Famous Virgin Islanders Quiz

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  • 1. 
    Recognized as an outstanding educator who devoted his lifetime to education on St. Croix. His service spanned a period of thirty-one years and in 1985, he was inducted into the Virgin Islands Education Hall of Fame. In 1958 a new school was named in his honor.
    • A. 

      Claude Osmond Markoe

    • B. 

      Ricardo Richards

    • C. 

      Charles H Emanuel

  • 2. 
    Known as one of the territory's most assertive yet controversial leaders, who devoted his life to furthering the cause of civil rights for Virgin Islanders, a public square in Charlotte Amalie was renamed in his honor. 
    • A. 

      Melvin Evans

    • B. 

      Archie Alexander

    • C. 

      Rothschild Francis

  • 3. 
    In 1971, after fifty-four years of courageous and dedicated service as an educator a Junior High School in Christiansted was renamed in her honor. 
    • A. 

      Juanita Gardine

    • B. 

      Elena L. Christian

    • C. 

      John H. Woodson

  • 4. 
    Born in 1908 on St Croix, she devoted her to life to education in the Virgin Islands. During the 47 years of service she received many honors from the community in recognition of her services. In 1959, a newly constructed elementary school in the Savan area was named after her. 
    • A. 

      Edith Williams

    • B. 

      Jane E. Tuitt

    • C. 

      Lew Muckle

  • 5. 
    Born in 1960, and nicknamed ‘The Hawk’. A three-time world champion of the middleweight and junior middleweight boxing division. He was, and is considered to be one of the hardest pound-for-pound punchers of all time. A well-known road was named in his honor. 
    • A. 

      Nick Holiday

    • B. 

      Julian Jackson

    • C. 

      Emile Griffith

  • 6. 
    The 2nd elected governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands who was tremendously popular and admired for his charisma and the tough, no-nonsense character of his administration. In recognition and appreciation of his years of "faithful and dedicated services" a very well known landmark frequented by tourist and locals daily was named in his honor in 1984. 
    • A. 

      Henry E. Rohlsen

    • B. 

      Cyril E. King

    • C. 

      Clayton J. Loyd

  • 7. 
    A former professional boxer and the first fighter from the US Virgin Islands ever to become a world champion. Known for his controversial third fight with Benny Paret as one of the most shocking and brutal events in boxing history. A documentary of his life, ‘Ring of Fire’ aired on HBO and a park was named in his honor. 
    • A. 

      Julian Jackson

    • B. 

      Emile Griffith

    • C. 

      Joe Christopher

  • 8. 
    Born in 1912 and devoted 40 years of public service to the people of the Virgin Islands, in 1974 a public grammar school in Christiansted was re-named in this persons honor. 
    • A. 

      Juanita F. Gardine

    • B. 

      Arthur A. Richards

    • C. 

      Julian Jackson

  • 9. 
    During the 20 years as senator of St John, his goal was always to improve conditions on the island. In 1957 a school was named in his honor, in recognition of his service in legislature and interest in educational development on the island. 
    • A. 

      Oswald Harris

    • B. 

      Ralph O. Wheatley

    • C. 

      Julius E. Sprauve

  • 10. 
    An elderly person’s home was named after an influential educator and civic leader who was the first female elected to the Virgin Islands Legislature in 1954. 
    • A. 

      Lucinda Millin

    • B. 

      Pearl M. Pearson

    • C. 

      Addelita Cancryn

  • 11. 
    In commemoration of his contributions, a local holiday was designated in his honor, in addition to the naming of a housing project. This holiday is celebrated on St. Croix with music, food, speeches and reenactments. 
    • A. 

      D. Hamilton Jackson

    • B. 

      Martin Luther King Jr

    • C. 

      Jane E. Tuitt

  • 12. 
    A Senator known for improving the lives of V.I. residents by creating a middle class, he served 13 terms on the St Thomas Municipal Council and as a result, the Legislative chambers on St. Thomas were named in his honor. 
    • A. 

      Earle B. Ottley

    • B. 

      William H. Hastie

    • C. 

      Juan F. Luis

  • 13. 
    The last presidentially-appointed governor, the first elected governor and the first Virgin Islander named ambassador to the island of Trinidad and Tobago, a highway was named in this persons honor.
    • A. 

      Melvin Evans

    • B. 

      William H. Hastie

    • C. 

      Queen Mary

  • 14. 
    After immigrating to St Thomas in 1912 he set up residence on the north side of St Thomas. He purchased land and emerged as a powerful leader and engineer. He donated land to the Catholic Church and local government. A school built on the donated land was renamed in honor of his great community spirit, donations and good works.  
    • A. 

      Jose Antonio Jarvis

    • B. 

      Joseph Sibilly

    • C. 

      E Benjamin Oliver

  • 15. 
    Born during Danish rule of the three islands he participated in shaping the local government as it progressed from the status of a colony to an unincorporated territory. A ball field was named in his honor. 
    • A. 

      Rudy Krieger

    • B. 

      Dr. David C. Canegata

    • C. 

      Emile Griffith

  • 16. 
    The first woman to occupy a cabinet position and took part in establishing the very first high school library in St Thomas. In 1978, the St. Thomas Public Library was named in recognition of her contributions. 
    • A. 

      Florence Williams

    • B. 

      Elaine Ione Sprauve

    • C. 

      Enid M. Baa

  • 17. 
    One of the first historians to write about the history of the Virgin Islands, this person wrote specifically for high school students on the history of territory. In 1970 a school was named in their honor after twenty one years as principal.
    • A. 

      Jose Antonio Jarvis

    • B. 

      Joseph Gomez

    • C. 

      Joseph Sibilly

  • 18. 
    A nursing pioneer in the Virgin Islands and for the first 20 years the only health care provider on St John. An ambulance and health care center were named in her honor. 
    • A. 

      Myrah Keating Smith

    • B. 

      Kund Handsen

    • C. 

      Elda Schulterbrandt

  • 19. 
    Born in 1913 on St John, this person devoted over 40 years of service in the Virgin Islands in the department of education, molding the lives of hundreds of Virgin Islanders. After serving many years as principal-teacher at the Benjamin Franklin School in St John, the school was renamed in his honor in June 1975. 
    • A. 

      Joseph Gomez

    • B. 

      Guy H. Benjamin

    • C. 

      Alfredo Andrews

  • 20. 
    In 1840 a school was founded by the Moravian Missionaries for the primary purpose of educating children of the slaves. In 1953, this person became the principal-teacher. In 1979, after 27 years as principal-teacher, the school was renamed in their honor for their outstanding contribution to education in the Virgin Islands. 
    • A. 

      Guy Benjamin

    • B. 

      Paul E Joseph

    • C. 

      Ulla F. Muller