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  • 1. 

    Bonus Questions: Why was February chosen for Black History Month?

    • A.

      It is the shortest month of the year

    • B.

      Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass were born in that month

    • C.

      It is the same month as Mardi Gras

    • D.

      Rosa Parks and John F. Kennedy were born in that month

    Correct Answer
    B. Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass were born in that month
    Explanation
    Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass were chosen as the correct answer for why February was chosen for Black History Month because both of these influential figures in African American history were born in that month. Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, played a pivotal role in the abolition of slavery, while Douglass was a prominent social reformer, abolitionist, and writer. By highlighting their birthdays in February, Black History Month aims to recognize and celebrate their contributions to the fight for civil rights and equality.

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  • 2. 

    Both Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X were shot and killed at the same age. Both were _____ when they died.

    • A.

      29

    • B.

      39

    • C.

      49

    • D.

      59

    Correct Answer
    B. 39
    Explanation
    Both Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X were shot and killed at the age of 39. This suggests that they both died relatively young, in the prime of their lives. It is unfortunate that their lives were cut short at such a young age, as they were influential figures in the civil rights movement and had much more to contribute.

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  • 3. 

    Which of these was NOT Invented by a Black person?

    • A.

      Peanut Butter

    • B.

      Super Soaker

    • C.

      Fire Extinguisher

    • D.

      Gas Mask

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    E. None of the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "None of the above." This means that all of the inventions listed (Peanut Butter, Super Soaker, Fire Extinguisher, and Gas Mask) were indeed invented by Black people. This highlights the significant contributions made by Black inventors throughout history.

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  • 4. 

    Who was the first Black U.S. Secretary of State?

    • A.

      Thurgood Marshall

    • B.

      Colin Powell

    • C.

      Condoleezza Rice

    • D.

      Jesse Jackson

    Correct Answer
    B. Colin Powell
    Explanation
    Colin Powell was the first Black U.S. Secretary of State. He served under President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2005. Powell had an extensive military career, rising to the rank of four-star general before entering politics. He was known for his leadership during the Gulf War and his efforts to promote diplomacy and international cooperation. Powell's appointment as Secretary of State was historic, as he became the highest-ranking African American in the U.S. government at the time. He played a significant role in shaping U.S. foreign policy during his tenure.

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  • 5. 

    The Underground railroad was ________.

    • A.

      A group of businesses secretly run by Slaves

    • B.

      A network of houses and paths to help slaves get to the north

    • C.

      A railroad slave owners used to transport slaves from plantation to plantation

    • D.

      A secret path southern slave owners used to kidnap black people from the north

    Correct Answer
    B. A network of houses and paths to help slaves get to the north
    Explanation
    The Underground Railroad was a network of houses and paths that were used to help slaves escape from the south to the north. It was not a group of businesses run by slaves, a railroad used by slave owners, or a secret path used by southern slave owners to kidnap black people. The Underground Railroad played a crucial role in aiding slaves in their journey to freedom by providing safe houses and routes to the north.

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  • 6. 

     Who signed the Emancipation Proclamation and when?

    • A.

      Martin Luther King Jr. in 1963

    • B.

      Abraham Lincoln in 1863

    • C.

      George Washington in 1803

    • D.

      Thomas Jefferson 1836

    Correct Answer
    B. Abraham Lincoln in 1863
    Explanation
    Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863. The Emancipation Proclamation was an executive order issued during the American Civil War, declaring that all slaves in Confederate territory were to be set free. This document played a significant role in the abolition of slavery in the United States and is considered a crucial step towards equality and civil rights for African Americans.

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  • 7. 

    When did Cape Verde gain their independence?

    • A.

      July 5, 1975

    • B.

      August 29, 1904

    • C.

      July 4, 1862

    • D.

      August 8, 1991

    Correct Answer
    A. July 5, 1975
    Explanation
    Cape Verde gained their independence on July 5, 1975.

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  • 8. 

    Cape Verde’s diet mainly consists of?

    • A.

      Fish

    • B.

      Chicken and Beans

    • C.

      Caviar

    • D.

      Pork Products

    Correct Answer
    A. Fish
    Explanation
    Cape Verde's diet mainly consists of fish because it is an island country located in the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of West Africa. Being surrounded by water, fish is readily available and forms a significant part of the local cuisine. Fish is a staple food in Cape Verde and is prepared in various ways, such as grilled, stewed, or dried, to provide a diverse range of flavors and textures in their diet.

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  • 9. 

    Which location has the largest population of Cape Verdeans?

    • A.

      France

    • B.

      United States

    • C.

      Portugal

    • D.

