The 2012 Daily Communicator Black History Month Quiz!

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History Quizzes & Trivia

Here are some fun facts about people of African descent who have made significant contributions to our countries around the globe. Have fun testing your knowledge! Visit BANC's Employees of African Descent Network and sign up for fun networking events and educational opportunities.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In 1965, Patricia Harris became the first black female ambassador.  What country did she serve?
    • A. 

      England

    • B. 

      The United States

    • C. 

      Luxembourg

    • D. 

      Ireland

  • 2. 
    Pictured above: Diane Abbott In England, who was the first black Member of Parliament?
    • A. 

      Paul Boatang

    • B. 

      Dianne Abbott

    • C. 

      Bernie Grant

    • D. 

      Trick question! All three were elected at once in 1987

  • 3. 
    After 26 years of being imprisoned for anti-apartheid activism in South Africa, Nelson Mandela was elected to what position?
    • A. 

      President of South Africa

    • B. 

      Prime Minister of South Africa

    • C. 

      African National Congressman

    • D. 

      General Secretary of South Africa

  • 4. 
    Tiger Woods is a famous golfer and person of African-Asian descent.  He has won 14 major professional golf championships.  What is his real name?
    • A. 

      Eldrick Tont Woods

    • B. 

      Du Tont Woods

    • C. 

      Eldrick Akio Woods

    • D. 

      Chongan Edward Woods

  • 5. 
    In 2001, Ruth J. Simmons became the first African American to preside over an Ivy League school as president. At what school did this occur?
    • A. 

      Yale University

    • B. 

      Princeton University

    • C. 

      Brown University

    • D. 

      Columbia University

  • 6. 
    John Mercer Langston was the very first person of African descent to become an elected official in the United States government.  He served as a town clerk in Brownhelm Township, Ohio.  In what year was he elected?
    • A. 

      1835

    • B. 

      1845

    • C. 

      1855

    • D. 

      1865

  • 7. 
    This Cuban citizen was the first Hispanic and first Black person in space.  Who is he?
    • A. 

      Arnaldo Tamayo Méndez

    • B. 

      Robert Curbeam

    • C. 

      Guion (Guy) S. Bluford, Jr.

    • D. 

      Frederick Drew Gregory

  • 8. 
    Ralph Bunche was an American political scientist and diplomat who received the Nobel Peace Prize for his late 1940s mediation in Palestine, becoming the first person of African descent to win a Nobel Prize.  In what year did he receive it?
    • A. 

      1949

    • B. 

      1950

    • C. 

      1951

    • D. 

      1952