr. King focused his work on the racial divide in the United States, but his wise words have universal application. You don’t have to be an American to appreciate the profound wisdom of a statement like, “The time is always right to do what is right.”


Martin Luther King Jr. died April 4, 1968 at the tragically young age of 39, shot by an assassin at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn. The federal holiday that commemorates his life and legacy was created during President Ronald Reagan’s first term in office and formally assigned to the third Monday in January in 1992 under President George H.W. Bush. For the edification of our readers and in honor of Dr. King, GoCertify offers this short quiz:


NOTE: To view last year's quiz, click here.


1) How many children were born to Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King?


2) Which of the following actors has NOT played in Martin Luther King Jr. in a movie or TV program?

A. David Oyelowo

B. James Earl Jones

C. Levar Burton

D. Andre Braugher


3) Where did Martin Luther King Jr. rank in Discovery Channel and AOL's The Greatest American TV program that aired in 2005?


4) What did Martin Luther King Jr. cite as being the three most critical problems facing both the United States and the world in a brief 1967 speech at England's Newcastle University?


5) How many honorary degrees were bestowed on Martin Luther King Jr. by colleges and universities?


6) What happened to the tapes and transcripts generated by the FBI during its five-year surveillance of Martin Luther King Jr.?


7) Where did Martin Luther King Jr. meet Malcolm X?


8) How much did Martin Luther King Jr. propose be paid in reparations for slavery?


9) How many U.S. presidential candidates did Martin Luther King Jr. endorse during his lifetime?


10) True or False: Martin Luther King Jr. was an avid supporter of American Indian rights.


(See answers on next page.)