Martin Luther King Day Reading Comprehension

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Martin Luther King Wins the Nobel Prize for Peace

As reported in the New York Times, October 15, 1964:

Oslo, Norway, Oct. 14 -- The Nobel Peace prize for 1964 was awarded today to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The 35-year-old civil rights leader is the youngest winner of the prize that Dr. Alfred Nobel instituted since the first was awarded in 1901.

The prize honors acts "for the furtherance of brotherhood among men and to the abolishment or reduction of standing armies and for the extension of these purposes."

The Norwegian state radio changed its program schedule tonight to broadcast a 30-minute program in honor of Dr. King. In a broadcast from Atlanta, Ga., Dr. King said that he was deeply moved by the honor.

Dr. King said that "every penny" of the prize money, which amounts to about $54,000, would be given to the civil rights movement.

"I am glad people of other nations are concerned with our problems here," he said. He added that he regarded the prize as a sign that world public opinion was on the side of those struggling for freedom and dignity.

The award to Dr. King will be made in Oslo Dec. 10.

In which newspaper is this article?
The Atlanta Journal
The New York Times
USA Today
The New York Times How much did a copy of the New York Times cost in 1964?
10¢
64¢
$1
10¢ In which year did MLK win the Nobel Peace Prize?
1901
1964
1968
1964 Where was MLK when he heard of the award?
Atlanta
Oslo
Washington
Atlanta When was the first Nobel Prize for Peace awarded?
1901
1964
1950
1901 How old was Martin Luther King when he won the Nobel Peace Prize?
30
35
39
35 How much money was the prize?
$54,000
$100,000
$500,000
$54,000 When was the official awards ceremony?
October 14, 1964
October 15, 1964
December 10, 1964
December 10, 1964 Where was the official awards ceremony?
New York, New York
Oslo, Norway
Stockholm, Sweden
Oslo, Norway What was MLK going to do with the prize money?
share it with his family
donate it to the Baptist Church
donate it to the civil rights movement
donate it to the civil rights movement

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