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BRISTOW MIDDLE SCHOOL

34 Highland Street
West Hartford, CT 06119
Phone: 860-231-2100
Fax: 860-231-2107

Steven J. Cook, Principal 

 

 

Black History Month Trivia!

 

Day 1: 

Who is known as the creator of Black History Month?

A.  Martin Luther King Jr.

B.  James Thorpe

C.  Dr. Carter G. Woodson

 

Day 2:

This NASA astronaut became the first African American woman to travel in space when she went into orbit aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavor on September 12, 1992.  Is it:

A.  Mae Jemison

B.  Stephanie Wilson

C.  Caroline J. Walker

 

Day 3

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

A.  Thurgood Marshall

B.  Clarence Thomas

C.  Ralph Bunche

 

Day 4

The first African American (Willie O’Ree) to ever play in the National Hockey League played for what team?

A.  Boston Bruins

B.  Toronto Maple Leafs

C.  New York Rangers

D.  New York Islanders

 

Day 5

Who is the first African American female singer ever inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987?

A.  Whitney Houston

B.  Leontyne Price

C.  Aretha Franklin

 

Day 6

This legendary mathematician inspired the world by becoming the first African-American female to earn a doctorate degree in Mathematics and devoted her life to improving the Washington D.C. school system. 

A. Marjorie Lee Browne
B. Euphemia Lofton Haynes
C. Evelyn Boyd Granville

 

Day 7

Katherine Johnson, one of the first black women engineers to work at NASA, held what title when she helped to develop the flight path for the Apollo Space Flight?

A.  A mathematician

B.  A Computer

C.  An IBM Specialist

 

Day 8

Who invented the foil electric microphone in 1962, which is the industry standard for microphones, telephones, baby monitors, and hearing aids?

A.  James West***

B.  Washington Carver

C.  Benjamin Banneker

 

Day 9

What African American tennis player won the gold medal in both Women's singles and women's doubles in one year at the Olympic Games?

A.  Serena Williams

B.  Venus Williams 

C.  Althea Gibson

D.  Martina Navratilova

 

 

Day 10

What year was Martin Luther King Day first observed as a federal holiday?

A.  1976

B.  1980

C.  1986

 

Day 11

This African-American journalist was the first black woman to moderate a vice presidential debate. She worked for the Washington Post, the New York Times, PBS, NBC, and paved the way for other journalists of color.  Was it:

A.  Judy Woodruff

B.  Karen Banks

C.  Gwen Ifill

 

 

Scroll to the bottom of this page for the answer!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 1

C. Dr. Carter G. Woodson

 

Day 2

A.  Mae Jemison

 

Day 3

A. Thurgood Marshall

 

Day 4

A. Boston Bruins

 

Day 5

C. Aretha Franklin

 

Day 6

B. Euphemia Lofton Haynes

 

Day 7

B.  A Computer

 

Day 8

A.  James West

 

Day 9

B.  Venus Williams

 

Day 10

C.  1986

 

Bristow Upcoming Events

  • February 2019
    • WedFeb27 M.S. Parent Conferences (1:30pm Dismissal)
  • March 2019
    • FriMar01 Read-a-thon (Read Across America)
    • MonMar04 PTO Meeting 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    • WedMar06 M.S. Parent Conferences (1:30pm Dismissal)
    • ThuMar07 M.S. Parent Conferences (12:45pm Dismissal)
    • ThuMar07 Pasta Dinner for BMS Players 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    • SatMar09 K.O. Model UN Conference of Middle Schools (Model UN Students) 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

West Hartford Public Schools

50 South Main St, West Hartford, CT  06107

T: 860-561-6600

F: 860-561-6910

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