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Martin Luther King Jr.: Fact or Opinion?

DIRECTIONS: Read each statement below. Decide whether each statement tells a fact or an opinion about Martin Luther King Jr. Write F on the line before each statement that tells a fact. Write O on the line before each statement that tells an opinion.

  1. ________ Martin Luther King Jr. was born on January 15, 1929.

  2. ________ King became a preacher because his father and grandfather were preachers.

  3. ________ King was one of the smartest students in his class at Boston University.

  4. ________ In 1959, King traveled to India to meet followers of Mohandas Gandhi.

  5. ________ King believed Gandhi's ideas could help black people in the United States.

  6. ________ The Montgomery bus boycott was the most important event in King's life.

  7. ________ King's "I Have a Dream" speech was the best speech he ever gave.

  8. ________ Martin Luther King Jr. received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964.

  9. ________ James Earl Ray should have been sentenced to die for killing King.

  10. ________ Nobody had more impact on the civil rights movement than King did.

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