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Black History Month - Quiz #3 - Quiz

Black History Month is an incredibly important time of year, as it encourages everyone of all shapes, sizes, backgrounds and ethnicities to come together and celebrate the history of black people, encompassing all their struggles and great achievements made. What can you tell us about it?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What key event in the civil rights movement happened in 1964

    • A.

      Congress passed the Civil Rights Act

    • B.

      The Black Panther Party was formed

    • C.

      Thurgood Marshall became the first African-American to be appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court

    Correct Answer
    A. Congress passed the Civil Rights Act
    Explanation
    In 1964, a significant event in the civil rights movement was the passing of the Civil Rights Act by Congress. This act aimed to end racial segregation and discrimination in public facilities, schools, and employment. It was a landmark legislation that provided legal protection for African Americans and other minority groups, prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was a major step towards achieving equality and justice for all citizens in the United States.

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  • 2. 

    She witnessed the East St. Louis riots in 1917 and immigrated to France just six years later. She was a singer, dancer, nightclub owner and a member of the French resistance during World War II.

    • A.

      Ma Rainey

    • B.

      Bessie Smith

    • C.

      Josephine Baker

    Correct Answer
    C. Josephine Baker
    Explanation
    The given information states that the person witnessed the East St. Louis riots in 1917 and immigrated to France six years later. Additionally, they were involved in various professions such as being a singer, dancer, nightclub owner, and a member of the French resistance during World War II. Based on these details, the correct answer is Josephine Baker. She was an African-American entertainer who witnessed the riots and later moved to France, where she achieved great success in her career and became a prominent figure in the French resistance.

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  • 3. 

    A gifted student and award-winning athlete, he went on to medical school and to an illustrious career as a medical researcher. He revolutionized blood storage practices by determining that plasma could be transported and preserved for longer periods of time, a discovery that had a major impact on emergency medicine. He also initiated the use of "bloodmobiles" – trucks equipped with refrigerators during World War II.

    • A.

      William Eric Dyson

    • B.

      Charles Henry Turner

    • C.

      Charles R. Drew

    Correct Answer
    C. Charles R. Drew
    Explanation
    Charles R. Drew is the correct answer because the passage describes a gifted student and award-winning athlete who went on to have an illustrious career as a medical researcher. This person revolutionized blood storage practices by discovering that plasma could be transported and preserved for longer periods of time, which had a major impact on emergency medicine. Additionally, this person initiated the use of "bloodmobiles" during World War II. Charles R. Drew fits all of these descriptions and accomplishments.

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  • 4. 

    This son of an African slave and a French pirate established a trading post near Lake Michigan in 1772, thus becoming the first permanent resident of the settlement that became Chicago. He has since been officially recognized as the founder of Chicago.

    • A.

      Jean Baptiste Point DuSable

    • B.

      M. Le Page du Pratz

    • C.

      Harold Washington

    Correct Answer
    A. Jean Baptiste Point DuSable
    Explanation
    Jean Baptiste Point DuSable is the correct answer because he was the first permanent resident of the settlement that eventually became Chicago. He established a trading post near Lake Michigan in 1772, which marked the beginning of the city's history. Despite being the son of an African slave and a French pirate, DuSable played a crucial role in the development of Chicago as a major trading and cultural hub. His contributions have been officially recognized, solidifying his status as the founder of Chicago.

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  • 5. 

    Growing up with a white Jewish mother and an African-American father, he was exposed to racism and anti-Semitism from an early age. Strongly influenced by Alice Walker's "The Color Purple.  This award-winning author is: 

    Correct Answer
    Walter Mosley
    Mosley
    Explanation
    Growing up with a white Jewish mother and an African-American father, the author experienced firsthand the discrimination and prejudice that comes with being biracial. This exposure to racism and anti-Semitism from an early age likely shaped the author's perspective and influenced their writing. The mention of being strongly influenced by Alice Walker's "The Color Purple" suggests that the author's work may also address themes of race, identity, and social justice. Based on this information, the correct answer is Walter Mosley.

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