Thursday, January 24, 2013

Today's Trivia Question

The theme for the week is Martin Luther King, Jr.

What later graduate of Morehouse College set the world record in the 400-meter hurdles race at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal and then, after losing just one race in 1977, did not lose another race for an incredible nine years, nine months, and nine days, along the way winning three World Cup titles, two World Championships, and a second gold medal at the 1984 Summer Olypmics in Los Angeles?

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Edwin Moses

Wednesday's Question
In 1949, Martin Luther King, Jr. earned an undergraduate degree from Morehouse College. What film star, whose roles include Jules Winnfield, Mace Windu, and Frozone, is also a graduate of Morehouse College, and was involved in the Civil Rights Movement in the 60s, including acting as an usher at Martin Luther King, Jr.'s funeral?

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Samuel L. Jackson

Tuesday's Question
In 1939, as a young man growing up in Atlanta, Georgia, Martin Luther King, Jr. was a member of the church choir that sang at the premiere of the movie Gone with the Wind. What African American actress, barred from the premiere of the film due to Georgia's segregationist laws, became the first black actor to win an Academy Award for her portrayal of Scarlett O'Hara's slave Mammy in Gone With the Wind?

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Hattie McDaniel

Monday's Question
Martin Luther King, Jr. was originally named Michael King, Jr., after his father, Michael King, Sr., until the family visited Germany in 1934. There, King's father decided to change both their names to honor the German Protestant Martin Luther, who famously, though perhaps apocryphally, began the Protestant Reformation by tacking a list of how many protests, or theses, to the door of a Wittenberg church in 1517?

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95 (Known today as “The Ninety-Five Theses”)

Come back tomorrow for a new trivia question!