Martin Luther King Day History Quiz

American Renaissance, January 21, 2013

Due to persistent anti-black bias, many Americans do not know enough about Martin Luther King. Try this quiz and test your knowledge.

1) Name the judge who has sealed King’s FBI surveillance file until the year 2027.

2) According to whose 1989 biography of King did he spend his last night on earth in an adulterous liaison?

3) According to whose 1989 biography of King did he spend his last morning on earth physically beating a woman?

4) Who was the U.S. Attorney General who ordered the FBI to wiretap King?

5) Who was the Assistant Director of the FBI who wrote a letter to Sen. John P. East (R-NC) describing King’s “orgiastic and adulterous escapades, some of which indicated that King could be bestial in his sexual abuse of women.”

6) Who called King a “hypocrite preacher”?

7) What U.S. newspaper reported that King had plagiarized his doctoral thesis at Boston University.

8) Whom did King plagiarize in more than 50 complete sentences in his doctoral thesis?

9) Who was the Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities who purposely suppressed knowledge of King’s plagiarism of his doctoral thesis?

10) What was Martin Luther King’s real name?

11) In his first public sermon at the Ebenezer Baptist Church in 1947 whom did King plagiarize?

12) Name the man who served as King’s personal secretary from 1955 to 1960, had joined the Young Communists League at New York City College in 1936, went to prison for draft evasion in 1944, and in 1953 was sentenced to 60 days in jail in California “lewd vagrancy and homosexual perversion.”

13) Who said that King “privately described himself as a Marxist.”

14) Who edited King’s book Stride Toward Freedom?

15) Who made the following speech?

That’s exactly what we mean—
from every mountain side,
let freedom ring.
Not only from the Green Mountains
and White Mountains of Vermont
and New Hampshire;
not only from the Catskills
of New York;
but from the Ozarks
in Arkansas,
from Stone Mountain
in Georgia,
from the Blue Ridge Mountains
of Virginia—
let it ring not only for the minorities of the United States,
but for the disinherited of all the earth—may the Republican party, under God,
from every mountainside,
LET FREEDOM RING!

16) What student of the Gospel wrote the following concerning the physical resurrection of Christ from the dead? “From a literary, historical, and philosophical point of view this doctrine raises many questions. In fact the external evidence for the authenticity of this doctrine is found wanting.”

17) What student of the Gospel wrote the following concerning the virgin birth of Christ? “[I]t seems downright improbable and even impossible for anyone to be born without a human father…. First we must admit that the evidence for the tenability of this doctrine is to [sic] shallow to convince any objective thinker.”

 

18) What student of the Gospel wrote the following concerning the reliability of the Old Testament: “If we accept the Old Testament as being ‘true’ we will find it full of errors, contradictions, and obvious impossibilities–as that the Pentateuch was written by Moses.”

19) What civil rights historian pointed out that King probably got preferential treatment at white schools as opposed to historically black schools?

20) Have these issues troubled the main stream King worshipers?

 

ANSWERS

1) The Honorable John Lewis Smith, Jr.

2) Reverend Ralph Abernathy. And the Walls Came Tumbling Down

3) Reverend Ralph Abernathy. And the Walls Came Tumbling Down

4) Robert F. Kennedy.  See David Garrow’s biography of King, Bearing the Cross

5) Charles D. Brennan

6) President Lyndon B. Johnson

7) The Wall Street Journal.  In 1991, the Journal of American History reported that “plagiarism was a general pattern evident in nearly all of his academic writings.”

8) Dr. Jack Boozer

9) Lynne Cheney, wife of former Vice President Richard Cheney

10) Michael King, Jr. In 1935 his father, Michael King, declared to his congregation that he would henceforth be known as Martin Luther King and that his son would be known as Martin Luther King, Jr.

11) Harry Emerson Fosdick

12) Bayard Rustin

13) His biographer, David J. Garrow

14) Stanley Levison, a communist

15) Archibald Carey, Jr., at the 1952 Republican National Convention.  Carey and King knew each other.

16) Written by Martin Luther King, Jr., while studying at Crozer Theological Seminary, Chester, Pennsylvania.

17) Written by Martin Luther King, Jr., while studying at Crozer Theological Seminary.

18) Written by Martin Luther King, Jr., while studying at Crozer Theological Seminary.

19) Ralph Luker pointed out that King averaged a C+ at historically black Morehouse College. At Crozer Theological Seminary he averaged an A-.

20) What do you think? Why?
Scoring:

0 questions correct means you are a model citizen.

1 – 5 questions correct means you could be dangerous.
6 – 10 questions correct means you need electro-convulsive therapy.
11 – 15 questions correct means you are a hater.
16 or more questions correct means you are a terrorist. Turn yourself in now for re-education and your life may be spared.

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