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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

  • March 2019
    • ThuMar21 World Down Syndrome Awareness Day
    • FriMar22 PTO Bulldog Bash 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
    • MonMar25 Bristow Big Band to HHS 8:45 AM to 12:30 PM
    • TueMar26 Grade 8- NGSS
    • WedMar27 Grade 8- NGSS
    • FriMar29 Drama Production: Once on this Island, Jr. 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
    • SatMar30 Drama Performance: Once on this Island, Jr. 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    • SatMar30 Drama Performance: Once on this Island, Jr. 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

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