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QUIZ: Black history in tech
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In both public and private schools, we usually get that one paragraph in black history books that highlights the same handful of people (for good reason). But how often do we learn about African and African-American history in business and technology happening thenÂ and now? From hip-hop investors to science labs, computer nerds are underestimated and often handsomely compensated. Check out how much you know about some of these techies below.
Which computer scientist developed the animation used to create GIFs?
A. Mark Dean
B. Lisa Gelobter
C. Evelyn Boyd Granville
D. Clarence “Skip” Ellis
What was the name of the “human computer” who actress Taraji P. Henson played in “Hidden Figures”?
A. Dorothy Vaughan
B. Mary Jackson
C. Katherine Johnson
D. Mrs. Joylette Coleman
What is the founder’s name of Black Girls Code?
A. Charlene Hunter
B. Temi Olukoko
C. Sandra Okoli
D. Kimberly Bryant
Where is the Afrotech Fest based? (Note: This question is not related to AfroTech World, which has a different black founder.)
A. Toronto, Canada
B. Ghana, West Africa
C. London, England
D. San Francisco, California
Convoz is an app for creating public collaborations, sharing opinions and receiving video responses from others. Which rapper is affiliated with this startup app?
A. Rakim Allah
The “Godfather of black Silicon Valley” helped launch Hewlett-Packards computer division in the late 1960s. What’s his name?
A. Lonnie G. Johnson
B. Roy L. Clay
C. Emmitt McHenry
D. Stacy Spikes
Mims was awarded with the top prize in 2017 in a Startup Battlefield competition. What was the name of the app that proved “this is why [he’s] hot”?
C. Slang N’ Friendz
Akon has dreams of creating “Akoin,” a type of digital cash to be used in “Crypto City.” Where will “Crypto City” be located?
C. Sierra Leone
Answers (Stop cheating. At least try first before you read this): 1. B, 2. C, 3. D, 4. C, 5. D, 6. B, 7. D, 8. A
Note: This quiz was originally compiled and published by Shamontiel on GoalsTV. However, one question has been clarified regarding Afrotech Fest versus Afrotech World.
Editor’s Note: (Note: This post was originally written for an Upwork client via GoalsTV. However, updates and tweaks have been made.)
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