On Aug. 28, 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. addressed the crowd gathered during the March on Washington, delivering his "I Have a Dream" speech. RNS file photo

Quiz: How well do you know Martin Luther King's 'I Have a Dream' speech?

Wednesday marks the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous "I Have a Dream" speech. Can you spot some of the biblical and historical references in King's speech? Take the quiz to find out.


  1. No correct answer choice is available for question 1.

    A “score” = 20, so “five score years ago” is not a correct answer

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    Robert, whether or not is the correct way to say it, King did start his speech with one of those lines (don’t want to give it away in the comments, though!)

  3. Dr, King’s wisdom was five score years ahead of his time. GOD knew what He was doing when He sent him. Great Quiz, Be Blessed.

  4. Very good and informative quiz with good bible points.

  5. Thank you Sarah – i was 8 at the time and heard of an incredible happening in DC. I was 13 when I engraved his speech in my memory and it has been so helpful so many times. I still and probably always will tear up when I hear it. I only missed out on the nuber of people there…wish I was one of them.

  6. Though I had read it in parts over the years, I read the speech in its entirety for the first time today because my children have a school assignment. What an incredible speech. I am so glad I am re-schooling myself through my children’s assignments!

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