Black History Month Quiz (A2C)

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This quiz is a compilation of Black History questions.

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Question 1

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What was the original name for Black History Month?
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  • Negro History Week.
  • Negro History Month.
  • There was no other name.
  • Colored History.

Question 2

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How long was black history month originally?
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  • 25 days
  • One week
  • 30 days
  • Two Weeks

Question 3

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When did the celebration of Black History month begin?
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  • 1960
  • 1926
  • 1905
  • 1899

Question 4

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Which country from the following doesn't celebrate Black History Month?
Answer
  • United States
  • United Kingdom
  • Uganda
  • Canada

Question 5

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Which Month is Black History Month?
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  • January
  • June
  • February
  • March

Question 6

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Why is Black History Month is the month of February?
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  • It is when MLK Jr's birthday is.
  • It was a random selection.
  • It was the month that Pres Abe Lincoln and Writer Frederick Douglass were born.
  • It's a good month.

Question 7

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Who Abolished slavery in The United States?
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  • George Washington
  • Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Barack Obama
  • Abraham Lincoln

Question 8

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Which President Expanded Negro History Week to a month celebration?
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  • Gerald Ford
  • Barack Obama
  • Richard Nixon
  • Theodore Roosevelt

Question 9

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Who was Frederick Douglass?
Answer
  • An inventor
  • A writer
  • A farmer
  • A professor

Question 10

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What did Frederick Douglass write about?
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  • About the economy of Africa.
  • About the life of his mother.
  • About slavery.
  • About Chicago.

Question 11

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What was the first State to Abolish Slavery?
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  • Vermont
  • California
  • Georgia
  • Delaware

Question 12

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What was the name of the great Civil Rights leader who won the Nobel Peace Prize and was assassinated in 1968?
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  • Malcom X
  • Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Bill Cosby
  • Ghandi

Question 13

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What is the name of the woman who helped over 300 escaped slaves to freedom using underground railroads?
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  • Harriet Tubman
  • Rosa Parks
  • Madame C.J. Walker
  • Lisa White

Question 14

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What major U.S. City elected the first african American Mayor in 1967?
Answer
  • Des Moines
  • Miamia
  • Cleveland
  • Topeka

Question 15

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Which amendment abolished slavery?
Answer
  • 10th
  • 7th
  • 5th
  • 13th

Question 16

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Which amendment prohibits the denial of the right to vote based on race, color, or previous condition of servitude?
Answer
  • 21st
  • 15th
  • 11th
  • 6th

Question 17

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Name the court case that ended legal segregation is Public Schools?
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  • Brown vs. Board of Education
  • Black vs. PTA Board
  • Luther vs. Board of Education
  • Curie vs. Board of Trustees

Question 18

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Who was the first African American woman aviator?
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  • Madame C.J. Walker
  • Lauren Bolde
  • Rosa Parks
  • Bessie Coleman

Question 19

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Who was the first selfmade African American female millionaire?
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  • Oprah Winfrey
  • Beyonce
  • Madame C.J. Walker
  • Harriet Parden

Question 20

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Who was the first Black President of the United States?
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  • Denzel Strong
  • Barack Obama
  • Morgan Freeman
  • Dennis Beaker

Question 21

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What year was the Emancipation Proclamation signed?
Answer
  • 1871
  • 1863
  • 1812
  • 1799

Question 22

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What name was given to the escape system used by slaves in the late 1800s?
Answer
  • Underground Subway
  • Middle Earth
  • Salvation Train
  • Underground Railroad

Question 23

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Who was the first Black female to host a TV show?
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  • Susan Coleman
  • Oprah Winfrey
  • Connie Wells
  • Bessie Fell

Question 24

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In what year was the NAACP founded?
Answer
  • 2001
  • 1960
  • 1909
  • 2005

Question 25

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Who said “A man who stands for nothing will fall for anything."
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  • Malcolm X
  • Barack Obama
  • Martin Luther King jr

Question 26

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Where did MLK receive his doctorate degree?
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  • Boston University
  • Stanford
  • Marymount
  • Georgia State

Question 27

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What was the name of the iconic dance move created in the 1950s by Chubby Checker?
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  • The Shout
  • Sock Shaker
  • The Rumba
  • The Twist

Question 28

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Who was the only black woman to serve as a U.S. senator?
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  • Carol Mosely- Braun
  • Shelby Dove
  • Ida Wells
  • Lola White

Question 29

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Which abolitionist was known for her extraordinary oratorical gifts?
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  • Daisy Bates
  • Sojourner Truth
  • Shirley McDaniels
  • Jackie Johnson

Question 30

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Who was the first African American appointed to the U.S Supreme Court?
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  • MLK
  • Howard Penn
  • Thurgood Marshall
  • Dennis Lione

Question 31

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What does NAACP stand for?
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  • National Assortment of Advocating Colored Persons
  • National Association for the Advancment Colored People

Question 32

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In 2008, who became the first man to ever set three world records in a single Olympic games?
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  • William Douglass
  • Samuel Cleveland
  • Usain Bolt
  • Leonard Smith

Question 33

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Who was the Fresh Prince that won the first-ever Grammy for Best Rap Performance?
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  • Will Smith
  • Carlton Banks
  • Tyga
  • Bob Marley

Question 34

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How many assassination attempts did the first black woman elected into congress, Shirley Chisholm, survive?
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  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 5

Question 35

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Who was famous for her literature, and her birthday was the same day Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated?
Answer
  • Harriet Tubman
  • Maya Angelou
  • Lillian Sparks
  • Maya Delonge

Question 36

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Who was a spy for the Union Army?
Answer
  • Harriet Tubman
  • Malcom X
  • Samuel L. Jackson
  • Morgan Freeman

Question 37

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What is Tiger Wood’s real first name?
Answer
  • Demonte
  • Frederick
  • Samuel
  • Brandon

Question 38

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What was the name of the first professional African American basketball team organized in 1923?
Answer
  • The Globe Trotters
  • The Renaissance
  • The Change
  • The Lightening

Question 39

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At what age did Martin Luther King jr attend college?
Answer
  • 18
  • 19
  • 15
  • 17

Question 40

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How many times was Martin Luther King Jr. put in jail?
Answer
  • 5
  • 13
  • 19
  • 29

Question 41

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After winning the Nobel Prize, where did Martin Luther King Donate his $54,000 to?
Answer
  • NAACP
  • The Civil Rights Movement
  • The Protestant Church
  • The Lutheran Church

Question 42

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What is the theme of this years (2015) African American History month?
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  • “A Century of Black Life, History, and Culture”
  • "Change Comes in All Colors"
  • "Decades of Equality"
  • "Forever Equal, Forever Free"

Question 43

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Who was the first African American to go into space?
Answer
  • Guion Bluford
  • Carl Jemison
  • Rodger Wells
  • Samuel Johnson
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