Take This Black History Quiz To Test Your Knowledge

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Take This Black History Quiz To Test Your Knowledge

Being that we got to celebrate yet another black history month this year, it is important to ensure that we know much about our forefathers as Black-Americans and their contribution so that we can enjoy what we are now. Take up this black history quiz and get to test your knowledge as you gain some more. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The 15th Amendment, which granted African-Americans the right to vote, was passed on which date?
    • A. 

      February 3, 1870

    • B. 

      July 14, 1889

    • C. 

      November 19, 1910

  • 2. 
      Which civil rights activist gained notoriety in the late 19th century for her scathing editorials denouncing racial injustice?
    • A. 

      Sojourner Truth

    • B. 

      Zora Neale Hurston

    • C. 

      Ida B. Wells

  • 3. 
    Who is generally considered the mother of the civil rights movement?
    • A. 

      Harriet Tubman

    • B. 

      Susan B. Anthony

    • C. 

      Rosa Parks

  • 4. 
    On June 11, 1963, President Kennedy ordered the National Guard to ensure the enrollment of two African-American students, Vivian Malone and James Hood, at which university?
    • A. 

      University of Mississippi

    • B. 

      University of Alabama

    • C. 

      University of Chicago

  • 5. 
    After her husband's assassination, she fought for 30 years to get justice for her husband's murder. The jury deadlocked in the case, thereby acquitting Byron De La Beckwith, a  supremacist whose fingerprints were on the murder weapon. After uncovering stolen evidence and crusading for justice, she was able to see his sentencing for the murder in 1994. She also became the first woman to chair the NAACP. She is: (spelling counts - use first and last name)
  • 6. 
    Who established the first non-indigenous settlement of Chicago?
    • A. 

      Jean Baptiste Pointe Du Sable

    • B. 

      Sally Bayne

    • C. 

      Pedro Alonso Nino

    • D. 

      Joseph Moreno

  • 7. 
    Who broke three track and field World Records in 45 minutes at Ohio State?
    • A. 

      Jesse Owens

    • B. 

      Maurice Greene

    • C. 

      Michael Johnson

    • D. 

      Carl Lewis

  • 8. 
    Sarah Goode was the first African American woman to receive a patent. What did she invent?
    • A. 

      Folding Bed

    • B. 

      Dry-Cleaning Process

    • C. 

      Lip Stick

    • D. 

      Hair Straightening System