HP DC Ben Black History Triva - "Women In African American History"

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Black History Month Interactive Triva Quiz"Women in African American History"


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Phillis Wheatley is famous for being the
    • A. 

      First African American woman millionaire

    • B. 

      First African American female Senator

    • C. 

      First published African American poet

    • D. 

      First woman in America to vote in an election

  • 2. 
    Her statue, "The Death of Cleopatra," was lost after it was displayed at the 1878 Chicago Exposition. Where was it found?
    • A. 

      In a cellar at the Smithsonian

    • B. 

      In an art collection in Rome

    • C. 

      Decorating the grave of a race horse

    • D. 

      On display at a night club

  • 3. 
    Who resigned from the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) in protest, after the DAR refused Marian Anderson permission to sing in a DAR hall?
    • A. 

      Martha Washington

    • B. 

      Eleanor Roosevelt

    • C. 

      Edith Wilson

    • D. 

      Mary Church Terrell

  • 4. 
    She was US Ambassador to New Zealand:
    • A. 

      Carol Moseley Braun

    • B. 

      Fanny Elssler

    • C. 

      Josephine San Martin

    • D. 

      Hattie Caraway

  • 5. 
    She was the first African American to win a Pulitzer Prize:
    • A. 

      Maya Angelou

    • B. 

      Gwendolyn Brooks

    • C. 

      Molly Ivins

    • D. 

      Toni Morrison

  • 6. 
    The first African American to win the Nobel Prize for Literature was
    • A. 

      Maya Angelou

    • B. 

      Oprah Winfrey

    • C. 

      Gwendolyn Brooks

    • D. 

      Toni Morrison

  • 7. 
    Maggie Lena Walker of Richmond, Virginia, is known for her achievement as a
    • A. 

      Track and field star

    • B. 

      Silent movie actress

    • C. 

      Bank president

    • D. 

      Civil War spy

  • 8. 
    Ida B. Wells-Barnett is best known for her work:
    • A. 

      Against lynching

    • B. 

      For public housing

    • C. 

      Against woman suffrage

    • D. 

      For temperance

  • 9. 
    The first African American woman lawyer in the United States admitted to the bar (Washington, DC)
    • A. 

      Was a key figure in the Brown v. Board of Education case

    • B. 

      Married a newspaper publisher and wrote many articles on civil rights

    • C. 

      Became a leader in the temperance movement

    • D. 

      Moved to New York and taught public school in Brooklyn

  • 10. 
    She was born during the Civil War and died shortly after the Supreme Court decision, Brown v. Board of Education. The first black woman to be a high school principal in Washington, DC, she was first president of the National Association of Colored Women. She was:
    • A. 

      Ida B. Wells-Barnett

    • B. 

      Mary Church Terrell

    • C. 

      Althea Gibson

    • D. 

      Mary McLeod Bethune