Do You Know About Arkansas Black History?

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Do You Know About Arkansas Black History? - Quiz

The Black History Quiz Bowl is a question and answer game of general knowledge and quick recall based on African-American History. Game questions include topics, from history, inventions, famous first, the arts and entertainment, social sciences, sports, and current events.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Who is known as the father of Black History?

    • A.

      Martin Luther King

    • B.

      Carter G. Woodson

    • C.

      Barack Obama

    • D.

      Nelson Mandela

    Correct Answer
    B. Carter G. Woodson
    Explanation
    Carter G. Woodson is known as the father of Black History because he was a prominent African American historian and scholar who dedicated his life to promoting the study and recognition of African American history and achievements. He founded the Association for the Study of African American Life and History and established Negro History Week, which later evolved into Black History Month. Woodson's contributions played a crucial role in raising awareness about the importance of African American history and challenging the prevailing racist narratives of his time.

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  • 2. 

    Who invented the automatic fishing reel?

    • A.

      George Cook

    • B.

      W. B. Purvis

    • C.

      Lewis Latimer

    • D.

      O. Dorsey

    Correct Answer
    A. George Cook
    Explanation
    George Cook is credited with inventing the automatic fishing reel.

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  • 3. 

    Name the inventor of the adding machine?

    • A.

      John L. Love

    • B.

      Shelby Davidson

    • C.

      W. H. Richardson

    • D.

      Alexander Miles

    Correct Answer
    B. Shelby Davidson
  • 4. 

    Who invented the cellular phone?

    • A.

      Alfred Benjamin

    • B.

      L. C. Bailey

    • C.

      Lewis Latimer

    • D.

      Henry T. Sampson

    Correct Answer
    D. Henry T. Sampson
    Explanation
    Henry T. Sampson is credited with inventing the cellular phone. He was an African American inventor and engineer who received a patent for the "gamma-electric cell" in 1971, which was a crucial component in the development of the cellular phone. His invention allowed for the conversion of high-frequency electromagnetic waves into electrical signals, enabling the transmission and reception of cellular phone calls. Sampson's contribution to the development of the cellular phone technology played a significant role in shaping the modern communication landscape.

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  • 5. 

    Where was Malcolm X killed?

    • A.

      Massachusetts State Prison

    • B.

      His House, Queens

    • C.

      Downtown Boston

    • D.

      Audubon Ballroom, Manhattan

    Correct Answer
    D. Audubon Ballroom, Manhattan
    Explanation
    Malcolm X was killed at the Audubon Ballroom in Manhattan. This location was significant as it was where he was scheduled to deliver a speech on February 21, 1965. However, during the speech, he was shot multiple times by members of the Nation of Islam. The assassination took place in front of a crowd of people, resulting in his death. The Audubon Ballroom became a historical site and is now known as the Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center.

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  • 6. 

    At its height, what was the slave population in the U.S.?

    • A.

      About 1 Million

    • B.

      About 2 Million

    • C.

      About 500,000

    • D.

      About 4 million

    Correct Answer
    D. About 4 million
    Explanation
    During the height of slavery in the United States, the slave population was estimated to be about 4 million. This number represents the total number of enslaved individuals living in the country at that time. Slavery was a deeply ingrained institution in American society, particularly in the Southern states, where enslaved individuals were used for labor on plantations and in various industries. The high number of slaves reflects the significant economic reliance on slavery and the widespread practice of owning enslaved individuals during this period in American history.

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  • 7. 

    Who was the first African American Nobel Peace Prize winner?

    • A.

      Albert John Lutul

    • B.

      Ralph Bunche

    • C.

      Nelson Mandela

    • D.

      Martin Luther King Jr.

    Correct Answer
    B. Ralph Bunche
    Explanation
    Ralph Bunche was the first African American to win the Nobel Peace Prize. He received this prestigious award in 1950 for his efforts in negotiating a ceasefire during the Arab-Israeli conflict. Bunche's diplomatic skills and dedication to peace made him a deserving recipient of this honor. His achievement paved the way for future African American leaders and activists to strive for peace and equality on a global scale.

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  • 8. 

    Who was the first African American to serve as a U.S. Senator?

    • A.

      Edward Brooke

    • B.

      Hiram Revels

    • C.

      Carol Mosley Braun

    • D.

      Blanche K. Bruce

    Correct Answer
    B. Hiram Revels
    Explanation
    Hiram Revels was the first African American to serve as a U.S. Senator. He was elected to represent Mississippi in 1870 during the Reconstruction Era. His election was significant as it marked a major milestone in the fight for racial equality and civil rights in the United States. Revels was a prominent figure in the abolitionist movement and his historic achievement paved the way for future African American politicians and leaders.

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