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GoCertify Salutes 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. BlvdToday is a holiday in the United States that honors Martin Luther King Jr., the African-American 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 streets in U.S. cities and towns are named after Martin Luther King Jr.?


2) On what date did Martin Luther King Jr. become an ordained minister?


3) What did Martin Luther King Jr. say at the famous civil rights rally held at Madison Square Garden in New York City on May 24, 1956?


4) How many public events did Martin Luther King Jr. speak at in his lifetime?


5) Where did Martin Luther King Jr. meet his wife?


6) How tall was Martin Luther King Jr.?


7) Who ordered the FBI to begin monitoring King Jr.'s phone calls?


8) How many times was Martin Luther King Jr. arrested and jailed in his lifetime?


9) When was Martin Luther King Jr. awarded the Nobel Peace Prize?


10) What was the site of Martin Luther King Jr.'s final public address?


(See answers on next page.)