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

Think you know African-American history? Prove it!

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 Jun 17, 2018
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Question: 1/19Pick your answer!


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

Question: 2/19Pick your answer!


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

Question: 3/19Pick your answer!


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

Question: 4/19Pick your answer!


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

Question: 5/19Pick your answer!


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

Question: 6/19Pick your answer!


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

Question: 7/19Pick your answer!


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

Question: 8/19Pick 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

Question: 9/19Pick your answer!


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

Question: 10/19Pick your answer!


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

Question: 11/19Pick your answer!


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

Question: 12/19Pick your answer!


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

Question: 13/19Pick your answer!


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

Question: 14/19Pick your answer!


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

Question: 15/19Pick your answer!


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

Question: 16/19Pick your answer!


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

Question: 17/19Pick your answer!


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

Question: 18/19Pick your answer!


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

Question: 19/19Pick 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!