Black History Month Quiz - FamilyEducation

The Black Past Quiz

Take a moment to unmask the past and see if you recognize these details in black history.

Quiz

Take a moment to unmask the past and see if you recognize these details in black history.

1. _________________ was the first state to legalize slavery and _________________was the first state to abolish slavery.

  • Massachusetts and Pennsylvania
  • Virginia and Tennessee
  • Maryland and Florida
  • Vermont and Georgia

2. Who was the father of Black History Month?

  • Booker T. Washington
  • Marcus Garvey
  • Dr. W.E.B. DuBois
  • Dr. Carter G. Woodson

3. White soldiers averaged three to nine months service during the American Revolution. Black soldiers served an average of _____________________.

  • 10-12 months
  • 1-2 years
  • 2-3 years
  • 4-5 years

4. What was the average price of a healthy male slave at the start of the slave trade?

  • 10
  • 15
  • 60
  • 150

5. He is the first African-American inventor in the history books. He invented the first clock in the New World. He laid out the city of Washington, D.C. for the first time. His name is ____________________________.

  • Elijah McCoy
  • William Purvis
  • Benjamin Banneker
  • George Washington Carver

1. _________________ was the first state to legalize slavery and _________________was the first state to abolish slavery.
Massachusetts and Pennsylvania

2. Who was the father of Black History Month?
Dr. Carter G. Woodson

3. White soldiers averaged three to nine months service during the American Revolution. Black soldiers served an average of _____________________.
4-5 years

4. What was the average price of a healthy male slave at the start of the slave trade?
60

5. He is the first African-American inventor in the history books. He invented the first clock in the New World. He laid out the city of Washington, D.C. for the first time. His name is ____________________________.
Benjamin Banneker

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