      Cape Verde

    Correct Answer
    B. United States
    Explanation
    The United States has the largest population of Cape Verdeans because of historical and cultural factors. Cape Verdeans have been migrating to the United States for many decades, particularly to areas like Massachusetts and Rhode Island, where there are established Cape Verdean communities. This migration has led to a significant population of Cape Verdeans in the United States, making it the country with the largest population of Cape Verdeans outside of Cape Verde itself.

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  • 10. 

    How many islands are there in the Cape Verde Islands?

    • A.

      5

    • B.

      10

    • C.

      8

    • D.

      9

    Correct Answer
    B. 10
    Explanation
    There are 10 islands in the Cape Verde Islands.

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  • 11. 

    Cape Verde, the language mainly spoken is Creole. The Creole spoken in Cape Verde is a dialect of:

    • A.

      Spanish

    • B.

      French

    • C.

      Portugese

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Portugese
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Portuguese because Cape Verde was a former Portuguese colony and the official language of the country is Portuguese. Creole, which is mainly spoken in Cape Verde, is a Portuguese-based creole language.

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  • 12. 

    What country borders Haiti ?

    • A.

      Dominican Republic

    • B.

      Jamaica

    • C.

      Cape Verde

    • D.

      Africa

    Correct Answer
    A. Dominican Republic
    Explanation
    The Dominican Republic is the correct answer because it shares a border with Haiti. These two countries are located on the island of Hispaniola in the Caribbean Sea. They are the two countries that occupy the island, with the Dominican Republic being located to the east of Haiti.

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  • 13. 

    Where is Haiti located?

    • A.

      Pacific Ocean

    • B.

      Indian Sea

    • C.

      Red Sea

    • D.

      Caribbean Sea and th Atlantic Ocean

    Correct Answer
    D. Caribbean Sea and th Atlantic Ocean
    Explanation
    Haiti is located in the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. This answer is correct because Haiti is an island nation located on the western part of the island of Hispaniola, which is situated in the Caribbean Sea. The Atlantic Ocean borders the northern coast of Haiti.

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  • 14. 

    What is the Capital of Haiti?

    • A.

      Port-au-Prince

    • B.

      America

    • C.

      Trenton

    • D.

      Providence

    Correct Answer
    A. Port-au-Prince
    Explanation
    Port-au-Prince is the correct answer because it is the capital of Haiti. It is the largest city in the country and serves as its administrative, economic, and cultural center. Port-au-Prince is located on the Gulf of Gonâve and is known for its vibrant markets, historic architecture, and lively music scene.

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  • 15. 

    What year did Haiti win their independence from France?

    • A.

      1994

    • B.

      1600

    • C.

      1804

    • D.

      2012

    Correct Answer
    C. 1804
    Explanation
    Haiti won their independence from France in 1804. This was the year when the Haitian Revolution, a successful anti-slavery and anti-colonial uprising, culminated in the establishment of the Republic of Haiti. The revolution, led by Toussaint Louverture and later Jean-Jacques Dessalines, resulted in the abolition of slavery and the end of French colonial rule in Haiti. 1804 is a significant year in Haitian history as it marks the birth of the first independent Black nation in the Americas.

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  • 16. 

    What is the color of Haitian flag?

    • A.

      Blue, Red, White

    • B.

      Pink, Purple, Blue

    • C.

      Green, Charcoal, Black

    • D.

      Yellow, Orange, Gold

    Correct Answer
    A. Blue, Red, White
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Blue, Red, White. The Haitian flag consists of two horizontal bands of blue and red, with a white rectangle in the center. The blue symbolizes the union of black and mulatto Haitians, the red represents the bloodshed during the fight for independence, and the white symbolizes purity and innocence.

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  • 17. 

    What name did christopher columbus called Haiti when founded?

    • A.

      Hispaniola

    • B.

      Jacksonville

    • C.

      Turkey

    • D.

      Dominican Republic

    Correct Answer
    A. Hispaniola
    Explanation
    Christopher Columbus called Haiti "Hispaniola" when he founded it. Hispaniola is the name given to the island that is now shared by Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Columbus named it Hispaniola, which means "Little Spain" in Spanish, because he believed he had reached the eastern coast of Asia and wanted to claim the land for Spain.

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  • 18. 

    What is the national language of Haiti ?

    • A.

      Spanish

    • B.

      English

    • C.

      Creole

    • D.

      Tagalog

    Correct Answer
    C. Creole
    Explanation
    The national language of Haiti is Creole. Creole is a language that originated from a mixture of French, African, and indigenous languages. It is spoken by the majority of the population in Haiti and is recognized as an official language alongside French. Creole plays a significant role in the cultural identity and communication of the Haitian people.

