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Great African-Americans Quiz
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Read the page on great African-Americans, then answer the following questions.

1. What is the name of the great civil rights leader who won the Nobel Peace Prize and was assassinated in 1968? __________________________________

2. What is the name of the first African-American who served on the US Supreme Court? __________________________________

3. What is the name of the woman who helped hundreds of other escaped slaves flee to freedom in the North via the Underground Railroad? __________________________________

4. What is the name of the Haitian-French pioneer and trader who founded the settlement that would later become Chicago? __________________________________

5. What is the name of the scientist who developed hundreds of products from peanuts, sweet potatoes, pecans, and soybeans, revolutionizing agriculture in the South? __________________________________

6. What is the name of the scientist who developed the idea of the blood bank, saving innumerable human lives? __________________________________

7. What is the name of the explorer and colleague of Robert E. Peary who was in the first group of people to visit the North Pole? __________________________________

8. What is the name of the ex-slave who founded the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama? __________________________________

9. What is the name of the first African-American woman to go into space? __________________________________

10. What is the name of the first African-American to play major league baseball? __________________________________

11. What is the name of the woman who refused to give up her bus seat, prompting a city-wide bus boycott? This eventually resulted in a Supreme Court ruling that segregation on city buses is unconstitutional. __________________________________

12. What is the name of the African-American athlete who won many medals in the 1936 Berlin Olympic games? __________________________________

13. What is the name of the inventor whose high-quality industrial inventions were the basis for the expression "the real McCoy"? __________________________________

14. What is the name of the first African-American woman to be elected as a U.S. congresswoman from the deep South? __________________________________

15. What is the name of the slave who sued for his freedom and lost, in a major Supreme Court case before the Civil War? __________________________________


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