What’s Up With Benjamin Banneker? Fun Quiz

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Benjamin Banneker is known in most of our history books as one of the first African Americans to gain a distinction in science even when he was mostly self-taught. How much do you know about him? Do you know what’s up with Benjamin Banneker? Take up the quiz below and find out.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A biography is a book that tells about someone's life.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    The biography of Benjamin Banneker begins in the year _________ .
    • A. 

      1619

    • B. 

      1737

    • C. 

      1773

  • 3. 
    Around what hear was Benjamin Banneker born?
    • A. 

      1731

    • B. 

      1612

    • C. 

      1767

  • 4. 
    What crop did the Bannekers grow on their farm?
  • 5. 
    As a young boy on the farm, what was Benjamin's job?
    • A. 

      To milk the cows

    • B. 

      To pick the weeds out of the crop

    • C. 

      To plow the land

  • 6. 
    Benjamin's grandfather was White and his grandmother was Black.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    What was the name of Bejamin's grandmother?
  • 8. 
    Benjamin's grandfather was the son of an African king.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    How did Grandmother Molly heat her cabin?
    • A. 

      With a fire

    • B. 

      With a gas furnace

    • C. 

      With a kerosene heater

  • 10. 
    How did the grandmother light the cabin at night?
    • A. 

      With a little lamp

    • B. 

      With sunlight

    • C. 

      With candles

  • 11. 
    The only book the grandmother owned was a _________.
  • 12. 
    Benjamin's mother taught him how to read.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Most of Benjamin's classmates were white.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    For how many years did Benjamin attend school?
  • 15. 
    Why did Benjamin quit school?
    • A. 

      He wasn't making good grades.

    • B. 

      The white student objected to him being allowed in their school.

    • C. 

      He was young and strong and his family needed him to work on the farm.

  • 16. 
    When Benjamin was 20 years old, he built a __________ .
  • 17. 
    It took Benjamin _________ years to build the clock.
  • 18. 
    When Benjamin was _______ years old, his father died.
  • 19. 
    What two musical instruments did Benjamin play?
    • A. 

      The drums and the harmonica

    • B. 

      The guitar and the trumpet

    • C. 

      The violin and the flute

  • 20. 
    Benjamin's mother died in ________ .
  • 21. 
    In what colony and future state did Benjamin live in?
  • 22. 
    To whom did the landowners residing in the American colonies have to pay taxes to?
    • A. 

      The Spanish king

    • B. 

      The American goverment

    • C. 

      The British king

  • 23. 
    The Revolutionary War was fought between the British and the Americans.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    What General led the American army and later became the first president of the United States?
  • 25. 
    The study of celestial bodies, such as the sun, moon and stars is called ___________.
  • 26. 
    What was the name of the area, chosen for the capital of the Unites States?
  • 27. 
    When Andrew Andrew Ellicott asked Benjamin to help him survey the District of Columbia, how old was Benjamin?
  • 28. 
    What kind of book did Benjamin write?
    • A. 

      A murder mystery

    • B. 

      A romance novel

    • C. 

      An almanac

  • 29. 
    It took Benjamin ________ months to complete the Almanac.
  • 30. 
    Benjamin completed his Almanac in _________.
    • A. 

      1792

    • B. 

      1762

    • C. 

      178`

  • 31. 
    Benjamin Banneker made _______ copies of his Almanac.
  • 32. 
    Benjamin sent a copy of his Almanac to ______________.
  • 33. 
    At the time he received Benjamin's Almanac, Jefferson was the U.S. Secretary of State.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 34. 
    In his letter to Jefferson, Benjamin expressed his opinions on the cruelty of slavery.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 35. 
    The title of his book was Benjamin Banneker's Almanac.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 36. 
    For how many years did Benjamin write a new almanac?
  • 37. 
    When Benjamin was too old to run the farm,
    • A. 

      He sold it.

    • B. 

      He moved to Virginia.

    • C. 

      He turned it over to his son.

  • 38. 
    In what year did Benjamin Banneker die?
  • 39. 
    At what age did he die?