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  • 19. 

    Which two coastal Ghanaian towns were the site of major slave ports?

    • A.

      Cape Coast and Elmina

    • B.

      Jamestown and Kumasi

    • C.

      Songhai and Zanziba

    Correct Answer
    A. Cape Coast and Elmina
    Explanation
    Cape Coast and Elmina were the major slave ports in coastal Ghana. These two towns played a significant role in the transatlantic slave trade, where enslaved Africans were captured, held, and sold to European traders. Cape Coast Castle and Elmina Castle, both located in these towns, were used as fortified trading posts and dungeons to hold enslaved people before they were shipped across the Atlantic. The answer choice "Cape Coast and Elmina" accurately identifies the two coastal Ghanaian towns that were central to the slave trade.

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  • 20. 

    What was Ghana called prior to its independence?

    • A.

      The Gold Coast

    • B.

      The Ghanaian Empire

    • C.

      The Ashanti Empire

    Correct Answer
    A. The Gold Coast
    Explanation
    Prior to its independence, Ghana was known as the Gold Coast. This name was given to the region by European explorers and traders due to the abundance of gold in the area. The Gold Coast was a British colony until it gained independence in 1957, and it was during this time that the name was changed to Ghana. The name Ghana was chosen to reflect the country's rich history and connection to the ancient Ghanaian Empire, which existed in West Africa from the 4th to the 13th century.

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  • 21. 

    What is the capital city of Ghana?

    • A.

      Accra

    • B.

      Yamoussoukro

    • C.

      Abidjan

    Correct Answer
    A. Accra
    Explanation
    Accra is the correct answer because it is the capital city of Ghana. It is located on the Atlantic coast of the country and serves as the administrative, economic, and cultural center of Ghana. Accra is known for its vibrant markets, colonial-era architecture, and historical landmarks such as the Independence Square and Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park.

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  • 22. 

    What is the official language of Ghana?

    • A.

      English

    • B.

      Ndebele

    • C.

      Swahili

    Correct Answer
    A. English
    Explanation
    English is the official language of Ghana. This means that it is the language used by the government, in schools, and for official communication. English was adopted as the official language during Ghana's colonial period under British rule. It continues to be widely spoken and understood by the majority of Ghanaians, although there are also numerous local languages spoken throughout the country. Having English as the official language helps to promote unity and communication among the diverse ethnic groups in Ghana.

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  • 23. 

    What is the name of the former UN Secretary General who was a Ghanaian national?

    • A.

      Kofi Annan

    • B.

      Boutros Boutros Ghali

    • C.

      Abdou Diouf

    Correct Answer
    A. Kofi Annan
    Explanation
    Kofi Annan is the correct answer because he was a Ghanaian national and served as the Secretary General of the United Nations. He held this position from 1997 to 2006 and was known for his efforts in promoting peace and human rights around the world. Annan was the first black African to hold the position of Secretary General and was highly respected for his diplomatic skills and commitment to international cooperation.

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  • 24. 

    Who was the last US President to visit Ghana?

    • A.

      Barack Obama

    • B.

      George Bush

    • C.

      Bill Clinton

    Correct Answer
    A. Barack Obama
    Explanation
    Barack Obama is the correct answer because he was the last US President to visit Ghana. He visited the country in 2009 during his first term in office. This visit was significant as it marked the first time a sitting US President had visited Ghana since Bill Clinton's visit in 1998. Obama's visit to Ghana emphasized the importance of democracy and good governance in Africa and highlighted the strong ties between the United States and Ghana.

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  • 25. 

    From which country did Ghana gain its Independence?

    • A.

      Great Britain

    • B.

      Portugal

    • C.

      Spain

    Correct Answer
    A. Great Britain
    Explanation
    Ghana gained its independence from Great Britain. This is because Ghana was a former British colony known as the Gold Coast. After years of resistance and political movements, Ghana finally gained its independence from British colonial rule on March 6, 1957. This marked a significant milestone in the decolonization movement in Africa and led to the establishment of Ghana as the first independent African country south of the Sahara.

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  • 26. 

    When did Ghana achieve its independence?

    • A.

      6th March 1957

    • B.

      7th March 1961

    • C.

      21st September 1932

    Correct Answer
    A. 6th March 1957
    Explanation
    Ghana achieved its independence on 6th March 1957. This date marks the end of British colonial rule in Ghana and the beginning of self-governance. It is an important milestone in Ghana's history as it was one of the first countries in sub-Saharan Africa to gain independence from colonial powers.

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