Spreading Good News (Post 760 – BLACK HISTORY MONTH: Quiz II)

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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.

I posted Quiz I and its answers yesterday; here is Quiz II.  The answers follow the quiz.

Again, you may be intrigued enough to want to learn more!

Black History Month:  Quiz II

Black History Month 11. What was the nickname for the all-Black 332d Fighter Group of the U.S. Army Air Corps, which escorted Allied bombers through European airspace on 1,578 missions during World War II?

2. Who developed the first major African American-sponsored shopping center, Progress Plaza, in Philadelphia, PA?

3. The hymn, “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing,” by James Weldon Johnson, was meant to celebrate whose birthday?

4. A pitcher in the Negro Baseball League for 25 years, developer of the bat-badger, jumpball, and drooper, he was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1971–name him.

5. Besides being a movie director, composer, author and semi-pro basketball player, he was a photographer for Life magazine from 1948 to 1972.

6. Having worked as an elevator operator for four dollars weekly, he achieved fame upon publication of Lyrics of Lowly Life in 1896.

7. In what year did amateur night at New York’s famous Apollo Theater begin?

8. Who holds the record of 100 points scored in a single NBA game?

9. Despite a 1792 discriminatory law against Blacks in the new U.S. military, which of the country’s armed forces began to enlist free blacks in the 1790′s?

10.  What service did the first African American female millionaire, Madame C. J. Walker provide?

11. What tennis champion and golfer earned her place in the Black Hall of Fame in 1974?

12. This graduate of Yale Law School was appointed commissioner and chairman of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission by President Ronald Reagan in 1982.

13. In this tribute to 1960′s R&B groups, Robert Townsend acted in and directed this movie–name it.

14.  Who founded the first major African American national union, the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters?

15. Who won the Ladies World Figure Skating Championship in 1986?

16. Name an African American enterprise that you patronize.

17. A scholar of West Indian dance and culture, she also, originated the role of Georgia Browne in the 1940 Broadway musical, Cabin in the Sky.

18. In what field was 44% of the doctorate degrees awarded in 1995 to African Americans, according to the National Research Council?

19.  Who founded the National Negro Business League?

20. At age 76, this former slave and eminent scientist narrated a 1940 documentary dramatizing his struggles and successes to a young boy pondering the options for the future.



1.    The Tuskegee Airmen
2.    Leon Howard Sullivan
3.    Abraham Lincoln
4.    Satchel Paige
5.    Gordon Parks
6.    Paul Lawrence Dunbar
7.    1934
8.    Wilt Chamberlin
9.    U.S. Navy
10.  Hair styling process for African American women
11.  Althea Gibson
12.  Clarence Thomas
13.  The Five Heartbeats
14.  A. Philip Randolph
15.  Debi Thomas
16.  [You provide]
17.  Katherine Dunham
18.  Education
19.  Booker T. Washington
20.  George Washington Carver



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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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2 Responses to Spreading Good News (Post 760 – BLACK HISTORY MONTH: Quiz II)

  1. Sandra says:

    I did better today. Ironically I heard about number two a couple of days ago.

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