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1. Who was the first child of African parents born in England's American colonies? Abraham Lincoln Martin Luther King Jr. William Harriet Tubman See Explanation 2. What was the name of the first slave ship built in the English colonies? The Desire The Enterprise The Alabama The... show more 1. Who was the first child of African parents born in England's American colonies?

Abraham Lincoln

Martin Luther King Jr.


Harriet Tubman

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2. What was the name of the first slave ship built in the English colonies?

The Desire

The Enterprise

The Alabama

The Free Help

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3. What was the first American colony to abolish slavery?


New York

New Jersey


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4. When was the importation of slaves outlawed in the U.S.?





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5. What dispute led to the founding of the African Methodist Episcopal Church?

Row vs. Wade

Brown vs. Board of Education

Segregation of St. George's Methodist Church

The Cold War

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6. What was the first black newspaper?

The Times

The Herald

The Report

Freedom's Journal

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7. How big was the price on Harriet Tubman's head?





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8. Where in the South was Sojourner Truth (c. 1797-1883) born?

Ulster County, New York

Birmingham, Alabama

South Africa

Atlanta, Georgia

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9. Where did Fredrick Douglass get his last name?

His master's last name

a poem "The Lady of the Lake (1810)"

His wife

The President

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10. At its height, what was the slave population in the U.S.?

about 1 million

about 2 million

about 3 million

about 4 million

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11. What percentage of Southern families owned large plantations?

25% to 30%

8% to 15%

1% to 4%

50% to 90%

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12. What does "Ku Klux Klan" mean?


From Greek "kuklos" meaning circle



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13. How many Ku Klux Klan movements have there been?

More than 100 major ones

Fifty major ones

Ten major ones

Three major ones

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14. Who were the principles in the Supreme Court case, Plessy v. Ferguson?

Homer Plessey, John H. Ferguson

Martin Luther Plessey

Homer Plessey

John H. Ferguson

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15. Who wrote "Of Mr. Booker T. Washington and Others"?

Abraham Lincoln

W. E. b. Du Bois

Martin Luther King

Malcom X

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16. Who was the first president to invite an African-American man to the White House?

George Washington

Theodore Roosevelt

Abraham Lincoln

Hillary Clinton (or her husband Bill)

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17. What event sparked the founding of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People?

A 1908 race riot in Springfield, Massachusetts

The war of 1812

The Los Angeles riots

The Civil War

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18. When was the first "***** History Week"?





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19. Who popularized the slogan "Africa for the Africans at home and abroad"?

John-Jacob Jingle-Hiemer Smith

Elijah Muhammad

Marcus Garvey

Ralph Bunche

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20. What was Elijah Muhammad's name at birth?

Elijah Poole

Elijah Muhammad

Elijah Clinton

Elijah Reagan

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21. How did Jackie Robinson do in his first major league game?

3 hits in 279 at bats

2 hits in 9 at bats

1 hit in 2 at bats

0 hits in 3 at bats

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22. For what did Ralph bunche win the Noble Peace Prize?

His performance on "The Love Boat"

Rescuing hostages from the middle east

Dieing during war time

Mediating an end to an Arab Israeli conflict

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23. Why did Rosa Parks refuse to move from her seat in the white section of a bus in Montgomery, Alabama?




fatigue and principle

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24. Where did Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., get his doctorate?

Boston University

Florida Atlantic University

University of Miami

Florida State University

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25. When and where did Martin Luther King, Jr. make his "I Have a Dream" speech?

Boca Raton, Florida, March 4, 1997

Boston, Massachusetts, April 8, 1369

Washington D.C., August 28, 1963

Washington state, August 28, 9163

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26. Where was the first "sit-in" at a segregated lunch counter?

Columbia, South Carolina

Greensboro, North Carolina

Atlantia, Georgia

Tallahassee, Florida

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27. What did the "N" in SNCC stand for?





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28. How did the 24th Amendment advance the cause of civil rights?

Importation of slaves made illegal

Outlaw slavery

Desegregation laws

Poll tax made illegal

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29. What were the names of the three civil rights workers murdered by the Ku Klux Klan in 1964?

Rodney King, Jessee Jackson, and Thurgood Marshall

Malcom X, Martin Luther King Jr., and Abraham Lincoln

Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, and Chelsey Clinton

James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner

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30. For what crime did Malcom X go to prison?





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31. Where was Malcom X Killed?

Audubon Ballroom (before speaking)

World Trade Center (at the bombing)

Los Angeles (during the riots)

Middle East(during the Gulf War)

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32. How long did the Watts riots of 1965 last?

about 1 day

about 1 month

about 1 week

about 1 year

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33. Who warned, "Our nation is moving toward two societies, one black, one white--separate and unequal"?

National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders

The six o'clock evening news

One of the big 3 (ABC, CBS, NBC)

Your local newspaper

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34. What justice did Thurgood Marshall replace on the Supreme Court?

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas C. Clark

Clare Mowbry

Henry VIII

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35. What was "Resurrection City"?

Part of Washington D.C.

The bronx

Miami, Florida

Hollywood, California

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36. How many times did Jessee Jackson run for the U.S. Presidency?

one time

two times

three times

four times

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37. What year was Martin Luther King Day first observed as a federal holiday?





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38. Who videotaped Rodney King's beating by Los Angeles police?

John Jacob Jingle Himer Shmitt

George Holliday

Steven Speilburg

Jim Henson

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39. Who was the first black woman senator?

Harriet Tubman

Sojourner Truth

Rosa Parks

Carol Moseley Braun

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