Do You Have Basic Knowledge About Black History? Trivia Quiz

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Black History Quizzes & Trivia

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)