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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?
Yolanda Johnson
Valentina Tereshkova
Sally Ride
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)
Ralph Bunche
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Rosa Parks
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
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Earl Warren
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)
Randall Cunningham
Willie Thrower
Doug Williams
Russell Wilson

Question 5:


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

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)
Shirley Chisholm
Carol Mosley Braun
Rebecca Latimer Felton
Angela Bassett

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)
Roy Acuff
Charley Pride
Maurice Ashley
DeFord Bailey

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
Rosa Parks
Frederick Douglass
Booker T. Washington

Question 9:


Nicknamed the "Galveston Giant", who was the first African American world heavyweight boxing champion?
Joe Louis
Jack Johnson
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
Frank E. Petersen
Carl Brashear
Colin Powell

 


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