The Black Issues Quiz offers you an opportunity to test your
knowledge on the people, places, issues, and history surrounding the
struggle for academic equity. Each question is based on information
published in the current or previous editions of Black Issues In Higher
Education and is worth 10 points.
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Think you are smart? Go ahead, give it a try? (Answer key appears at the bottom of the page.)
1 According to an analysis of Department of Education data,
excluding Howard University, which Research I or II institution had the
largest number of Black faculty members in the fall of 1995?
A -- University of Michigan-Ann ArborB -- University of Maryland-College ParkC -- Temple UniversityD -- Ohio State University
2 According to an analysis of Department of Education data, which
Research I or II institution had the largest number of Hispanic faculty
members in the fall of 1995?
A -- University of Texas-AustinB -- Arizona State UniversityC -- University of MiamiD -- University of New Mexico-Main
3 According to National Science Foundation data, the top 100
research universities–among which there are no historically Black
institutions–received how much money from 10 federal agencies in
A -- $600 millionB -- $140 millionC -- $12.7 billionD -- $1.27 billion
4 According to National Science Foundation data, the top 81
historically Black colleges and universities received how much money
from 10 federal agencies in 1993-94?
A -- $600 millionB -- $140 millionC -- $12.7 millionD -- $1.27 billion
5 According to Sallie Mae, what was the most popular method to pay for college in 1997?
A -- scholarships, grants, and work studyB -- parents' savings and incomeC -- federally guaranteed student loansD -- students' savings and income
6 According to a 1997 Center for Disease Control and Prevention
report, how many African Americans have diabetes, either Type 1 or Type
A -- 11.3 millionB -- 2.3 millionC -- 1.2 millionD -- 123,000
7 During the Orangeburg Massacre in 1968, students from which institution were killed by police gunfire?
A -- Kent State UniversityB -- University of California, BerkeleyC -- Jackson State UniversityD -- South Carolina State University
8 According to the 1997 Racial Report Card’s analysis of National
Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) data, what percentage of
Division I athletics directors were African American men?
A -- 9.1 percentB -- 17.3 percentC -- 6.1 percentD -- 23.9 percent
9 According to information from the U.S. bureau of Prisons and the
U.S. Department of Education, in 1995, there were more Black men in
prison cells than in college and university classrooms.
A -- TrueB -- False
10 Dr. Steve Alexander Favors left his post as vice president for
student affairs at Howard University to become the president of which
historically Black institution?
A -- Dillard UniversityB -- Grambling State UniversityC -- Alabama A&M UniversityD -- Fisk University
Answers: 1-A, 2-D, 3-C, 4-B, 5-C, 6-B, 7-D, 8-A, 9-A, 10-B
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