Here it is: the long-awaited, second annual Black History Month Quiz!!!
Last year’s winner was David Russell, and his prize was a drink of his choice with me.
This year a drink will still be at stake as well as a copy of a book I reviewed recently here on the blog.
Here are the rules.
The quiz will have 10 questions today and 10 questions tomorrow.
Participants have until the end of Black History Month, i.e. Sunday, February 28, to submit answers to the questions posted today and tomorrow. The contestant with the highest number of answers wins.
Good luck, and thanks for participating!
1. Who is America’s first black president?
2. Who did Nobel Prize laureate Toni Morrison call “America’s first black president”?
3. Which basketball coach was the first to lead his team to junior college, NIT and NCAA championships?
4. What is the name of the book based on the murder of Henry Marrow? Who wrote the book? Which former NAACP head emerged as a civil rights leader during the time after Marrow’s murder?
5. Name four black winners of the Nobel Peace Prize. At least one must be from the United States.
6. Which black historical figure was nicknamed Moses? What did she do to earn that name?
7. Name three black winners of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction besides Gwendolyn Brooks.
8. Which African-influenced musical form and organization started in Brazil’s favelas?
9. For how many years was Nelson Mandela imprisoned? In which prison did he spend the most time?
10. When and where did Mandela make the following statement: “During my lifetime I have dedicated myself to the struggle of the African people. I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.“