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Cite Black History Month Trivia Contest - Quiz


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 CITENational@gmail. 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

    Correct Answer
    A. The first black jockey to win the Kentucky Derby three times
    Explanation
    Isaac Murphy was the first black jockey to win the Kentucky Derby three times. This achievement is significant because it broke racial barriers in horse racing during a time of racial segregation and discrimination. Murphy's success paved the way for future black jockeys and demonstrated his exceptional skills and talent in the sport. His legacy as a trailblazer in horse racing is recognized and celebrated.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. A band of black unsung heroes Pea Island in North Carolina
    Explanation
    The Black Lifesavers refers to a group of black unsung heroes who served as lifesavers on Pea Island in North Carolina. They were a band of courageous individuals who risked their lives to save others, despite facing racial discrimination and adversity. Their heroic actions and dedication make them unsung heroes in the history of lifesaving.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. An operation that provided vital supplies to the front lines during World War II
    Explanation
    The Red Ball Express was an operation during World War II that played a crucial role in delivering essential supplies to the front lines. It involved a fleet of trucks that transported fuel, ammunition, and other provisions to support the Allied forces. The operation was named after the red ball symbol that was used to mark the route for these trucks. By ensuring a steady flow of supplies, the Red Ball Express helped to sustain the troops and contribute to the success of the Allied war effort.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Being the first black to hold a federal position when he was hired by the Boston Post Office
    Explanation
    William Cooper Neill is known for being the first black to hold a federal position when he was hired by the Boston Post Office. This achievement is significant as it broke barriers and paved the way for other black individuals to hold positions of authority and responsibility within the federal government. Neill's appointment marked an important step towards equality and representation in the workforce.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Founded the Black Masons
    Explanation
    Prince Hall (1735? - 1805) is known for founding the Black Masons. This organization, also known as the Prince Hall Freemasonry, was established in the late 18th century and became an important institution for African Americans. Prince Hall played a significant role in creating a space for black individuals within the Masonic fraternity, providing opportunities for education, social support, and community empowerment. His efforts in founding the Black Masons helped to foster unity and solidarity among African Americans during a time of racial discrimination and inequality.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. The first black female deacon in the A.M.E. Church
    Explanation
    Julia A.J. Foote was the first black female deacon in the A.M.E. Church. This means that she held a significant position within the church and played a crucial role in its leadership and ministry. Her appointment as a deacon was groundbreaking, as it marked a significant milestone for black women in religious leadership. Foote's accomplishment paved the way for future generations of black women to serve in similar roles within the church and helped to challenge societal norms and gender barriers.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Chicago, IL
    Explanation
    Jean Baptiste Pointe du Sable is known as the founder of Chicago, Illinois. He was a Haitian-French fur trader and the first permanent non-indigenous settler in the area that is now Chicago. He established a trading post and a farm, which eventually grew into the city of Chicago. Therefore, the correct answer is Chicago, IL.

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