Black History! Trivia Questions Quiz

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Black History Quizzes & Trivia

African-Americans had made major contributions to America and broken records at things they were previously not allowed to participate in when they got their freedom. For example Scientist and mathematician, Benjamin Banneker is credited with helping to design the blueprints for Washington, D. C. See what else you know about other contributions of African American in the country. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In 1492 I traveled with Christopher Columbus on his first expedition to the new world?
    • A. 

      A. Pedro Alonso Nino

    • B. 

      B. Sacagawea

    • C. 

      C. Lucy Terry

    • D. 

      D. Leroy Smith

  • 2. 
    In what year and in what city was the first black theater company founded?
    • A. 

      A. 1809 and Maine

    • B. 

      B. 1816 and Philadelphia

    • C. 

      C. 1821 and New York

    • D. 

      D. 1825 and Boston

  • 3. 
    In 1839 we were slaves on this ship only to take it over and sail to long island, where we would eventually win freedom?
    • A. 

      A. Guerrero

    • B. 

      B. Amistad

    • C. 

      C. Henrietta Marie

    • D. 

      D. Wildfire

  • 4. 
     In 1867 Five all black colleges were founded, what are they?
    • A. 

      A. Wilberforce University, Bethune Cookman, Talladega College, Kentucky State, and Lincoln University

    • B. 

      B. Talladega College, Morgan State College, Central State University, Clark Atlanta, and Lane

    • C. 

      C. Howard University, Morgan State, Talladega College, St. Augustine college, and Johnson C. Smith College

    • D. 

      D. Johnson C. Smith college, Howard University, Wilberforce University, Paul Quinn, and Elizabeth City State

  • 5. 
    Who signed The Emancipation Act?
    • A. 

      Abraham Lincoln

    • B. 

      James Buchanan

    • C. 

      Andrew Johnson

    • D. 

      Ulysses S. Grant

  • 6. 
    With the 15th Amendment ratification in 1870, what did African Americans gain in the United States?
    • A. 

      Freedom from Slavery

    • B. 

      Right to Citizenship Status

    • C. 

      Right to Sit Anywhere

    • D. 

      Voting Rights

  • 7. 
    Who was the only African American among the original NAACP executives?
    • A. 

      W.E.B. Du Bois

    • B. 

      Frederick Douglass

    • C. 

      Rosa Parks

    • D. 

      Martin Luther King Jr.

  • 8. 
    An all-white jury acquitted J. W. Milam and Roy Bryant for the murder of whom?
    • A. 

      Emmett Till

    • B. 

      Medgar Evers

    • C. 

      Malcolm X

    • D. 

      Martin Luther King Jr.