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Black History Bee

Quiz by Christine King

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  • Q1
    Who built the first clock in the United States after only one look at a pocket watch?
    Benjamin Banneker
    30s
  • Q2
    How long did Banneker's clock keep perfect time?
    40
    30s
  • Q3
    In what year did Benjamin Banneker correctly predict the solar eclipse?
    1789
    30s
  • Q4
    Who appointed Benjamin Banneker to the team to plan the layout for the capital city in Washington D.C.?
    President Washington
    30s
  • Q5
    Who had a photographic memory?
    Benjamin Banneker
    30s
  • Q6
    In what year did Benjamin Banneker publish an almanac that included poems and weather information?
    1792
    30s
  • Q7
    Who was kidnapped by slave traders at age 8 and brought to America?
    Phillis Wheatly
    30s
  • Q8
    She was purchased by the Wheatly family who soon realized she was very intelligent.
    Phillis Wheatly
    30s
  • Q9
    She learned to read and write, disallowed for most slaves.
    Phillis Wheatly
    30s
  • Q10
    Phillis Wheatly became known internationally as a ____________________ during the Revolutionary War period.
    gifted poet
    30s
  • Q11
    Phillis Wheatly's poems were recognized by these two men.
    George Washington and John Hancock
    30s
  • Q12
    At what age did Phillis Wheatly die?
    31
    30s
  • Q13
    What family is known to be the first black family to settle in Kenosha?
    Dodge Family
    30s
  • Q14
    According to family records, __________________ was the son of Henry Dodge, the first Governor of Wisconsin, who was known to have brought slaves with him to Wisconsin and granted them freedom soon after.
    Antoine
    30s
  • Q15
    Who was the first Governor of Wisconsin?
    Henry Dodge
    30s

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