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?
Louisiana
Alabama
Mississippi

2 of 19Pick your answer!

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

3 of 19Pick your answer!

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

4 of 19Pick your answer!

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

5 of 19Pick your answer!

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

6 of 19Pick your answer!

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

7 of 19Pick your answer!

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

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?
True
False

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
Chocolate
Potato chips

11 of 19Pick your answer!

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

12 of 19Pick your answer!

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

13 of 19Pick your answer!

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

14 of 19Pick your answer!

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

15 of 19Pick your answer!

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

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?
Aretha Franklin
Etta James
Ella Fitzgerald

18 of 19Pick your answer!

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

19 of 19Pick your answer!

What percentage of cowboys were African American?
1 in 2
1 in 100
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!