Tuesday, June 2, 2009

A Little Trivia

The first civilization to appear in Northern Africa was that of the Nubians. The Nubians lived in villages along the Nile River, just south of Egypt around 3000 B.C. The fertile soils and endless fresh water from the Nile made Nubia the perfect location to build a city. The city they built was one of the most sophisticated of the time. Nubian kings, noblemen, and merchants grew wealthy through trade with Egypt and other peoples. Elaborate Nubian tombs have been found, showing that the kings of the time were as wealthy as the Egyptian kings of the same era.

Nubian Poets

African American trivia

The answers are below.

1. What group from the 80’s had a hit with the song titled “777-9311”?
2. Who was the first African American Supreme Court Justice?
3. What former Muhammad Ali bodyguard played Clubber Lang in Rocky III?
4. What gospel legend got her start singing in a group called the Caravan Singers?
5. What gospel pioneer wrote “Take my Hand Precious Lord”?
6. What is Dominique Wilkins’ brother first name that also played in the NBA?
7. How many times did Muhammad Ali win the Heavyweight Championship title?
8. Which one of these three entertainers appeared on the old Star Search variety show? a) Usher b) Michael Jackson c) Gerald Levert
9. Which one of these three comedians appeared on the old Star Search variety show? a) Martin Lawrence b) Eddie Murphy c) Bernie Mac
10. What singer had a hit with a song titled “The Big Payback”?
11. What is Marcia’s from the Brady Bunch real name?
12. What year was the legendary hip-hop recording “Rappers Delight” released?
13. What is Snoop Dogg’s real name?
14. What was legendary poet Amiri Baraka name before he changed it?
15. Who invented both the traffic light and gas mask?
16. What movie did Denzel Washington win an academy award for?
17. Who is America’s first Black female millionaire?
18. Who was the first person of African descent to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize?
19. Who was the first person of African descent to be honored on a postage stamp?
20. What show was Ralph Carter a co-star on that debuted on February 1, 1974?
21. What group had a hit in the 70’s with “One Bad Apple”?
22. What member of the famous Jackson family had a hit song titled “centipede”?
23. What singer had a hit with the song “Let’s Stay Together”?
24. Who was the first person of African descent to play in the Master’s Golf Tournament?
25. Who is the creator of the Kwanzaa holiday celebration?
26. Who is the founder of Ebony and Jet magazines?
27. He said nobody can sing like whom in the movie Five Heartbeats?
28. What was Diahann Carroll’s character first name in the movie Five Heartbeats?
29. What was the first black-owned company to be listed on the American Stock Exchange?
30. In what year was Dr. Martin L. King Jr. assassinated?
31. Who was the first African American astronaut in space?
32. Who became the first African American female lawyer in 1872?
33. What show did the Jeffersons TV show spin-off from?
34. How many years did Michael Jordan play with the Chicago Bulls?
35. Is walking to the store in your house shoes ghetto?


1. The Time
2. Thurgood Marshall
3. Mr. T.
4. Shirley Ceasar
5. Thomas A. Dorsey
6. Gerald
7. 3
8. Usher
9. Martin Lawrence
10. James Brown
11. Maureen McCormick
12. 1979
13. Calvin Broadus
14. Leroi Jones
15. Garrett A. Morgan
16. Glory
17. Madam C.J. Walker
18. Ralph Bunche
19. Booker T. Washington
20. Good Times
21. The Osmond Brothers
22. Rebbie Jackson
23. Al Green
24. Lee Elder
25. Dr. Maulana Karenga
26. John H. Johnson
27. Eddie Canne Jr.
28. Eleanor
29. Johnson, Products Company
30. 1968
31. Guion Bluford Jr.
32. Charlotte E. Ray
33. All in the Family
34. 13
35. Yes. End of Trivia


Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing. I'm amazed at how many of these I didn't know

Baron's Life said...

Same here I agree with Thom

Nessa said...

Just for curiousity's sake - How do the Osmonds in number 21 fit in?

A Lady's Life said...

Nessa: The Jackson's Dad wanted to emulate the Osmonds
And the Osmonds wanted to Emulate the J5. So they borrowed each others style.

I don't know many answers either so thought it would be interesting.