African-American Firsts Quiz

For Black History Month, test your knowledge about some famous African American pioneers.

Quiz

1. Who was the first African-American Rhodes scholar?

2. Who was the first African-American senator AFTER Reconstruction?

3. Who was the first African American to reach the North Pole?

  • Matthew A. Henson
  • Marcus Garvey
  • Gordon Parks

4. Who was the first African-American Nobel Peace Prize winner?

  • Martin Luther King
  • Ralph Bunche
  • John Hope Franklin

5. Who was the first African-American Miss America?

  • Halle Berry
  • Vanessa Williams
  • Tyra Banks

6. Who was the first African-American heavy weight champion?

7. Who was the first African-American millionaire?

  • Madame C .J. Walker
  • Robert Johnson
  • Oprah Winfrey

8. Who was the first African-American mayor of a major U.S. city?

  • Tom Bradley
  • David Dinkins
  • Carl Stokes

9. What was the first African-American tennis champion?

  • Arthur Ashe
  • Serena Williams
  • Althea Gibson

10. Who was the first African American to win an Oscar?

  • Sydney Poitier
  • Hattie McDaniel
  • James Earl Jones

1. Who was the first African-American Rhodes scholar?
Alain Locke

2. Who was the first African-American senator AFTER Reconstruction?
Edward Brooke

3. Who was the first African American to reach the North Pole?
Matthew A. Henson

4. Who was the first African-American Nobel Peace Prize winner?
Ralph Bunche

5. Who was the first African-American Miss America?
Vanessa Williams

6. Who was the first African-American heavy weight champion?
Jack Johnson

7. Who was the first African-American millionaire?
Madame C .J. Walker

8. Who was the first African-American mayor of a major U.S. city?
Carl Stokes

9. What was the first African-American tennis champion?
Althea Gibson

10. Who was the first African American to win an Oscar?
Hattie McDaniel

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