Cite Black History Month Trivia Contest

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Cite Black History Month Trivia Contest

As we celebrate the legacy of those who come before us, CITE is pleased to announce its 2010 CITE Black History Trivia Contest. Participating is easy! All you have to do is complete the quiz, copy your certificate and e-mail it to [email protected] Com from now through the end of the month. Answer wisely. . . You need to answer six of the seven questions correctly to be eligible for the grand prize drawing. Good luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who is Isaac Murphy?
    • A. 

      The first black jockey to win the Kentucky Derby three times

    • B. 

      A black fencing champion from the 2004 Olympics

    • C. 

      A black and writer from the 1800s

  • 2. 
    The Black Lifesavers was _______________.
    • A. 

      A national organization of black life guards

    • B. 

      A group of black nurses that served during World War II

    • C. 

      A band of black unsung heroes Pea Island in North Carolina

  • 3. 
    What was the Red Ball Express?
    • A. 

      The first train for blacks that had a black crew and engineer

    • B. 

      An operation that provided vital supplies to the front lines during World War II

    • C. 

      The first stock car race in Alabama that allowed blacks to enter

  • 4. 
    William Cooper Neill is known for ______________.
    • A. 

      Being the first black to hold a federal position when he was hired by the Boston Post Office

    • B. 

      Inventing the red light/signal light

    • C. 

      Serving as the first black officer in the Civil War

  • 5. 
    Prince Hall (1735? - 1805) _________________.
    • A. 

      Revolutionized the production of hair care products

    • B. 

      Led Nat Turner's rebellion in 1830s

    • C. 

      Founded the Black Masons

  • 6. 
    Who was Julia A.J. Foote?
    • A. 

      A businesswoman and abolitionist who was born in Philadelphia in 1766

    • B. 

      The first black woman to serve as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps

    • C. 

      The first black female deacon in the A.M.E. Church

  • 7. 
    Jean Baptiste Pointe du Sable
    • A. 

      The Secret Schools where slave owners sent their slaves to be educated

    • B. 

      Chicago, IL

    • C. 

      New Orleans, LA