What Do You Know About Black History?

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What Do You Know About Black History? - Quiz

Whenever you see or hear black people, the one thing that crosses your brain might be rapping, cool talking etc, right? But just like all other communities or races around the world, black people have a deep history too. It's not just about being "yo" or rap like lighting but historical events that will be asked in this quiz. So, do you know your history?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What was the first American Colony to abolish slavery?

    • A.

      New York

    • B.

      Alabama

    • C.

      Vermont

    • D.

      Florida

    • E.

      Ohio

    Correct Answer
    C. Vermont
    Explanation
    Vermont was the first American colony to abolish slavery. This northeastern state took this step in 1777, when it adopted its first constitution. The constitution included a provision that outlawed adult slavery, making Vermont the first territory in North America to do so. This decision was significant as it set a precedent for other states to follow in the years to come.

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  • 2. 

    What was the first black newspaper?

    • A.

      The Black Press

    • B.

      The Times

    • C.

      Journal Freedom

    • D.

      Freedom Papers

    • E.

      Freedom’s Journal

    Correct Answer
    E. Freedom’s Journal
    Explanation
    Freedom's Journal was the first black newspaper in the United States. It was founded in 1827 by John Russwurm and Samuel Cornish, two free African Americans. The newspaper aimed to provide a platform for the African American community to voice their concerns and fight against racial discrimination. It covered various topics such as abolitionism, education, and civil rights. Freedom's Journal played a significant role in promoting the abolitionist movement and advocating for equal rights for African Americans.

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  • 3. 

    Who was the first black astronaut to walk in space?

    • A.

      Bernard Harris, Jr.

    • B.

      Thomas Marshall

    • C.

      Michael Jackson

    • D.

      Nick Johnson

    • E.

      Harris Ford

    Correct Answer
    A. Bernard Harris, Jr.
    Explanation
    Bernard Harris, Jr. was the first black astronaut to walk in space. This makes him the correct answer to the question.

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  • 4. 

    Which black leader/ activist has given this amazing speech "I have a dream"?

    • A.

      Martin Luther King Sr.

    • B.

      Martin Luther King Jr.

    • C.

      Martin Luther King III

    • D.

      None of above.

    Correct Answer
    B. Martin Luther King Jr.
    Explanation
    Martin Luther King Jr. is the correct answer because he is the black leader and activist who delivered the famous speech titled "I have a dream." This iconic speech was given during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on August 28, 1963. King's powerful words and vision for equality and civil rights have had a profound impact on the history of the United States and the world.

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  • 5. 

    Who was the first African American to serve as a US Supreme Court Justice?

    • A.

      Charles Hamilton Houston

    • B.

      Thurgood Marshall

    • C.

      Clarence Thomas

    • D.

      William Henry Hastie

    Correct Answer
    B. Thurgood Marshall
    Explanation
    Thurgood Marshall was the first African American to serve as a US Supreme Court Justice. He was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1967 by President Lyndon B. Johnson. Marshall played a significant role in the civil rights movement and was known for his work as a lawyer for the NAACP, where he successfully argued the landmark case Brown v. Board of Education. Throughout his career, Marshall fought for racial equality and justice, making him a pivotal figure in American history.

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  • 6. 

    Who was the first African American to win an Academy Award?

    • A.

      Dorothy Dandridge

    • B.

      Sidney Poitier

    • C.

      Hattie McDaniel

    • D.

      Halle Berry

    Correct Answer
    C. Hattie McDaniel
    Explanation
    Hattie McDaniel was the first African American to win an Academy Award. She won the award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the film "Gone with the Wind" in 1939. McDaniel's win was groundbreaking as it marked the first time an African American had been recognized and honored by the Academy. Her achievement paved the way for future African American actors and actresses in the film industry.

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  • 7. 

    Who was the first African American to perform at the White House?

    • A.

      Louis Armstrong

    • B.

      B.B. King

    • C.

      "Blind Tom" Wiggins

    • D.

      Aretha Franklin

    Correct Answer
    C. "Blind Tom" Wiggins
    Explanation
    "Blind Tom" Wiggins was the first African American to perform at the White House. He was a renowned pianist and composer who gained recognition for his exceptional musical talent in the 19th century. Despite being blind and born into slavery, Wiggins overcame numerous obstacles to become a celebrated performer. His groundbreaking performance at the White House marked an important milestone in African American history and paved the way for future Black artists to showcase their talents in prestigious venues.

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  • 8. 

    What year was the Thirteenth Amendment ratified, abolishing slavery?

    • A.

      1872

    • B.

      1867

    • C.

      1865

    • D.

      1862

    Correct Answer
    C. 1865
    Explanation
    The Thirteenth Amendment, which abolished slavery in the United States, was ratified in 1865. This amendment marked a significant milestone in American history, as it officially ended the institution of slavery and granted freedom to millions of enslaved individuals. The year 1865 is widely recognized as the correct answer for this question.

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