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African American Firsts

written by: Jeopardybound
 
This quiz will focus on African American firsts in the good 'ole US of A. As always my fellow trivia enthusiasts, good luck!

Question 1:


Who was the first African American woman in space?
Sally Ride
Valentina Tereshkova
Yolanda Johnson
Mae Jemison

Question 2:


Who was the first African American to receive the Nobel Peace Prize?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Rosa Parks
Ralph Bunche
Thurgood Marshall

Question 3:


Who was the first African American on the U.S. Supreme Court?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
Thurgood Marshall
Earl Warren
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Clarence Thomas

Question 4:


Who was the first African American quarterback in the NFL?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
Russell Wilson
Doug Williams
Randall Cunningham
Willie Thrower

Question 5:


Who was the America's first female African American millionaire?
Sarah Vaughn
Celie W. Parker
Hattie McDaniel
Madam C.J. Walker

Question 6:


Who was the first African American woman elected to the U.S. Senate?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
Angela Bassett
Rebecca Latimer Felton
Shirley Chisholm
Carol Mosley Braun

Question 7:


Who was the first African American inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
DeFord Bailey
Maurice Ashley
Charley Pride
Roy Acuff

Question 8:


Who was the first African American portrayed on a U.S. postage stamp?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
Harriet Tubman
Booker T. Washington
Frederick Douglass
Rosa Parks

Question 9:


Nicknamed the "Galveston Giant", who was the first African American world heavyweight boxing champion?
Jack Johnson
Joe Louis
John L. Sullivan
James J. Braddock

Question 10:


In 1954, which African American became the first U.S. Navy Diver?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
Charles Bush
Carl Brashear
Frank E. Petersen
Colin Powell

 


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