Arts: BHM Trivia Bowl


9th grade Black History Flashcards on Arts: BHM Trivia Bowl , created by Lorna Suarez on 02/09/2018.
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Along the Gulf Coast of Louisiana, what type of music is played with the accordion? Zydeco
Who wrote "Their Eyes Were Watching God" ? Zora Neale Hurston
Which one of composer/pianist Anthony Davis' operas premiered in Philadelphia in 1985 and was performed by the New York City Opera in 1986? X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X
Since 1987, who has held the position of director of jazz at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City? Wynton Marsalis
Of what profession were Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, and Countee Cullen, major contributors to the Harlem Renaissance? Writers
Who wrote Clotel , or The President’s Daughter , the first published novel by a Black American in 1833? William Wells Brown
Who published The Escape , the first play written by a Black American? William Wells Brown
What is the given name of blues great W.C. Handy? William Christopher Handy
What aspiring fiction writer, journalist, and Hopkinsville native, served as editor of three African American weeklies: the Indianapolis Recorder , the Freeman , and the Indianapolis Ledger ? William Alexander Chambers
Nat Love wrote what kind of stories? Westerns
Cartoonist Morrie Turner created what world famous syndicated comic strip? Wee Pals
Who was born in Florence, Alabama in 1873 and is called “Father of the Blues”? WC Handy
Georgia Douglas Johnson was a poet during the Harlem Renaissance era. She often held writers‟ workshops at her home in what city? Washington, D.C.
Growing up with a white Jewish mother and an AfricanAmerican father, who wrote Devil in a Blue Dress , A Red Death , White Butterfly , and Black Betty ? Walter Mosley
Strongly influenced by Alice Walker's The Color Purple , what award-winning author created the enduring character of Easy Rawlins featured in a series of novels? Walter Mosley
Known for his social and political views, who published The Souls of Black Folks in 1903? W.E.B. Du Bois
Who was the first Black American woman chosen as Miss America? Vanessa Williams
In addition to her outstanding career as a singer, what was Marian Anderson appointed to by President Dwight D. Eisenhower? US Delegate to the United States
Name the three journalist sons of educator, poet, and author Ephraim Poston? Ulysses, Robert, and Ted Poston
What Hopkinsville natives and brothers owned and edited The Detroit Contender ? Ulysses and Robert Poston
Gustavus Vassa was a slave who had written the first autobiography. His African name was Olaudah Equiano. How many volumes made up his narrative? Two
Harlem Renaissance writer Eric Walrond was born in Georgetown, British Guiana and penned what book that consists of a collection of ten stories? Tropic Death
In 1993, she became the first black to be honored with the Nobel Prize for Literature for six novels. She is a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Beloved which became a motion picture, and in 1993 for Jazz . Name her Toni Morrison
Born in Hopkinsville, KY, what pianist and arranger formed his own jazz band and recorded the albums Your Daddy's Dogin' Around and Blues for the Red Boy? Todd Washington Rhodes
Trumpeter Wynton Marsalis has been a prominent figure in jazz since the 1980s. He is the spokesperson for what group, representing a younger generation of jazz musicians? The Young Lions
This first Gloria Naylor novel consisted of tales from seven black women who wound up on a dead-end street in a ghetto in the North. It was made into a television movie. What is the name of the novel? The Women of Brewster Place
What New York library houses rare collections of Black culture? The Schomburg Center
In the 1930s and early 1940s many female gospel groups were founded. Which group started as a male gospel ensemble but added female voices in the 1940s? The Roberta Martin Singers
What was the name of Charles W. Chestnut‟s final novel? The Quarry
For what work did August Wilson win two Pulitzer Prizes for Drama? The Pittsburgh Cycle
Sallie Martin was the “mother of gospel music.” She and Thomas A. Dorsey founded what group in 1933? the National Convention of Gospel Choirs and Choruses
Langston Hughes was responsible for publishing what Black American magazine? The Nation
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