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There are 16 questions in this Quiz

Test your knowledge about the state’s African-American history.

  1. This slave helped defend Fort Donnally in the Greenbrier Valley heroically during an attack by Shawnee Indians in 1778.
    1. Dick Pointer
    2. John Henry
    3. Martin Delany
    4. Peter Morris
  2. What was the first public school in West Virginia for Black children?
    1. Bluefield State University
    2. Storer College
    3. Sumner School
    4. West Virginia State University
  3. Booker T. Washington was a member of this church in Malden.
    1. African Zion Baptist Church
    2. Job's Temple
    3. Kanawha Salines Presbyterian Church
    4. Old Stone Presbyterian Church
  4. Which church sent missionaries to help enslaved people right after John Brown’s Raid on Harpers Ferry in 1859?
    1. African Methodist Episcopal
    2. Lutheran
    3. Presbyterian
    4. Rehoboth
  5. In 1930, approximately what percentage of coal miners in southern West Virginia were Black?
    1. 10
    2. 20
    3. 33
    4. 50
  6. This abolitionist established Ceredo as a community for freed and fugitive enslaved people.
    1. Gordon Battelle
    2. John Brown
    3. Henry Ruffner
    4. Eli Thayer
  7. This West Virginia native was a NASA mathematician who made important calculations for the United States' early space program.
    1. John C. Norman Jr.
    2. Rose Agnes Rolls Cousins
    3. Katherine Johnson
    4. Booker T. Washington
  8. In what county was the African-American tuberculosis sanitarium located?
    1. McDowell
    2. Mercer
    3. Pocahontas
    4. Wood
  9. She was the first African-American woman to serve as a member of a state legislative body in the United States.
    1. Elizabeth Drewry
    2. Memphis Tennessee Garrison
    3. Mildred Mitchell-Bateman
    4. Minnie Buckingham Harper
  10. What was the first college in West Virginia formally to train black teachers?
    1. Bluefield Colored Institute
    2. Storer College
    3. Sumner School
    4. West Virginia Colored Institute
  11. Which one of the following statements about aviator Marion County's George "Spanky" Roberts is true?
    1. As a test pilot, he broke numerous speed records.
    2. He served under General Billy Mitchell as an aviator during World War I.
    3. He was honored with the Medal of Honor.
    4. He was a member of the famous Tuskegee Airmen.
  12. The former state 4-H camp for African-Americans was named for which two prominent black leaders?
    1. Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman
    2. Leon Sullivan and Henry Louis Gates Jr.
    3. Martin Luther King Jr. and Thurgood Marshall
    4. Booker T. Washington and George Washington Carver
  13. Who was the first black woman in West Virginia to hold a high level state administrative position?
    1. Elizabeth Drewry
    2. Helen Dobson
    3. Mildred Mitchell Bateman
    4. Minnie Buckingham Harper
  14. Which one of the following was NOT a goal of John Brown’s raid on Harpers Ferry?
    1. Disrupt the Confederacy’s ability to manufacture weapons
    2. Seize guns from the armory and arsenal
    3. Spark a local slave insurrection
    4. Arm enslaved African-Americans
  15. Who was West Virginia's first African-American legislator?
    1. Christopher Payne
    2. Harry Capehart
    3. T. G. Nutter
    4. T. J. Coleman
  16. During this decade, the last all-Black schools in West Virginia were closed due to the integration of public education.
    1. 1860s
    2. 1930s
    3. 1950s
    4. 1960s