Spreading Good News (Post 759 – BLACK HISTORY MONTH: Quiz I)

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We all should know more about the contributions that African-Americans have made in the fields of science and medicine, as well as art, music, the written word, sports, and just-everyday life.

During “Black History Month,” (February) I will continue Spreading Good News about Black History on Monday through Thursday.  On Fridays, I will keep posting the very popular “Funny Friday” pieces!

I hope you enjoy this piece of Black History!



“It’s true that Black History has been suppressed or ignored in telling the story of the history of the world.  For decades, almost on a daily basis, Black people fight for the truth to be heard.  And many times, the Black community gets exasperated over the fact that so many others are ignorant to the contributions and history of Black people.  However, traditional education has not shined the light on Black achievements for ANYONE to see, and, for the most part, Blacks are as ignorant to our history as we accuse others of being.

Below is an informational quiz for your own pleasure.  Somebody sent it to me, and I thought it to be an excellent start for all of us to learn a little more about the history of Black people in America. . . as I’m not ashamed to admit that there are plenty of questions on these quizzes that I didn’t know the answer to, either.  Have at it, peeps ….”

~ Author unknown

NOTE FROM JOYCE:  As mentioned above, the author of these comments is unknown, but I wholeheartedly agree with the comments.  There are two quizzes.  I’m posting Quiz I today and Quiz II tomorrow.  The answers follow the quiz.

You may be intrigued enough to want to learn more!  (I was totally shocked to learn that there was an African American car manufacturer in the United States in 1916!!)

Black History Month:  Quiz I

Black History Month 11. Who told the Senate Armed Services Committee in 1948 that he would urge black youths to resist the draft, unless discrimination was banned?

2. What was the only Southern state to permit slave enlistments in the military in 1780?

3. What was the first Black-owned company to be traded on the New York Stock Exchange?

4. Who was the first African American car manufacturer in 1916?

5. What was the first all-Black religious denomination in the United States?

6. Which European nation was the first to stop trading African slaves to the United States in 1794?

7. Who organized the 1941 exhibition, “Afro-American Art on Both Continents,” which included the works of Romare Bearden and the Delaney Brothers?

8. Name the author who wrote The Third Life of Grange Copeland, published in 1970?

9. Who was the three time Super Bowl champion player who returned to his Florida alma mater to receive his bachelor’s degree in 1996?

10. Who wrote the script for the 1975 hit, Cooley High?

11. Denzel Washington played in what 1981 Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Charles Fuller?

12. Who was the only other black actress to win the Academy Award’s Best Supporting Actress Oscar since Hattie McDaniel in 1939?

13. Who sang Martin Luther King, Jr.’s favorite gospel song, “Precious Lord, Take My Hand,” after his funeral procession in 1968?

14. When did James Del Rio become the first African American mortgage banker? 1953?  1976?  1989?  1947?

15. In 1990 the Mystery Writers of America nominated this novel, written by Walter Mosley, as best of the year.

16. By the eighteenth century, what colony was the leader in the slave trade?

17. In what year did Harriet Tubman escape from slavery?

18.  Name an African American enterprise that you patronize.

19. During the nineteenth century, how many states had laws prohibiting interracial marriage?

20. Which state east of the Mississippi was the first to give African American women the right to vote, in 1913?



1.   A. Philip Randolph
2.   Maryland
3.   BET Holdings
4.   Charles Richard Patterson and his son, Frederick Douglass Patterson
5.   The African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME)
6.   France
7.   Alain Locke
8.   Alice Walker
9.    Emmitt Smith
10.  Eric Monte
11.  A Soldier’s Story
12.  Whoopi Goldberg
13.  Mahalia Jackson
14.  1953
15.  Devil in a Blue Dress
16.  Rhode Island
17.  1849
18.  (You provide)
19.  Thirty-eight
20.  Illinois


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~ Joyce Fields



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About Line of Serenity (Joyce Fields)

As a thought leader for today's generation, I choose to be part of the solution and am doing things that positively impact people's lives. In addition to being a happy, married (since 1967!) woman, sister, aunt, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, I have over 40 years' experience in "Corporate America": Stenographer, Secretary, Supervisor, Analyst, Office Manager, Executive Assistant. I am also a professional proofreader and the author of 10 books (mostly non-fiction)--http://www.GoodShortBooks.com).
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4 Responses to Spreading Good News (Post 759 – BLACK HISTORY MONTH: Quiz I)

  1. Sandra says:

    My score was horrible! I hope to do better tomorrow.

  2. balding2soon says:

    A very learning experiencing for me thank you!

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