BC Black History Awareness Society Youth Quiz Load QuizSave Quiz Welcome to the BC Black History Awareness Society Quiz Name 1. What is the name of the organization whose mandate is to educate, promote and preserve British Columbia’s Black history, culture and stories? 2. On August 1, 1874 at the age of 18, this person became the first Black teacher on Vancouver Island. Edward Allen Emma Stark John Jones Peter Lester 3. This individual is a founding member and first president of the British Columbia Baseball Umpires Association. Samuel Booth Doug Hudlin Emery Barnes Harry Jerome 4. This Edmonton born musical artist was the first artist of colour in North America to host a national weekly television show. Victoria Clanton Eleanor Collins Catherine Gant Ruby Sneed 5. Emery Barnes was a Canadian football player and went on to become the first Black “Speaker of the BC Provincial Legislature” .TrueFalse 6. In 1858 Governor James Douglas sent an invitation to the San Francisco Black community inviting them to settle here on Vancouver Island.TrueFalse 7. She was the first member of a visible minority hired by the Vancouver School Board. Rosemary Brown Barbara Howard Ruby Sneed Emma Stark 8. Grafton Tyler Brown painted landscapes of British Columbia and is known as the first professional Black artist in the Pacific North West.TrueFalse 9. He was inducted into the Canadian Amateur Athletic Hall of Fame in 1967, Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame in 1971 and was invested with the Order of Canada in 1970. Andre De Grasse Doug Hudlin Emery Barnes Harry Jerome 10. Hogan’s Alley is the local name for Park Lane, that was the first neighbourhood in Vancouver with a concentrated black population.TrueFalse 11. This man was born in Port-of-Spain in 1863 and settled in British Columbia in 1885. In 1986 the Vancouver Historical Society formally declared him as “Vancouver Citizen of the Century”. Emery Barnes Harry Jerome Joe Fortes John Sullivan Deas 12. Name the individual who hiked along a nine-mile stretch of land in 1870 and that trail has been named in his honour. 13. He is considered one of the founders of the salmon canning industry in British Columbia. Charles Alexander Grafton Brown John Deas Mifflin Gibbs 14. Who was the first Black person to serve on the British Columbia Supreme Court? Emery Barnes Mifflin Gibbs Charles Mitchell Selwyn Romilly 15. There are more than 1 million Black people living in Canada.TrueFalse 16. In 1604 Mathieu Da Costa is the first person of African heritage to come to what is now Canada.TrueFalse 1 out of 2 17. In 1868, this person was a representative for Salt Spring Island at the Yale (B.C) Convention, where the terms were laid out for British Columbia to join Confederation. Howard Estes John Craven Jones Mifflin Gibbs Louis Stark 18. It was not until November 1872 that Blacks were formally added to jury lists in Victoria, but this man was the first Black to serve as a juror in February 1860. Charles Alexander Mifflin Gibbs Peter Lester William Delaney Moses 19. On what date did The Abolition of Slavery Act, passed by the British Parliament in 1833, come into force in Canada? August 1, 1834 April 25, 1858 July 1, 1867 January 1, 1970 20. The first Black pioneers in B.C. came here by way of the Underground Railroad.TrueFalse 21. In 1975 this person ran for the leadership of the Federal NDP Party. Rosemary Brown Eleanor Collins Michaëlle Jean Annamie Paul 22. This person developed the first Suzuki Piano Program in western Canada at the Vancouver Music Academy. Emily Allen Eleanor Collins Sarah Lester Ruby Sneed 23. The Fraser River Gold Rush that brought about 30,000 miners to British Columbia lasted for about 7 years from 1858 to mid-1860’s.TrueFalse 24. What was the name of the church in rural Saanich, Vancouver lsland that was started by the Alexander family? First Baptist Church Methodist Church of Saanich Shady Creek Church Zion Episcopal Church 25. She managed her family’s farm, acted as a volunteer nurse and midwife. She lived to be 106 years old. Nancy Alexander Ellen Copeland Nancy Lester Sylvia Sark 26. 800 Black settlers arrived in Victoria on April 25, 1858 aboard the steamship Commodore.TrueFalse 27. In 1859, when the volunteer Fire Department was being created in Victoria, several blacks volunteered to serve but they were rejected by the white men organizing the committee. The Blacks went to Governor Sir James Douglas to offer their services as a volunteer militia unit. Their official name was? African-Canadian Rifle Corps The Black Victoria Corps The Douglas Volunteer Corps Victoria Pioneer Rifles Corps 28. Who is the Canadian civil rights icon on the Canadian $10 bill? Lincoln Alexander Julia Ann Booth Viola Desmond John Ware 29. In 1886 he was the first dentist in B.C. to be granted a license under the British Columbia Dental Act. James Augustus Barnswell John Craven Jones William Allen Jones William Delany Moses 30. The Government of Canada plaque that commemorates the arrival of the Black Pioneers in 1858 says these pioneers faced “intense discrimination”.TrueFalse 31. BONUS QUESTION: Black History Month is celebrated in Canada in which month? 2 out of 2 Thank you for completing the BC Black History Awareness Society Quiz! Click "submit" to complete the quiz and receive your certificate. Time is Up!