Black History Quiz

History is not something that comes directly to ones mind.Some facts are a given,and some takes deep research.If many people took the time and read maybe once or twice the struggle and importance of the people who sacrificed and made a way for African Americans,they would appreciate life as we know it now.Not everything was as smooth or flowing as the wind.This quiz is a reminder,a guide.A complete history lesson on many of the people and events that are important today.

If there is a fact or event that you never got the chance to read or learn on,here is your chance.I hope you find it enjoying and I hiope you learn much from it.

Created by: Kyera
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1. In what year did slavery end?
2. Which of the following percentages most nearly represents the number of African Americans in the U.S. during the slave trade?
3. This group of people led by former Confederate army officers, were a secret terrorist organization,known as the what?
Ku Klux Klan
The Terrorists
Soviet Union
4. In 1857 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Dred Scott and every black in the U.S. ____?
non citizens
5. This era was considered the one of the best times in history but also a short lived one,introducing new ways of art,poetry and especially music.
Black era
Civil Rights Movement
Harlem Renaissance
Jazz Era
6. This famous African American was the author of,'Their Eyes were watching God',and 'Dust Tracks on a Road'?
Claude McKay
Alex Haley
Maya Angelou
Zora Neal Hurston
7. This famous Baltimore Native was known for her contribution to the music industry with unforgettable songs like "Them there Eyes" and " God Bless The Child"
Lena Horne
Billie Holiday
Bessie Smith
Ethel Waters
8. All of these are restrictions against blacks except what?
Black Codes
Jim Crow
9. Garrett Morgan is responsible for which two inventions?
traffic light, gas mask
traffic light,cars
gas mask,stop sign
stop sign,traffic cones
10. Arthur Ashe was a famous ____?
basketball player
tennis player
golf player
11. Charles Drew is responsible for which of the following?
plastic surgery
blood banks
12. Slaves were taken where after being captured?
13. Jackie Robinson was the first African American to do what?
enter major league baseball
write a book
break a white mans record
hit a home run at Yankees Stadium
14. In Brown vs. Board of Education,Brown was the representation of what as a whole?
The Brown family
the nation
the school for blacks
the Brown firm
15. Blacks and Whites joining together,traveling state to state on greyhounds and trains,where known as ___?
Freedom Riders
Salt n Pepa
Mixed transit riders
bus boycotters
16. A ___,was when blacks and whites joined together in resturaunts,etc.,fighting non violently to be served equally.
17. Which of the following is considered the birthplace of jazz?
New York
New Orleans
18. He was the lead singer for the Teenagers,who went out onhis own and died at an early age from drug overdose.His hits include "Goody Goody" and "Why do fools fall in love"
Marvin Gaye
David Ruffin
Frankie Lymon
Ralph Tresvant
19. She is the daughter of Diana Ross,and plays Joan Clayton on the hit tv show 'Girlfriends'.
Rhonda Ross
Persia White
Tracee Ellis Ross
Golden Brooks
20. She starred as Tina Turner in the biography 'What's Love Got To Do With It'.She set cars on fire in 'Waiting to Exhale',and held it down for mama Jackson in 'The American Dream'.
Loretta Devine
Angela Bassett
Whitney Houston
Halle Berry
21. He created the scariest rebellion killing many white men,women and children.He put his life on the line for the freedom of his people,and the honor and respect from his ancestors.
Dred Scott
Claude McKay
Nat Turner
Paul Williams
22. He started the "Back to Africa Movement",and was later deported back to his homeland in Jamaica.
Marcus Garvey
Albert Johnson
Kunta Kente
Malcolm X
23. She was the first African American to publish her writings
Phyllis Wheatly
Ida B. Wells
Mae Jemison
Sojourner Truth
24. This line is taken from which of the following speeches...."we hold these truths to be self evident that all men are created equal"
What is Man?
I Have A Dream
Free At Last
We Shall Overcome
25. Malcolm X was also known as whom?
Malcolm Shabazz
Muhammed Ali
Hajj Shabazz
El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz
26. These two famous rappers both died as a result of the East Coast vs West Coast rivalry.
Tupac and Notorious B.I.G
Pimp C and Big Pun
Jam Master J and Biggie
27. This famous actor starred in Blade and New Jack City.
Wesley Snipes
Omar Gooding
Allan Payne
Tyler Perry
28. The vernacular term for an informal establishment featuring blues music, dancing, and alcoholic drinks, primarily operated by African American people in the southeastern United States is referred to as what?
Hotel parties
Juke Joint
Birnam Woods
The Basement
29. 'Shug' is a famous character from which of the following?
The Pj's
The Color Purple
Women on Brewster Place
30. Who wrote "Lift Every Voice and Sing"?
Langston Hughes
Alex Haley
James Weldon Johnson
Claude McKay
31. 'Queen' is the beautifully written story about whose grandmother?
Zora Neal Hurston
Alex Haley
Maya Angelou
32. Many African Americans attempted and escaped to where in search of freedom?
nearby cities better than theirs
underground railroad
33. Rosa Parks was the center and main cause of which historical event?
Little Rock 9
Montgomery Bus Boycott
March on Washington
34. As a plan to desegregate schools,nine African American teenagers were sent to Arkansas' all white school.This is known as the what?
Brown vs. Board of Education
Little Rock 9
Plessy vs. Furgeson
35. Which of the following promised African Americans their freedom first,if they joined their side at war?
The British
36. What are Seminoles
black organizations
diners and resturaunts
children mixed with Native American and African American blood/kin
37. This railway that traveled back and forth from North to South was known as the ______ railroad?
New York
B & O
38. True or false: Many African Americans also traveled West of the U.S. in search for freedom?
39. Mychal Bell,Robert Bailey Jr,Theo Shaw,Carwin Jones and Bryant Purvis were of which historical event
black rebellions
Million Man March
Jenna 6
Freedom Riders
40. Black History month was first known as black history _____?

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