Learning from The Greatest: Muhammad Ali and Athlete Activism Quiz

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  1. Based on the context of the article, what is a possible meaning of the word ‘prominence’ as it is used in the first paragraph? What clues about Ali helped to form that definition? [1]
  2. Based on the article, why was Ali such an important figure in American history? Explain your answer using at least three pieces of textual evidence. [1]
  3. What factors might prevent other athletes from becoming as politically active as Ali was? [1]
  4. Why was Muhammad Ali such a significant figure? Which modern-day athlete comes closest to Ali’s impact off the field? Why? [1]
  5. Will another athlete ever have a life similar to Ali’s? Why or why not? [1]
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