Black Issues Quiz

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 ten points.

A perfect score of 100 grants membership in the prestigious and
mythical Phi BIQeta Kappa honors society; a score of 80 to 90 grants
membership in the Honor Society of BIQ Brains; a score of 60 to 70
grants membership in the Society of Not So BIQ Brains; and a score of
50 or below grants membership in the Reading Black Issues Is
Fundamental program.

Think you are smart? Go ahead. give it a try! (Answer key appears at the bottom of the page.)

1 What is the largest two-year institution in America – by enrollment-to be headed by an African American?

A – Northern Virginia Community College (Dr. Belle S. Whelan) B –
Cuyahoga Community College (Dr Jerry Sue Thornton) C – Dekalb College
(Dr. Jacquelyn M. Belcher) D – Seattle Central College (Dr. Charles H.
Mitchell)

2 What is the largest four-year institution in American – by enrollment – to headed by an African American?

A – Howard University (H. Patrick Swygert) B – Colorado State
University (Albert C. Yates) C – California State-Northridge (Dr.
Blenda J. Wilson) D – Wayne State University (Dr. Irwin D. Reid)

3 In spring 1998, Dr. Reginald Wilson left the American Council on
Education to become a visiting professor at which institution?

A – University of California-Berkeley B – University of Texas-Austin C – University of Michigan D – Harvard University

4 As of January 1998, approximately how many institutions of higher learning offered programs in jazz performance?

A – 500 B – 100 C – 1,000 D – 200

5 According to analysis of data collected by the Department of
Education’s Office of Postsecondary Statistics, African Americans and
Hispanics comprised what percentage of the faculty at Research I &
II institutions in 1995?

A – 2 percent B – 5.2 percent C – 8.3 percent D – 4.8 percent

6 In 1994, what percentage of African American high school students were enrolled in a college preparatory track?

A — 53.2 percent B — 48.8 percent C — 28.3 percent D — 64.7 percent

7 As of December 1997, which was the only historically Black
college or university involved in the National Institutes of Health’s
diabetes prevention program?

A – Morehouse School of Medicine B – Meharry Medical College C – Howard University D – Southern University

8 What percentage of research funding did historically Black
colleges and universities get from the National Institutes of Health in
fiscal year 1997?

A – more than 10 percent B – 5 percent C – 2.5 percent D – less than 1 percent

9 According to the U.S. Department of Education, approximately what
percentage of freshman at public community and technical colleges take
at least one remedial course in 1997-98?

A – 65 percent B – 87 percent C – 29 percent D – 41 percent

10 According to a study released by The College Board, between
1995-96 and 2000-01, which ethnic minority group will not increase its
percentage of high school graduates?

A – African Americans B – Asian/Pacific Islanders C – Latinos D – American Indian/Alaskan Native

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