Black History Month - Quiz #3

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Black History Month - Quiz #3

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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: