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Black Educators, Intellectuals, and Politicians Quiz

During Black History Month, test your knowledge of famous African American educators, intellectuals, and politicians.

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During Black History Month, test your knowledge of famous African American educators, intellectuals, and politicians.

1. Hiram Revels, the first African-American U.S. senator, took his oath of office on which date?

  • May 6, 1935
  • February 25, 1870
  • January 11, 1910

2. U.S. representative Barbara Jordan earned which distinction in 1976?

  • She became the first female African-American keynote speaker at a national political convention.
  • She headed the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
  • She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

3. Who founded Tuskegee Institute, one of the leading African-American educational institutions in America, in 1881?

  • Booker T. Washington
  • George Washington Carver
  • Frederick Douglass

4. Mary Mcleod Bethune, a founder of Bethune-Cookman College and the National Council of Negro Women, also served in which capacity?

  • She organized the racial integration of the national Red Cross.
  • She was a special adviser on minority affairs to President Franklin Roosevelt.
  • She wrote an influential biography of Frederick Douglass.

5. African-American political scientist Ralph Bunche won the 1950 Nobel Peace Prize for which achievement?

  • He mediated the Arab-Israeli truce in 1948.
  • He worked to integrate the US armed forces during World War II.
  • He organized relief efforts to help victims of famine in eastern Africa.

6. Marian Wright Edelman, a successful lawyer and activist, established which organization in 1973?

  • Children's Defense Fund
  • Operation PUSH
  • Habitat for Humanity

7. Author, educator, and civil rights activist W.E.B. DuBois published which collection of essays and sketches in 1903?

  • Native Son
  • Notes of a Native Son
  • The Souls of Black Folk

8. Who described herself as a "black lesbian, mother, warrior, poet"?

  • Maya Angelou
  • Dorothy West
  • Audre Lorde

9. Malcolm X, militant black nationalist leader, was assassinated on which date?

  • March 10, 1967
  • July 3, 1969
  • February 21, 1965

10. Why has Dr. Carter G. Woodson been called the "father of Negro history"?

  • He wrote the first history of African Americans in the United States.
  • He established the first African American Studies program.
  • He proposed that a black history week be observed in February.

1. Hiram Revels, the first African-American U.S. senator, took his oath of office on which date?
February 25, 1870

2. U.S. representative Barbara Jordan earned which distinction in 1976?
She became the first female African-American keynote speaker at a national political convention.

3. Who founded Tuskegee Institute, one of the leading African-American educational institutions in America, in 1881?
Booker T. Washington

4. Mary Mcleod Bethune, a founder of Bethune-Cookman College and the National Council of Negro Women, also served in which capacity?
She was a special adviser on minority affairs to President Franklin Roosevelt.

5. African-American political scientist Ralph Bunche won the 1950 Nobel Peace Prize for which achievement?
He mediated the Arab-Israeli truce in 1948.

6. Marian Wright Edelman, a successful lawyer and activist, established which organization in 1973?
Children's Defense Fund

7. Author, educator, and civil rights activist W.E.B. DuBois published which collection of essays and sketches in 1903?
The Souls of Black Folk

8. Who described herself as a "black lesbian, mother, warrior, poet"?
Audre Lorde

9. Malcolm X, militant black nationalist leader, was assassinated on which date?
February 21, 1965

10. Why has Dr. Carter G. Woodson been called the "father of Negro history"?
He proposed that a black history week be observed in February.

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