Black Sports History

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  1. Who has appeared on the cover of Wheaties cereal boxes more times than any other athlete?
    1. Muhammad Ali
    2. Michael Jordan
    3. Tiger Woods
  2. How many black jockeys were among the 15 mounted in the inaugural running of the Kentucky Derby in 1875?
    1. 13
    2. 6
    3. 1
  3. Who was the first black golfer to compete in the Masters tournament?
    1. Calvin Peete
    2. Tiger Woods
    3. Lee Elder
  4. Whose jersey number was proclaimed off limits to any Major League Baseball player by commissioner Bud Selig in 1997?
    1. Jackie Robinson’s No. 42
    2. Roberto Clemente’s No. 21
    3. Hank Aaron’s No. 44
  5. Which professional sports league was the first to integrate?
    1. The National Football League
    2. The National Basketball Association
    3. Major League Baseball
  6. In how many of his 23 Major League seasons did Hank Aaron lead all players in home runs hit.
    1. 1
    2. 7
    3. 14
  7. Which team did NBA Hall of Famer Wilt Chamberlain start his professional basketball career with after playing at Kansas University?
    1. The St. Louis Hawks
    2. The Harlem Globetrotters
    3. The Philadelphia 76ers
  8. Which Hall of Fame NFL running back had offers to play minor league baseball for the New York Yankees and the Boston Braves coming out of high school?
    1. Gale Sayers
    2. Jim Brown
    3. Lenny Moore
  9. Who is the only black manager to have led his team to a World Series title?
    1. Cito Gaston
    2. Dusty Baker
    3. Frank Robinson
  10. Who was the first black woman to win an Olympic gold medal in the high jump event?
    1. Florence Griffith Joyner
    2. Alice Coachman
    3. Jackie Joyner-Kersee

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