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Step into the inspiring world of innovation with our 'Great African-American Inventors Quiz.' Celebrate the remarkable contributions of inventors who left an indelible mark on history. From revolutionary advancements in technology to groundbreaking inventions, this quiz explores the brilliant minds behind the creations. Test your knowledge of African-American inventors and their lasting impact on various fields. Whether you're an enthusiast, student, or just curious about history, this quiz offers an engaging journey through the stories of trailblazers who reshaped industries and paved the way for future generations. This quiz is to test the knowledge of students about African-American Inventors. Read more


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Who invented a machine to make shoes quickly?

    • A.

      Martin Luther King Jr.

    • B.

      Jan Ernst Matzeliger

    • C.

      Matthew Henson

    • D.

      Dr. Charles Drew

    Correct Answer
    B. Jan Ernst Matzeliger
    Explanation
    Jan invented his machine at the West Lynn Mission. He rented a room there from a black family named Taylor.

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  • 2. 

    He was held in such high regard, his inventions were called "the Real McCoy."

    • A.

      Elijah McCoy

    • B.

      Bart McCoy

    • C.

      McCoy Morgan

    • D.

      Sir Drake McCoy

    Correct Answer
    A. Elijah McCoy
    Explanation
    In 2001, Elijah was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in Akron, Ohio.

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  • 3. 

    Who invented the railway telegraphy?

    • A.

      L.C. Bailey

    • B.

      James A. Bauer

    • C.

      A. P. Ashbourne

    • D.

      Granville T. Woods

    Correct Answer
    D. Granville T. Woods
    Explanation
    Many of Granville's patents were sold to large companies such as General Electric, Westinghouse, and American Bell Telephone.

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  • 4. 

    This self made millionaire invented a cream to help hair grow back.

    • A.

      Marie Brown

    • B.

      Madam C. J. Walker

    • C.

      Marie Maynard Daly

    • D.

      Vivien Thomas

    Correct Answer
    B. Madam C. J. Walker
    Explanation
    She was the first Black self made female millionaire.

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  • 5. 

    Name two inventions by Garrett A. Morgan.

    • A.

      The Gas Mask

    • B.

      The Pencil Sharpener

    • C.

      The Traffic Signal

    • D.

      The Automobile

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. The Gas Mask
    C. The Traffic Signal
    Explanation
    Garrett won first prize at a national safety exposition.

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  • 6. 

    This inventor discovered over 300 uses for the peanut.

    • A.

      Ronald McNair

    • B.

      Claude Steele

    • C.

      Henry McBay

    • D.

      Dr. George Washington Carver

    Correct Answer
    D. Dr. George Washington Carver
    Explanation
    Dr. Carver discovered hundreds of uses for previously useless vegetables and fruits.

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  • 7. 

    She invented the folding cabinet bed.

    • A.

      Bessie Blout Griffin

    • B.

      Kerrie Holley

    • C.

      Sarah Boone

    • D.

      Sarah Goode

    Correct Answer
    D. Sarah Goode
    Explanation
    She was the first Black woman to receive a patent.

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  • 8. 

    Received a patent  for his invention of the mop.

    • A.

      Ben Carson

    • B.

      Stewart Thomas

    • C.

      Jesse Owens

    • D.

      Emmett Chappelle

    Correct Answer
    B. Stewart Thomas
    Explanation
    Cleaning floors had always meant scrubbing them on your hands and knees using a scrub brush and rags. Stewart Thomas envisioned an easier, less painful way.

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  • 9. 

    After accidently slicing potatoes too thin, he created the potato chip.

    • A.

      Percy Julian

    • B.

      Ernest Just

    • C.

      Lewis Latimer

    • D.

      George Crum

    Correct Answer
    D. George Crum
    Explanation
    George Crum was the head chef at the Cary Moon's in Lake Saratoga, New York, when he tried to prepare the evening dinner for the guests. He intended to make french fries but sliced the potatoes too thinly.

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  • 10. 

    He invented the world-famous watergun, the Supersoaker.

    • A.

      Claude Steele

    • B.

      Emmett Chappelle

    • C.

      Lonnie G. Johnson

    • D.

      Matthew Henson

    Correct Answer
    C. Lonnie G. Johnson
    Explanation
    Lonnie G. Johnson was a rocket scientist before his invention.

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