90% Of Americans Can't Pass This African American History Quiz. Can You?

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Most Americans don't know their African American history, do you? See if you can answer these basic questions!

 Sep 16, 2018

1 of 18Choose Your Answer:

In what state did Rosa Parks refuse to give up her seat on a bus?
California
Wisconsin
Alabama

2 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Who shot Martin Luther King on April 4, 1968?
John Wilkes Booth
Lee Harvey Oswald
James Earl Ray

3 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What author of the novel 'Song of Solomon' won the Nobel Prize for literature?
J.K. Rowling
Toni Morrison
Virginia Woolf

4 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What Supreme Court decision decreed that public schools should be integrated?
Marbury v. Madison
Brown v. Board
Roe v. Wade

5 of 18Choose Your Answer:

This botanist is widely credited with inventing peanut butter:
George Washington Carter
Denzel Washington
Morgan Freeman

6 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Whose refusal to give up her seat on a public bus sparked a boycott of Montgomerey, AL buses?
Rosa Parks
Harriet Tubman
Sojourner Truth

7 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What was the name of the organization founded by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.?
Black Panther Party for Self-Defense (BPPSD)
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
Congress Of Racial Equality (CORE)

8 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Who was the most famous conductor of the Underground Railroad?
Rosa Parks
Maria Stewart
Harriet Tubman

9 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Which fourteen year old African American boy was lynched for whistling at a white woman?
Emmet Till
George Washington Carver
Medgar Evers

10 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Who wrote the bestselling memoir "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings"?
Maya Angelou
Harriet Tubman
Sojourner Truth

11 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Who was the first African American to play in Major League Baseball?
Jackie Robinson
Babe Ruth
Willie Mays

12 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Who was the first African American President of the United States?
Ronald Reagan
James Madison
Barack Obama

13 of 18Choose Your Answer:

_______ was an American Muslim minister, human rights activist and prominent black nationalist leader.
Marcus Garvey
Martin Luther King Jr.
Malcolm X

14 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What were Jim Crow laws?
Laws that allowed African Americans to vote
These laws outlawed racism
These laws legalized racial segregation

15 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Who gave the famous "I Have a Dream" speech?
Martin Luther King Jr.
Malcom X
Sojourner Truth

16 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What is an abolitionist?
A person who wanted to maintain slavery
A person who wanted to abolish slavery
A person who wanted to abolish African Americans

17 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Who signed the Emancipation Proclamation freeing the slaves?
Ulysses S. Grant
Andrew Johnson
Abraham Lincoln

18 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What did the 15th Amendment, ratified in 1870, allow African Americans to do?
Drive
Drink from any water fountain
Vote
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