Black History Month: Sports Trivia Quiz

In our continuing effort to honor Black History Month, NYLiberty.com is offering up a quiz to test your knowledge on notable African-American athletes throughout sports history.

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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 her.
Answer: Sheryl Swoopes

He broke Babe Ruth’s homerun record when he hit his 715th home run in 1974.
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 tournament.
Answer: Tiger Woods

She was the first African-American tennis player to compete in the U.S. Open.
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 Outdoor Classic.)
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 Bowl.
Answer: Lovie Smith

Compiled by Andreea Kolbjornsen