Famous African-American Women Quiz

Do you know why these African-American women have made history? Take our quiz.

Quiz

Do you know why these African-American women have made history? Take our quiz.

1. Everyone knows Harriet Tubman led hundreds of slaves to freedom via the Underground Railroad. But how did she deal with the problem of quieting crying babies?

  • She used hypnosis.
  • She used sedatives.
  • She used whiskey.
  • No babies were allowed.

2. Who was the first black woman to win the Pulitzer Prize?

  • Maya Angelou in 1969 for I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.
  • Alice Walker in 1983 for The Color Purple.
  • Toni Morrison in 1988 for Beloved.
  • Gwendolyn Brooks in 1950 for Annie Allen.

3. Sojourner Truth made the famous speech, "Ain't I a Woman?" What was her slave name?

    Your Results:

    1. Everyone knows Harriet Tubman led hundreds of slaves to freedom via the Underground Railroad. But how did she deal with the problem of quieting crying babies?
    She used sedatives.

    2. Who was the first black woman to win the Pulitzer Prize?
    Gwendolyn Brooks in 1950 for Annie Allen.

    3. Sojourner Truth made the famous speech, "Ain't I a Woman?" What was her slave name?

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