Famous African American Inventors: Inventions & Names


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1. Which African American inventor is considered the most famous and influential?

2. What was the name of the African American to receive the first patent in 1821 for his dry cleaning (or 'dry scouring') process?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

African American inventors is a topic you can check your knowledge of thanks to this quiz and worksheet. You need to know various inventors and their contributions to inventing in order to pass the quiz.

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You will be tested over the following topics:

  • Which African American inventor is the most well-known
  • When the Antebellum period was
  • An African American known for his work with NASA
  • Contributions of Dr. Charles Richard Drew
  • Name of the first African American to receive a patent

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  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about when the Antebellum period happened and interpret it correctly

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  • What the Antebellum period was
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  • Important African American inventions in the medical field