Test Your Black History Month Knowledge!

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Test Your Black History Month Knowledge!

Do you know that African Americans have a very interesting history and some of it is very sad but there are definitely some leaders who have made a major difference through the struggle they go through? Do you know all there is to know about African-American black history in the United States? Take this quiz and find out now how much you know!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What amendment to the United States Constitution stated “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous conditions of servitude?”
    • A. 

      15th

    • B. 

      13th

    • C. 

      14th

    • D. 

      16th

  • 2. 
    Who founded Tuskegee Institute in Alabama?
    • A. 

      Booker T. Washington

    • B. 

      George Washington Carver

    • C. 

      W.E.B. DuBois

    • D. 

      A. Philip Randolph

  • 3. 
    Which of the following civil rights organizations is the oldest?
    • A. 

      Southern Christian Leadership Conference

    • B. 

      Student Non-Violence Coordinating Committee

    • C. 

      National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

    • D. 

      Congress of Racial Equality

  • 4. 
    Who was the African American lawyer who argued for the plaintiffs in Brown v. Board of Education, Topeka?
    • A. 

      W.E.B. DuBois

    • B. 

      Clarence Thomas

    • C. 

      Julian Bond

    • D. 

      Thurgood Marshall

  • 5. 
    Where did President Eisenhower send troops to uphold the Brown v. Board of Education decision after the state’s governor blocked African American students from attending there?
    • A. 

      Greensboro High School, North Carolina

    • B. 

      Central High School – Little Rock, Arkansas

    • C. 

      Fisk High School – Nashville, Tennessee

    • D. 

      Topeka High School, Kansas

  • 6. 
    Who was the first African American Olympian to win a gold medal?
    • A. 

      John Baxter Taylor

    • B. 

      Jesse Owens

    • C. 

      Carl Lewis

    • D. 

      Wilma Rudolph

  • 7. 
    The first African American actor/actress to win an Oscar was...
    • A. 

      Sidney Portier

    • B. 

      Denzel Washington

    • C. 

      Hattie McDaniels

    • D. 

      Diana Ross

  • 8. 
    Famous neurosurgeon at John Hopkins who is known for successfully separating conjoined twins.
    • A. 

      Daniel Williams

    • B. 

      Rebecca Crumpler

    • C. 

      Benjamin Carson

    • D. 

      William Augustus Hinton

  • 9. 
    Who is known as the “Father of the Blues”?
    • A. 

      B.B. King

    • B. 

      W.C. Handy

    • C. 

      Louis Armstrong

    • D. 

      Duke Ellington