Magazine article Ebony

What Is Your Black History IQ?

Magazine article Ebony

What Is Your Black History IQ?

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Our second Black History Quiz is designed to test your knowledge of facts that should be known to all Americans. Give yourself two points for every correct answer. If you score less than 70, you are, according to Black history partisans, culturally deprived and should run to the nearest library and check out a book on Black history. Share your copy with a White friend and find out what his/her BLACK SAT score is.

1. The first Negro History Week was celebrated in a. February 1960. b. February 1926. c. February 1915. 2. The following statement is true: a. An estimated 5,000 Black soldiers fought in the American Army in the Revolutionary War. b. An estimated 1,000 Black soldiers fought in the American Army in the Revolutionary War. c. There were no Black soldiers in the American Army in the Revolutionary War. 3. The following statement is true: a. An estimated 10,000 Black soldiers fought in the Union Army in the Civil War. b. An estimated 185,000 Black soldiers fought in the Union Army in the Civil War. c. There were no Black soldiers in the Union Army in the Civil War. 4. African-Americans were freed in America a. by the 13th Amendment. b. by the Second Confiscation Act of 1862. c. by the Emancipation Proclamation. 5. The founder of Chicago, Illinois, was a. A meatpacker named Philip Danforth Armour. b. A free Black man named Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable. c. A politician named Joseph Daley 6. The first Black to receive a major government appointment in the U.S. was a. Frederick Douglass. b. John Jackson. c. William Frederick. 7. The first Black woman to receive a major government appointment in the U.S. was a. Shirley Chisholm. b. Mary McLeod Bethune. c. Mary Church Terrell. 8. The first Black U.S. senator was a. Hiram R. Revels. b. Blanche Kelso Bruce. c. P.B.S. Pinchback. 9. The first Black governor of a U.S. state was a. L. Douglas Wilder of Virginia. b. P.B.S. Pinchback of Louisiana. c. William Hastie in the Virgin Islands. 10. The first Black in the House of Representatives was a. Joseph H. Rainey of South Carolina. b. William Dawson of Illinois. c. Adam Clayton Powell of New York. 11. The first Black in the major leagues in modern times was Jackie Robinson, who joined the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15,1947. …

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