Juneteenth Quiz: How Much Do You Know About African-American History?

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Think you know African-American history? Prove it!

Answer the exciting questions in this African-American history quiz to find out whether you know as much about the topic as you think you do!

 Jun 17, 2018

1 of 19Pick your answer!

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

2 of 19Pick your answer!

Martin Luther King Jr. improvised some of his "I Have a Dream" Speech. True or false?
True
False

3 of 19Pick your answer!

Who of the following was a minister for the Nation of Islam?
Martin Luther King
Malcolm X
Barack Obama

4 of 19Pick your answer!

In what year was slavery prohibited in the United States?
1890
1801
1865

5 of 19Pick your answer!

Who was Harriet Tubman?
A poet
An actress
An escaped slave

6 of 19Pick your answer!

To what state did the first African slaves arrive?
Delaware
New York
Virginia

7 of 19Pick your answer!

In which decade did an African American first run for President?
2000s
1960s
1920s

8 of 19Pick your answer!

Claudette Colvin was the first woman to refuse to give up her seat on a bus, before Rosa Parks. True or false?
False
True

9 of 19Pick your answer!

Who is the only African-American billionaire?
Oprah
Jay-Z
Barack Obama

10 of 19Pick your answer!

Which of the following are rumored to have been invented by an African-American chef?
Pizza
Potato chips
Chocolate

11 of 19Pick your answer!

Which sport did Jesse Owens compete in at the 1936 Olympics?
Gymnastics
Basketball
Track and field

12 of 19Pick your answer!

Madam C.J. Walker was America's first female self-made millionaire. Where was she born?
Texas
Louisiana
Kentucky

13 of 19Pick your answer!

Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on which famous author's birthday?
Octavia E. Butler
Alice Walker
Maya Angelou

14 of 19Pick your answer!

In what decade was the ban on interracial marriage in the U.S. overturned?
1980s
1960s
1950s

15 of 19Pick your answer!

Hattie McDaniel, the first African American to win an Oscar, starred in what film?
Rear Window
Gone With the Wind
Citizen Kane

16 of 19Pick your answer!

By what name did Jimi Hendrix's family and friends refer to him?
Baker
Buster
Buddy

17 of 19Pick your answer!

Which of these singers got her start at the Apollo theatre?
Etta James
Ella Fitzgerald
Aretha Franklin

18 of 19Pick your answer!

Cassius Clay was the birth name of which famous African American?
Muhammad Ali
Malcolm X
Martin Luther King

19 of 19Pick your answer!

What percentage of cowboys were African American?
1 in 100
1 in 2
1 in 4
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African-American history dates back to the 16th century, when groups of people from Africa were kidnapped as slaves and taken to Spanish American colonies. In the 17th century, West African slaves were transported to North America. To find out how much you know about African-American history, take this quiz!