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2014 Black History Contest


Contest Rules

There will be one question per day, Monday through Friday for the month of February.

You will have approximately 24 hours to answer each question, starting at approximately 12:01am ending at 11:59pm.

The questions will have point values, the person with the most points at the end of the month wins, ties will be broken.

Questions and Answers will be posted on our website the next day. But you must participate in the contest via email. Everyone is welcome to join the contest, it's free to all. By all means feel free to forward the questions to anyone you think would enjoy the contest, but they must send LifeStyle Awards & Promotional Products their email, name and phone number to compete.


Questions & Answers

Question 1 - 2/3/14 - (5 pts)

Who was the first African American NFL Head Coach to win a Superbowl?

a) Fritz Pollard b) Anthony (Tony) Dungy c) Marvin Lewis d) Jim Caldwell

Tony Dungy became the first African American head coach to win the Super Bowl when his Colts defeated the Chicago Bears in 2007 Super Bowl XLI

Question 2 - 2/4/14 - (5 pts)

Who was the first Black female inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?

a) Diana Ross b) Dionne Warwick c) Etta James d) Aretha Franklin

In 1987 Aretha Franklin the “Queen of Soul” was the first woman (not just the first Black woman) inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Question 3 - 2/5/14 - (5 pts)

Clarence Thomas was the first Black US Supreme Court Justice.

True or False

Thurgood Marshall Became the First African-American Supreme Court Justice
October 2, 1967

Question 4 - 2/6/14 - (5 pts)

Which was the first state to abolish slavery in 1780?

a)      Rhode Island              b) New York       c) Virginia            d) Pennsylvania

The first state to abolish slavery in 1780 was Pennsylvania

Question 5 - 2/7/14 - (5 pts)

Who was the first African American doctor to perform a successful open heart surgery.

a) Dr. Daniel Hale Williams b) Dr. Clifford P. Cromwell c) Dr. David Joseph Peck

d) Dr. Henry C. Dalton

Dr. Daniel Hale Williams became the first person ever to perform a successful open heart surgery in 1893.

Question 6 - 2/10/14 - (10 pts)

Name the bestselling African American female singing group of all time


Question 7 - 2/11/14 - (10 pts)

Who was the first black Secretary of State?

n 2000, President George W. Bush appointed Colin Powell secretary of state, and Powell was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

Question 8 - 2/12/14 - (10 pts)

This African American organization started giving out what award
for outstanding achievement in 1915 - Name the award

The NAACP awarded the Spingarn Medal in 1915 to  Professor Ernest E. Just
Head of Physiology, Howard University Medical School for research in biology.

Question 9 - 2/13/14 - (10 pts)

Which product didn't Garrett Morgan Invent?

a) Traffic Signal b) Oil dripping cup for trains c) Zig-zag stitching attachment d) Gas Mask

Garrett Morgan did not invent the b) Oil dripping cup for trains

Question 10 - 2/14/14 - (10 pts)

In 1958 Mildred Jeter and Richard Loving an interracial couple were married. When they returned to their home state they were indicted and sentenced to 1 year in jail. Which state was it?

Loving v. Virgina

Question11 - 2/17/14 - (15 pts)

Name the first Black female to enter the line of succession to the precidency

Patricia Robert Harris entered the Presidential line of succession, at number 13. Between 1977 and 1979 when President Carter appointed her as Secretary for Housing and Urban Developement. She was also the first black female Ambassador to Luxembourg in 1965 - 1967.

Question 12 - 2/18/14 - (15 pts)

Name the seven principles of Kwanzaa

 Umoja (Unity)
Kujichagulia (Self-Determination)
Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility)
Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics)
Nia (Purpose)
Kuumba (Creativity)
Imani (Faith)

Question 13 - 2/19/14 - (15 pts)

Name the first African-American majority club owner of a major American sports league

Robert Johnson the first black person to own a major sports franchise the NBA Charlotte Bobcats

Question 14 - 2/20/14 - (15 pts)

The object to be identified was The Voting Rights Act of 1965

Question 15 - 2/21/14 - (15 pts)

Who was the first Black person to medal in figure skating at the Olympics?

Debi Thomas won a bronze medal in the 1988 Winter Olympics. She was the first black athlete
to win any medal at a Winter Olympics.

Question 16 - 2/24/14 - (20 pts)

Who was the first African American 4 Star General in the US military? 

Daniel "Chappie" James Jr. (February 11, 1920 – February 25, 1978) was a fighter pilot in the U.S. Air Force, who in 1975 became the first African American to reach the rank of four-star general.

Question 17 - 2/25/14 - (20 pts)

He led the teams that developed the IAS Bus (which made personal computers fast and efficient for the first time) and created the first One Gigahertz computer processing chip. He was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 1997 for his innovative work in information technology. Please name him.

Mark Dean invented the Gigahertz computer processing chip in 1999.He holds three of IBM's original nine PC patents.

Question 18 - 2/26/14 - (20 pts)

In 1973 who became the first African American female mayor of a US city?

Doris A Davis was the first African American female mayor of a US city. She was mayor of compton from 1973-1977.

Question 19 - 2/27/14 - (20 pts)

Who Invented the clock?

Benjamin Banneker invented the clock in 1753. He also invented the first Almanac.

Who invented the Electric Elevator?

Alexander Miles invented the Electric Elevator in 1887.

Who invented the Illusion Transmitter?

Valerie Thomas invented the Illusion Transmitter in 1977. She patened her invention in 1980.

Who invented the Gamma Electrical Cell?

Henry T. Samspon invented the Gamma Electrical cell in 1971.Sampson was employed as a research chemical engineer at the U.S. Naval Weapons Center.

. Question 20 - 2/28/14 - (20 pts)

Match each person with the correct quote

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere"

"We have talked about liberating minds as well as liberating society"

The cause for war is preparation for war"

"All men are prepared to accomplish the incredible if their ideals are threatened."

a) Maya Angelou

b) Martin Luther King Jr.

c) Angela Davis

d) W.E.B Dubois



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