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Editor’s Corner: Black History Month

Happy Thursday morning! As you’re all aware, February is Black History Month, and the Mosaic of People at Jack Henry BIG has done a superb job all month of providing thought-provoking information, stimulating sessions, happy celebrations, fun quizzes, and even recipes. You can join us and become a member of the Mosaic BIG by clicking this link to go to the Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion page of the Knowledge Drop on jhaToday. The HOW TO section is where you sign up.

Today, I’m passing along a wonderful quiz I found on dictionary.com. Not only can you test your knowledge of black history, but you can test your language skills at the same time. You get two quizzes for the price of one today, and you get double credit for participating (no prize, but twice the feeling of accomplishment!). The quiz includes seven questions. Just write your answers down and then when you’re done, scroll down to see the correct answers. Good luck, my friends!

1. W.E.B. Du Bois said, “Rule-following, legal PRECEDENCE, and political consistency are not more important than right, justice, and plain common-sense.” What does “precedence” mean?

  • A practical advantage given to one over others
  • Unrestrained or excessive self-indulgence
  • The fact of preceding in time; antedating

2. Identify who said, “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence. It is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.”

  • Audre Lorde
  • Simone Biles
  • Chadwick Boseman

3. Identify who said, “He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.”

  • Muhammad Ali
  • Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • James Baldwin

4. bell hooks said, “I will not have my life narrowed down. I will not bow down to somebody else’s WHIM or to someone else’s ignorance.” What does “whim” mean?

  • The act or state of looking forward or anticipating
  • An odd or capricious notion or desire; a sudden or freakish fancy
  • A whimpering cry or sound

5. Complete this quote from Langston Hughes: “Perhaps the _______ of an artist is to interpret beauty to people, the beauty within themselves.”

  • Anxiety
  • Expectation
  • Mission

6. Booker T. Washington said, “Freedom, in the broadest and highest sense, has never been a BEQUEST; it has been a conquest.” What does “bequest” mean?

  • Imagination, especially when extravagant and unrestrained
  • A disposition in a will
  • Something asked for

7. Complete this quote from Michelle Obama: “History has shown us that courage can be _______, and hope can take on a life of its own.”

  • Contagious
  • Advantageous
  • Ponderous

Answers:

1. E.B. Du Bois said, “Rule-following, legal PRECEDENCE, and political consistency are not more important than right, justice, and plain common-sense.” What does “precedence” mean?

· The fact of preceding in time; antedating.

2. Identify who said, “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence. It is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.”

· Audre Lorde

3. Identify who said, “He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.”

· Muhammad Ali

4. bell hooks said, “I will not have my life narrowed down. I will not bow down to somebody else’s WHIM or to someone else’s ignorance.” What does “whim” mean?

· An odd or capricious notion or desire; a sudden or freakish fancy.

5. Complete this quote from Langston Hughes: “Perhaps the _______ of an artist is to interpret beauty to people, the beauty within themselves.”

· Mission

6. Booker T. Washington said, “Freedom, in the broadest and highest sense, has never been a BEQUEST; it has been a conquest.” What does “bequest” mean?

· A disposition in a will

7. Complete this quote from Michelle Obama: “History has shown us that courage can be _______, and hope can take on a life of its own.”

· Contagious

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