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(CNN Student News) -- February is Black History Month. How much do you know about the ways in which African-Americans have shaped U.S. history? Take this quiz to find out.

1. What Atlanta-born Baptist minister was the youngest person ever to receive the Nobel Peace Prize?

A. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

B. Andrew Young

C. Rep. John L. Lewis

D. Booker T. Washington

2. Which of the following occupations did Dr. Carter G. Woodson NOT have during his lifetime?

A. Teacher

B. Publisher

C. Coal miner

D. Congressman

3. Who was the first woman ever to lie in honor in the Capitol Rotunda?

A. Rosa Parks

B. Mary McLeod Bethune

C. Harriet Tubman

D. Ida B. Wells

4. Which of the following women is known as the "Moses of her people"?

A. Harriet Tubman

B. Mary McLeod Bethune

C. Shirley Chisholm

D. Coretta Scott King

5. Who was the first black female representative in Congress?

A. Sheila Jackson Lee

B. Barbara Jordan

C. Carol Moseley-Braun

D. Shirley Chisholm

6. Who was the first African-American to serve as a justice on the U.S. Supreme Court?

A. Thurgood Marshall

B. Clarence Thomas

C. Booker T. Washington

D. Ralph Bunche

7. What Jamaican-born publisher founded the Universal Negro Improvement Association in 1914?

A. Marcus Garvey

B. Malcolm X

C. Carter G. Woodson

D. W.E.B. DuBois

8. Which amendment to the U.S. Constitution granted citizenship to and protected the liberties of newly freed slaves?

A. 13th

B. 14th

C. 15th

D. 16th

9. In what year did the Supreme Court rule in the case of Brown v. Board of Education that school segregation is unconstitutional?

A. 1925

B. 1945

C. 1954

D. 1964

10. What U.S. president sent troops to the University of Mississippi to end riots so that James Meredith, the school's first black student, could attend?

A. John F. Kennedy

B. Dwight D. Eisenhower

C. Lyndon B. Johnson

D. Richard M. Nixon

11. Which of the following acts prohibited discrimination in the sale, rental and financing of housing based on race, religion, national origin, sex, handicap and family status?

A. Civil Rights Act of 1968

B. Civil Rights Act of 1964

C. Housing and Urban Development Act

D. Civil Rights Restoration Act

12. In 1960, students in what Southern city launched the sit-in movement, which involved sitting at counters in restaurants where black patrons were not served?

A. Selma, Alabama

B. Little Rock, Arkansas

C. Atlanta, Georgia

D. Greensboro, North Carolina

13. Which amendment to the U.S. Constitution abolished the poll tax in 1964?

A. 19th

B. 21st

C. 24th

D. 25th

14. Which U.S. president issued an executive order outlawing segregation in the U.S. military?

A. Franklin D. Roosevelt

B. Harry S Truman

C. Dwight D. Eisenhower

D. John F. Kennedy

15. Who is the first African-American man from the Democratic Party to be elected to the U.S. Senate?

A. Barack Obama

B. J.C. Watts

C. John Lewis

D. Jesse Jackson

16. What civil rights leader died on January 30, 2006, while she was seeking treatment for ovarian cancer at a clinic in Mexico?

A. Betty Freidan

B. Rosa Parks

C. Coretta Scott King

D. Marion Anderson

17. What African-American poet composed and read a poem for President Bill Clinton's inauguration in 1993?

A. Alice Walker

B. Maya Angelou

C. Gwendolyn Brooks

D. Nikki Giovanni

18. Which of the following positions has Colin Powell NOT held?

A. National Security Adviser

B. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

C. Secretary of State

D. U.S. Senator

19. For what accomplishment is Dr. Mae Jemison best known?

A. The first African-American female in space

B. The first African-American female president of Dartmouth College

C. The first African-American female CEO of a Fortune 500 company

D. The first African-American U.S. Surgeon General

20. Who was the first African-American photographer to work at LIFE magazine and Vogue magazine?

A. Robert H. McNeill

B. Ron Tarver

C. Gordon Parks

D. Morgan Smith



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