Do You Have Basic Knowledge About Black History? Trivia Quiz

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Do You Have Basic Knowledge About Black History? Trivia Quiz

The History of Black History Month dated back to 1926 in the United States and was previously commemorated for one week and not a whole month as it is now. It is a time that we get to reflect on the contributions of those that came before us. Test your knowledge of African American contributions to our American History and possibly when a prize.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Dr. Maulana Karenga created this cultural observance designed to celebrate African-American heritage.  
    • A. 

      Black History Month

    • B. 

      Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

    • C. 

      Kwanzaa

    • D. 

      Juneteenth

  • 2. 
    Several generations of Africans combined elements from English and African languages to form this unique language used primarily in southern regions:  
    • A. 

      Swahili

    • B. 

      Gullah

    • C. 

      Sheng

    • D. 

      Afrikaans

  • 3. 
    A respected sociologist and education professor at Harvard, she’s known for studying cultural relationships between families, schools and communities:  
    • A. 

      Dr. Mary Frances Berry

    • B. 

      Ruth Simmons

    • C. 

      Dr. Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot

    • D. 

      Johnnetta Cole

  • 4. 
    Where is the historically black college/university, Claflin University located?   
    • A. 

      Toledo, Ohio

    • B. 

      Orangeburg, South Carolina

    • C. 

      Lincoln, Nebraska

    • D. 

      Pascagoula, Mississippi

  • 5. 
    She was Howard University's first female law student and became the first Black woman lawyer in 1872:   
    • A. 

      Mary Church Terrell

    • B. 

      Justina Ford

    • C. 

      Charlotte Ray

    • D. 

      Madame C. J. Walker

  • 6. 
    In the 1960's, this activist encouraged African-Americans to stop using "colored" or "negro", but instead use "black":  
    • A. 

      Stokely Carmichael

    • B. 

      Martin Luther King, Jr.

    • C. 

      Jesse Jackson

    • D. 

      Huey P. Newton

  • 7. 
    Which hairstyle dates back to ancient Africa and remains popular to this day?  
    • A. 

      Corn rows

    • B. 

      Dredlocks

    • C. 

      Fades

    • D. 

      Twists

  • 8. 
    Who was the first Black female poet to have her work published in the U.S.?  
    • A. 

      Maya Angelou

    • B. 

      Phillis Wheatley

    • C. 

      Linda Brown

    • D. 

      Mae Jamison

  • 9. 
    The first Black-owned radio station was based in this city:  
    • A. 

      Chicago, IL

    • B. 

      Detroit, MI

    • C. 

      Kansas City, MO

    • D. 

      Atlanta, GA

  • 10. 
    What African-American made millions selling cookies?  
    • A. 

      Ben Keebler

    • B. 

      Howard Tent (Little Debbie)

    • C. 

      Wally "Famous" Amos

    • D. 

      John Jackson (Oreo)