Let’s See How Much You Know About These History-Making Black Athletes


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Let’s test your knowledge of these fierce
competitors.

1. Who’s this soccer player that’s known
to many as the greatest of all time?

Rolls
Press / Popperfoto / Getty Images

pele

Pele

Edson Arantes do
Nascimento

Edson

pelé

2. Who was Althea Gibson?

Douglas
Miller / Getty Images

First black athlete to compete at
Wimbledon

First black woman to compete in a golf
pro tour

First black athlete to
win a Grand Slam

All the
above

3. Who’s this famous basketball star?

Nathaniel
S. Butler / Getty Images

Kevin
Durant

Larry
Bird

Magic
Johnson

Will
Chamberlain

4. What did Dominique Dawes accomplish
that had never been done before?

Eric
Feferberg / AFP / Getty Images

First black gymnast to compete at the
Olympics

First black woman to win an Olympic
medal

First black woman to win an individual
Olympic medal in gymnastics

First black gymnast to win an Olympic
medal

5. Who is this track star?

Wilma
Rudolph

Wilma

rudolph

wilma
rudolph

Wilma Glodean
Rudolph

glodean

wilma
glodean

skeeter

6. Which of these did Bill Russell not
accomplish during his athletic career?

Kevin
Reece / Getty Images

13-time NBA
Champion

12-time NBA
All-Star

First black head coach in US professional
sports

All the
above

7. Who are the two Olympic medalists with
their fists raised?

Rolls
Press / Popperfoto / Getty Images

Carl Lewis and Willie
Davenport

Jesse Owen and Rafer
Johnson

Tommie Smith and John
Carlos

Kip Keino and Barney
Ewell

8. Who’s this fierce boxer?

The
Stanley Weston Archive / Getty
Images

Muhammad
Ali

Ali

muhammad

muhammad
ali

Cassius Marcellus
Clay, Jr.

cassius

cassius
clay

cassius clay,
jr.

Cassius Clay,
Jr.

marcellus

cassius
marcellus

9. Who is this legendary baseball player?

MLB
Photos / Stringer / Getty Images

Jackie
Robinson

jackie

robinson

Jack
Roosevelt

jack

10. What is this amazing woman known for?

Jeff
Zelevansky / Getty Images

First black woman to win the 200-meter
sprint

First black woman to win an Olympic gold
medal

First black woman to win the 60-meter
hurdles

First black woman to
win a bronze medal

11. Who’s this guy in the cool
spectacles?

Rolls
Press/Popperfoto / Getty Images

(Hint: A stadium in Queens, NY is named
after him.)

Arthur
Ashe

arthur
ashe

arthur

ashe

Arthur Robert Ashe,
Jr.

Arthur Ashe,
Jr.

Jr.

Robert

12. Who’s this record-setting golfer?

Francois
Nel / Getty Images

Tiger
Woods

tiger

woods

tiger
woods

Eldrick
Tont

Eldrick Tont
Woods

Eldrick

Eldrick Tont “Tiger”
Woods

Eldrick
Woods

13. John Amaechi was the first NBA player
to…

Nathaniel
S. Butler / Getty Images

Set the record for
rebounds in one game.

Coach in the NBA as a
black man.

Come out as
gay.

Create his own sneaker
line.

14. Who is Toni “Tomboy” Stone?

Transcendental
Graphics / Getty Images

First black woman to ever play
professional softball

First woman to play in
the Olympics

First black athlete to win a professional
sports championship

First woman to ever play professionally
in a men’s league

15. Who’s the legendary track star?

ullstein
bild / Getty Images

Jesse
Owens

J.C.

Jesse

Owens

jc

The Buckeye
Bullet

buckeye
bullet

16. Which of these is not one of the
accomplishments of Frederick “Fritz”
Pollard?

First black NFL
coach

First black man to win the Heisman
Trophy

First black man to
play in the Rose Bowl

First black NFL
quarterback

17. Which of these things did Joe Louis
accomplish during his career?

Popperfoto
/ Getty Images

Winning the Detroit’s Golden Gloves
light-heavyweight title in
1934

Taking the heavyweight champion title in
1937 from James “Cinderella Man”
Braddock

Knocking out Germany’s Max Schmeling in
1938

All the
above

18. What’s the name of this sports queen?

Serena
Williams

serena

williams

jameka

serena jameka
williams

serena
jameka

19. What is Charlie Sifford known for?

New
York Post Archives / Getty Images

First black athlete to
win the PGA tour

Five-time Negro
National Open Champion

First black athlete to play in The
Masters

First black athlete to compete on the PGA
tour

20. Who’s this college football hero?

Sporting
News Archive / Getty Images

Ernie
Davis

ernie

davis

Ernest R.
Davis

Ernest

The Elmira
Express

express

the
express

21. Who’s this basketball-playing
all-star?

Barry
Gossage / Getty Images

Sheryl
Swoopes

Candace
Parker

Brittney
Griner

Tamika
Catchings

22. What is Gabby Douglas known for?

First black gymnast to
win a gold medal

First black athlete to make the US
national gymnastics team

First black gymnast to win a medal at the
Olympics

First black gymnast to win the all-around
individual event

23. Who’s this powerhouse athlete?

Nathaniel
S. Butler / Getty Images

Michael
Jordan

Jordan

Greatest of all
time

Michael Jeffrey
Jordan

Michael J.
Jordan

MJ

The GOAT

Mike

Mike
Jordan

GOAT

24. What is Simone Manuel known for?

First black swimmer to
swim for the US

First black swimmer to win an individual
Olympic gold medal

First black athlete to set a world
record

First black swimmer to win a medal for
the US

Let’s See How Much You Know About These
History-Making Black Athletes

Okay, it may be time to brush up on
your history.

If you don’t know the greatness of
Jesse Owens, Toni “Tomboy” Stone, or
Joe Louis, do you even know sports?
That said, maybe you’re just not a
sports buff. It happens.

BRAVO

Okay, okay. You definitely know some
things.

You’re not an expert just yet. But you
definitely know a thing or two about
the athletes who shaped sports into
what we know today. Hopefully you
learned something new by taking this!

Damn, congrats! You really know your
stuff!

Wow we’re impressed. From the athletes
that broke racial barriers and paved
the way for equality in sports, to
current athletes who are still making
waves, you’ve got a good knowledge of
your athletes.

NBC

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