Black History Quiz: Race, Slaves, And Abolitionists.

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Black History Quizzes & Trivia

How well do you know your history? This quiz is intended to gauge the subjects knowledge to specific areas areas of Black History relevant to the instituition of Slavery and it's abolition. You may find that history wasn't as Black and White as you thought. . . Good luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the Party of Abraham Lincoln who signed the emancipation proclamation, the legislation that outlawed slavery within the United States?
    • A. 

      Constitution Party

    • B. 

      Republican Party

    • C. 

      Green Party

    • D. 

      Democratic Party

  • 2. 
    The Republican Party reversed the original  Civil Rights Acts,  passed by the Democrats, in 1866 and 1875.  It would take Democrats nearly a century to pass legislation guaranteeing the civil rights of minorities.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    The Republican Party was mainly formed in opposition the the _________________ act of 1854, that allowed for citizens of Nebraska and Kansas to vote whether Slavery would be allowed in those territorial states.
  • 4. 
    Due to the ____________  rule, it was possible for Thomas Jefferson to hold legally "white" individuals as slaves.
  • 5. 
    Prior to the Civil War, a significant percentage of the southern planters engaging in the slave trade happened to be of African Ancestry
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Which of the following historic is famous for the following qoute: "I am a Republican, a black, dyed in the wool Republican, and I never intend to belong to any other party than the party of freedom and progress."
    • A. 

      Jefferson Davis

    • B. 

      W.E.B DuBois

    • C. 

      Abraham Lincoln

    • D. 

      Fredrick Douglass

  • 7. 
    Historically, the only people that English colonists enslaved were Africans.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    In 1641, ____________ became the first American colony to legalize  recognize the institution of Slavery.
    • A. 

      Virginia

    • B. 

      Georgia

    • C. 

      South Carolina

    • D. 

      Massachusetts

  • 9. 
    In 1705 the colony of  ___________________ declared " All servants imported and brought in this County... who were not Christians in their Native Country... shall be slaves. A Negro, mulatto and Indian slaves ... shall be held to be real estate."
  • 10. 
    The British Empire abolished Slavery over fifty years prior to the Civil War of the United States.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    The court case :  ___________________ was a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that people of African descent brought into the United States and held as slaves (or their descendants,[2] whether or not they were slaves) were not protected by the Constitutionand could never be U.S. citizens.
    • A. 

      Marbury v. Madison

    • B. 

      Plessy v. Ferguson

    • C. 

      Dred Scott v. Sandford

    • D. 

      Brown v. Board of Education

  • 12. 
    The "one drop rule" was the defining legal litmus test to determine if one were to born free or slave.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Part of the conflicts between Native Americans and English Colonists were the Native's view of Slavery. Native Americans frowned greatly upon the act of forcibly taking another man into bondage and believed that a Man's body only belonged to the Earth. For this reason, many Native Americans harbored fugitive slaves from their captors.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    The __________________________________ was the first black American labor union. It was formed in New York City in 1850 as a collective for skilled free craftsmen, and sought to develop agricultural and industrial arts skills among its members, and to encourage African American business. 
    • A. 

      The American League of Colored Laborers

    • B. 

      The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

    • C. 

      The Congress of Racial Equality

    • D. 

      Teamster Internationa

  • 15. 
    The only surviving member of the abolitionist led Harper's Ferry Raid that escaped and lived to tell of it was:__________________
    • A. 

      John Brown

    • B. 

      Osborne Perry Anderson

    • C. 

      John Anthony Copeland Jr

    • D. 

      Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr.