First in U.S. African American History

In this quiz, you will be asked to identify the FIRST African American to achieve this position in History

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Who was the first African American to be chosen as an Astronaut by NASA for the United States Space Program?
  • Guion "Guy" Bluford
  • Ronald McNair
  • Robert H. Lawrence
  • Charles F. Bolden, Jr.
  • Michael Phillip Anderson
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    During whose administration was the first African American Presidential Cabinet member named?
  • John F. Kennedy
  • Lyndon B. Johnson
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Richard M. Mixon
  • Ronald W. Reagan
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    Who was the first African American to be promoted to the rank General in the United States Air Force?
  • Benjamin O. Davis, Sr.
  • Daniel "Chappie" James
  • Benjamin O. Davis, Jr.
  • Wendell O. Pruitt
  • Samuel L. Gravely, Jr.
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    Who was the first African American recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize?
  • Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Frederick Douglass
  • Barack Obama
  • Ralph J. Bunche
  • George Washington Carver
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    Who was the first male African America musical artist to win a Grammy Award?
  • Duke Ellington
  • Cab Calloway
  • Dizzy Gillespie
  • Count Basie
  • Paul Robeson
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    Who was the first African American politician to be elected Mayor of a major U.S. city?
  • Carl Stokes (Cleveland)
  • Thomas Bradley (Los Angeles)
  • Maynard Jackson (Atlanta)
  • Walter Washington (Washington D.C.)
  • David Dinkins (New York)
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    Who was the first African American NFL head coach to lead his team to the Super Bowl?
  • Mike Singletary
  • Tony Dungy
  • Raheen Morris
  • Mike Tomlin
  • Lovie Smith
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    African American inventors were responsible for all but which of the following household items?
  • Hand-Cranked Ice Cream Maker
  • Pencil Sharpener
  • TV Home Security System
  • Refrigerator
  • Digital Toaster
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    Who was the first African American woman to win the Academy Award for "Best Actress?
  • Dorothy Dandridge
  • Hattie McDaniels
  • Dianne Carroll
  • Halle Berry
  • Thelma "Butterfly" McQueen
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    Who was the first African American to play Major League Baseball in the modern times in the American League?
  • Larry Doby
  • Jackie Robinson
  • Leroy "Satchel" Page
  • Josh Gibson
  • Don Newcombe
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