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Quiz about AfricanAmerican History
Quiz about AfricanAmerican History

African-American History | 20 Question History Multiple Choice Quiz


Some common (and not so common) questions about African-Americans who have made a significant impact on the entire world.

A multiple-choice quiz by Bethany139. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
Bethany139
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
6,257
Updated
Jun 17 23
# Qns
20
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
14 / 20
Plays
7711
Awards
Top 10% Quiz
Last 3 plays: mspurple54 (13/20), Guest 8 (11/20), Guest 108 (15/20).
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Question 1 of 20
1. Whose refusal to give up her seat on a public bus sparked a boycott of Montgomery, AL buses from 1955-1956? Hint


Question 2 of 20
2. What was the name of the organization founded by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.? Hint


Question 3 of 20
3. What was Malcolm X's birth name? Hint


Question 4 of 20
4. Who was the most famous conductor of the Underground Railroad? Hint


Question 5 of 20
5. Who founded PUSH? Hint


Question 6 of 20
6. Whose autobiography is entitled "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings"? Hint


Question 7 of 20
7. Who won four gold medals in the 1936 Olympics held in Berlin, Germany? Hint


Question 8 of 20
8. What boxer's original name is Cassius Clay? Hint


Question 9 of 20
9. What former slave published the newspaper "The North Star"? Hint


Question 10 of 20
10. Who was the first black woman to speak out publicly against slavery? Hint


Question 11 of 20
11. Who assassinated Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.? Hint


Question 12 of 20
12. What primarily black female college was founded by two white women in Atlanta, Georgia? Hint


Question 13 of 20
13. Which fourteen year old black boy was lynched for allegedly whistling at a white woman? Hint


Question 14 of 20
14. What is the oldest civil rights organization still working today?

Answer: (8 Words ... or 5 letters)
Question 15 of 20
15. Who founded the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama? Hint


Question 16 of 20
16. Who organized the Million Man March on October 16,1995? Hint


Question 17 of 20
17. Who wrote "Racism 101"? Hint


Question 18 of 20
18. Who was the first female Egyptian Pharoah? Hint


Question 19 of 20
19. Who founded the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party and was known as the '1st Lady of the Civil Rights Movement'? Hint


Question 20 of 20
20. Who founded the Universal Negro Improvement Association? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Whose refusal to give up her seat on a public bus sparked a boycott of Montgomery, AL buses from 1955-1956?

Answer: Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white man which resulted in a remarkable boycott of Montgomery buses which was led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
2. What was the name of the organization founded by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.?

Answer: Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC)

1957
3. What was Malcolm X's birth name?

Answer: Malcolm Little

Malcolm Little was his birth name, but he changed it to Malcolm X after becoming a member of the Nation of Islam.
4. Who was the most famous conductor of the Underground Railroad?

Answer: Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman was an escaped slave who made 19 trips back to the south in order to free over 300 people, despite a $40,000 reward on her head.
5. Who founded PUSH?

Answer: Rev. Jesse Jackson

Rev. Jackson founded PUSH which stands for People United to Serve Humanity.
6. Whose autobiography is entitled "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings"?

Answer: Maya Angelou

Published in 1970.
7. Who won four gold medals in the 1936 Olympics held in Berlin, Germany?

Answer: Jesse Owens

He beat two Olympic records and tied a third. He was a member of the winning 400 meter relay team, also a record beating win. Adolf Hitler refused to acknowledge Owens' success because he was black.
8. What boxer's original name is Cassius Clay?

Answer: Muhammad Ali

9. What former slave published the newspaper "The North Star"?

Answer: Frederick Douglass

10. Who was the first black woman to speak out publicly against slavery?

Answer: Maria Stewart

11. Who assassinated Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.?

Answer: James Earl Ray

Dr. King was assassinated on April 4, 1968 by James Earl Ray at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, TN.
12. What primarily black female college was founded by two white women in Atlanta, Georgia?

Answer: Spelman College

13. Which fourteen year old black boy was lynched for allegedly whistling at a white woman?

Answer: Emmett Till

Emmett Till was lynched in Money, Mississippi for allegedly whistling at a white woman. His alleged killers were acquitted.
14. What is the oldest civil rights organization still working today?

Answer: National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People

The NAACP was founded in 1909 by both blacks and whites and using the legal system to gain equality and justice.
15. Who founded the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama?

Answer: Booker T. Washington

16. Who organized the Million Man March on October 16,1995?

Answer: Louis Farrakhan

17. Who wrote "Racism 101"?

Answer: Nikki Giovanni

18. Who was the first female Egyptian Pharoah?

Answer: Sobeknefru

She ruled from c1789 BC for four years.
19. Who founded the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party and was known as the '1st Lady of the Civil Rights Movement'?

Answer: Fannie Lou Hamer

20. Who founded the Universal Negro Improvement Association?

Answer: Marcus Garvey

Marcus Garvey also started the Back-to-Africa movement and made popular the slogan 'Black is Beautiful'.
Source: Author Bethany139

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