Here is Miss Maggie's next history quiz for the Never Fear Fear Itself Contest. The 2nd book in the Possessed Mystery Series is HANG MY HEAD & CRY, which deals with newly freed black slaves in the 1870s, voting rights of the 1960s, and intolerance in all eras. Since this is Black History Month, it ties in perfectly.
Send your answers to the quiz below, along with your full name, to MissMaggieTests@gmail.com. All entries who ace the quiz will be entered in a drawing to win the free signed book of their choice from the Possessed Mystery Series or DAME AGATHA'S SHORTS. If you have all 4 books already and can't think of anyone who'd like one as a gift, tell me that on your entry. Another prize will be selected for you. If no one aces the quiz, the person with the best score will win the book. Entries not selected in this drawing will be eligible for later drawings. I'll post a third quiz in March (bone up on your colonial history), then we'll do a grand prize drawing in April, which will be for a hot-off-the-press signed copy of FEAR ITSELF.
Only entries sent to MissMaggieTests@gmail.com will be eligible. Deadline for entries for the quiz below will be February 28, 2011. Winners will be announced March 1st.
1. The photo above is of Sojourner Truth, an escaped slave and revivalist preacher who
a. in her "Ain't I a Woman?" speech, spoke about the plight of black women, and right for all women.
b. helped recruit black troops for the Union cause.
c. after the Civil War, worked among freed slaves with the National Freedman's Relief Association.
d. All of the above.
2. Who was the first African American elected to the U.S. Congress?
a. Hiram Revels, of Mississippi
b. Joseph Rainey, of South Carolina
c. George Henry White, of North Carolina
d. Oscar De Priest, of Illinois
3. The Voting Rights Act of 1965
a. gave African Americans the right to vote
b. gave women the right to vote
c. prohibited states from imposing their own voting registration qualifications
d. gave Congress the authority to regulate the voting process