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Black American History

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Black American History game quiz
"The African-American has a proud history. This quiz is in honor of all those who advanced the African-American quest for their civil rights."

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1. What famous American was presented with the Medal of Freedom by President Lyndon Johnson in December 1963?
    Martin Luther King Jr.
    Ralph Bunche
    Thurgood Marshall
    W.E.B. DuBois


2. Which female athlete won silver in the heptathlon at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympcis, then gold in 1988 and 1992, earning her the accolade of "the greatest multi-event female athlete in history"? (She was the first female to break 7,000 points in this event in July 1986).
    Josephine Baker
    Judith Jameson
    Jackie Joyner Kersee
    Mae Johnson


3. Who completed the novel 'Go Tell It On the Mountain' in 1953?
    W.E.B.DuBois
    James Baldwin
    Ralph Bunche
    Wynton Marsalis


4. Who earned a Master's Degree in Agriculture in 1896 at Iowa State Agricultural College?
    George Washington Carver
    Dred Scott
    Booker T. Washington
    Alex Haley


5. Who did President Kennedy nominate for Judge of the 2nd Court of Appeals in 1961?
    Colin Powell
    Ralph Bunche
    Clarence Thomas
    Thurgood Marshall


6. Who was the first African-American to serve as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff?
    Ralph Bunche
    Clarence Thomas
    Ralph Abernathy
    Colin Powell


7. Who said, 'I never run my train off the track and never lost a passenger'?
    Ida B. Wells-Barnett
    Sojourner Truth
    Harriet Tubman
    Mae Johnson


8. Who was born Caryn Elaine Johnson?
    Whoopi Goldberg
    Dorothy Dandridge
    Lena Horne
    Josephine Baker


9. Who said,'Certainly I don't want to die, but if anyone has to die let it be me'?
    Colin Powell
    Ralph Abernathy
    Martin Luther King Jr.
    Jesse Jackson


10. What journalist and writer was born in Ithaca N.Y. and grew up in Tennessee?
    James Baldwin
    Alex Haley
    W.E.B. DuBois
    Jesse Jackson


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