Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

Black Issues Quiz

Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

Black Issues Quiz

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The Black Issues Quiz offers you an opportunity to test your knowledge on the people, places, issues, and history surrounding the struggle for academic equity. Each question is based on information published in the current or previous editions of Black Issues In Higher Education and is worth 10 points.

A perfect score of 100 grants membership in the prestigious and mythical Phi BIQeta Kappa honors society; a score of 80 to 90 grants membership in the honor society of BIQ Brains; a score of 60 to 70 grants membership in the society of Not So BIQ Brains; and a score of 50 or below grants membership in the Reading Black Issues Is Fundamental program.

Think you are smart? Go ahead, give R a try! (Answer key appears at the bottom of the page.)

1 The UNCF Merck Fellows
awards go to students
interested in:

A -- biomedical research
B -- chemistry
C -- business
D -- computer engineering

2 Which institution led the nation
in the production of African American
baccalaureate degrees in 1995?

A -- Howard University
B -- City College of New York
C -- North Carolina A&T University
D -- Florida A&M University

3 In October 1997, who
was selected president
of Wayne State University?

A -- Dr. Robert Michael Franklin Jr.
B -- John Garland
C -- Dr. Steve A. Favors
D -- Dr. Irvin D. Reid

4 Which institution became the fourth
historically Black college or university
to be awarded a Phi Beta Kappa Chapter?

A -- Florida A&M University
B -- Tuskegee University
C -- Spelman College
D -- Hampton University

5 Which state showed the largest
increase (percentagewise) in state
higher education appropriations
between the fiscal years of 1995 and 1997?

A -- Nevada
B -- California
C -- Georgia
D -- Florida

6 Fill in the blank: In discussing the disparity
in the educational opportunities in Alabama
between Blacks and Whites following last
year's release of the Southern Education
Foundation's report Miles to Go, Joe Reed,
president of the Alabama Education Association
and a trustee at Alabama State University said,
"I think that one of the mistakes that we Blacks
have made over the years is that we have
downplayed the contribution -- have
made to our communities. … 
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