Bing Black History Month Quiz

Microsoft Rewards Bing Black History Month Quiz Answers:

1: What was George Washington Carver famous for developing?
A Peanut butter
B Crop rotation methods
C Petroleum jelly

The great agronomist was a famous peanut proponent in his day, but his many innovations didn’t actually include peanut butter (you can thank the Aztecs for that). What he did invent were numerous methods of replenishing nutrients in Southern soils depleted by years of cotton planting. Carver encouraged farmers to adopt alternative crops like peanuts and sweet potatoes, helping to change the economic landscape of the Deep South and make its farmlands more sustainable.
The correct answer is Crop rotation methods.

2: What state did Kamala Harris represent before she was elected vice president?
A Florida
B California
C Maryland

Harris began her political career in 2003, ousting the incumbent San Francisco district attorney in a runoff election. In 2010, Harris won her race to become state attorney general, and in 2016 she was elected by a 23-point margin to represent California in the US Senate. In 2020, she became the first African American and first Indian American elected vice president.
The correct answer is California.

3: Why is Black History Month celebrated in February?
A Valentine’s Day
B Frederick Douglass’ birthday
C Ratification of the 13th Amendment

Black History Month evolved from Negro History Week, created by eminent historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Launched in 1926 and held the second week of February to honor the birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln, it celebrated the contributions of Black Americans. Eventually the week was expanded to a month, and in 1976 President Gerald Ford designated February as Black History Month. Every president since has done the same. Today Black History Month is also recognized in Canada, the UK, and other countries.
The correct answer is Frederick Douglass’ birthday.

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