Black History Month: Sports Trivia Quiz
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She was the first African-American female to referee in a
regular season NBA game in 1997.
Answer: Violet Palmer
Which track & field star became the 1st African-American to win four gold
medals in one Olympiad?
Answer: Jesse Owens
She was the first woman to have an athletic shoe named after
Answer: Sheryl Swoopes
He broke Babe Ruth’s homerun record when he hit his 715th home run in
Answer: Hank Aaron
She became the first female to coach a men's pro league team.
Answer: Stephanie Ready, Greenville Groove (NBA D-League, 2001)
He was the first basketball player to score 100 points in a single game,
and was also the first to score 30,000 points in the NBA.
Answer: Wilt Chamberlain
She was the first African American to win an Olympic
gold medal in the Winter Games.
Answer: Vonetta Flowers (Bobsled, 2002)
He was the first African-American to win the Masters
Answer: Tiger Woods
She was the first African-American tennis player to compete in the U.S.
Answer: Althea Gibson
He was the first African-American to be inducted into the International
Tennis Hall of Fame (Hint: His name was associated with the historic Liberty
Answer: Arthur Ashe
He broke baseball’s color barrier.
Answer: Jackie Robinson
He was the first African-American to play in the NFL.
Answer: Fritz Pollard
He was the first African-American coach to lead his team to the Super
Answer: Lovie Smith
Compiled by Andreea Kolbjornsen