Ehs African-american History

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African American History Quizzes & Trivia

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Following the American Civil War amendments were put in place in an attempt to ensure the rights of Black Americans. Among these amendments were the 13th, stating that slavery was to be abolished and the 15th, stating that the right to vote should not be denied.  Despite these apparent advances there were still laws in place which effectively separated blacks from whites. What were these laws known as?
    • A. 

      The Segregation laws

    • B. 

      Grandfather clauses

    • C. 

      Missouri compromise

    • D. 

      Atlanta compromise

  • 2. 
    Who was the first African American US Senator?
    • A. 

      Barack Obama

    • B. 

      Edward Brooke

    • C. 

      Hiram Revels

    • D. 

      Carol Mosely Braun

  • 3. 
    Who was the first African American to win a Nobel prize for literature?
    • A. 

      Alice Walker

    • B. 

      Leon Forrest

    • C. 

      Toni Morrison

    • D. 

      Jamaica Kincaid

  • 4. 
    What state was the first to abolish slavery?
    • A. 

      Florida

    • B. 

      Virginia

    • C. 

      Vermont

    • D. 

      Pennsylvania

  • 5. 
    In what year was the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) founded?
    • A. 

      1902

    • B. 

      1909

    • C. 

      1910

    • D. 

      1922

  • 6. 
    In what year were Federal troops ordered to Oxford, Mississippi?
    • A. 

      1961

    • B. 

      1962

    • C. 

      1964

    • D. 

      1965

  • 7. 
    In what year was the Million Man March?
    • A. 

      1992

    • B. 

      1993

    • C. 

      1995

    • D. 

      1998

  • 8. 
    Which Ivy League college was the first to employ an African American as president?
    • A. 

      Brown

    • B. 

      Columbia

    • C. 

      Harvard

    • D. 

      Yale

  • 9. 
    Who was the first African American Supreme Court Justice?
    • A. 

      Thurgood Marshall

    • B. 

      Sandra Day O'Connor

    • C. 

      Antonin Scalia

    • D. 

      Clarence Thomas

  • 10. 
    Who wrote "I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings?"
    • A. 

      Maya Angelou

    • B. 

      Gwendolyn Brooks

    • C. 

      Virginia Hamilton

    • D. 

      Phyllis Wheatly