Saturday, February 26, 2011


Hello everybody. With the Academy Awards telecast tomorrow night, thought it would be appropriate to close out February with our annual Oscar-ish quiz, with all NEW questions! Ready?

01. Although this distinguished performer was nominated EIGHT times, he never won a Best Actor award!
02. What year was the very first Academy Awards ceremony held?
03. What movie won Best Picture that year?
04. What three awards from that very first ceremony have NOT been presented since?
05. What was the very first musical to win the award for Best Picture?
06. Do you remember what movie won the award for Best Picture last year (2010)?
07. What year was the first televised Academy Awards ceremony?
08. What movie won Best Picture during that broadcast?

We'll open the envelopes and announce the results next weekend. Now let's peek into THE ANSWERS BOX to discover who's who from the February 19 Puzzle Corner African American month quiz.

01. He had a dream. Doctor Martin Luther King, Junior
02. She stood up for what's right by staying seated. Rosa Parks
03. The current President of the United States of America. Barack Obama
04. The man accredited as "The Founder of Black History". Doctor Carter G. Woodson
(Told you they would start getting harder.)
05. This is considered the predecessor to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
The Niagara Movement, a conference held and started on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls.
06. He founded Tuskegee University. Booker T. Washington
07. He was a famous agricultural researcher. George Washington Carver
08. He discovered how to safely store blood, although the story of his final fate is sometimes told wrong.
Doctor Charles Drew. Some people believe that he was denied medical treatment after a car crash because the closest facility was a 'whites only' hospital. While this has been disputed by others with Doctor Drew at the time, the urban legend persists. His injuries from the crash led to his death, not a lack of treatment.
09. Although already a well established entertainment personality by this point, he received a Doctor of Education degree in 1976. William Henry 'Bill' Cosby, Junior
10. A noted scholar, author, and philosopher originally known as Arthur Lee Smith, Junior. Moleti Kefe Asante

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