MLK Scavenger Hunt
Dr. Martin Luther King
Courtesy of: © Teresa Strong 1999-2008
Last updated 4/24/08
On the third Monday in January, we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday. Scroll down for questions that will help you learn more about Dr. M. L. King. Follow the links in each section to find the answers.
Have fun learning!
1. In the letter section, what does Noel, age 7, think Martin Luther King wanted?
2. Go to the timeline and write down what happened to Martin Luther King in 1935.
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3. Click on this link to hear Dr. King's famous "I Have a Dream" speech. Write down your favorite part of the speech and explain why you picked that part.
4. Dr. Martin Luther King had a wife and four children. What were their names?
5. When was Martin Luther King born?
6. Why is September 17, 1958 important?
7. What was one thing that happened in 1963?
8. Why was Dr. King arrested June 11, 1964?
9. Make up a question of your own.
10. In 1967, Reader's Digest warned that a campaign led by Dr. King would cause an "insurrection." What was the name of this campaign?
11. What does "insurrection" mean?
12. What is Dr. King's definition of greatness? What do you need to be great?
13. What was Dr. King's nickname as a child?
14. Martin Luther King received several hundred awards. Write three of them down.
15. Go to this site and look at the pictures of where Dr. King was born, lived, and worked. What is the address of Dr. King's birth home?
16. Go inside ML's childhood home and have a look around. Read about what Martin's bedroom was like when he was growing up. How was it the same and different than your own bedroom?
17. Martin Luther King was part of a bigger history of Black struggle in the United States. As you look through these pictures by Charles Moore, ask yourself: Have things gotten better for African Americans in this country since the 1960's? What can people do today to help Dr. King's dream come true?
18. What was going on in the United States in the 1960's through the 1980's? How do you think Dr. King's work helped shape what went on during that time? How do you think Dr. King was affected by what was going on while he was alive?
19. King believed that there were six important points about nonviolent resistance. What were these six points?
20. Take this quiz. How many did you get right? Do you know where to find the answers?