Jackie Robinson Quiz For The Home Runners!
Jackie Robinson is one of the most important people in sport, but how much do you know about him?
Move over Ronaldo, and step aside Andy Murray, Jackie Robinson is the real legend! Jackie changed the face of sport in America at a time when being a Black sports star was seen as unacceptable. He lived during a time of racism in America called ‘segregation’ and fought against racism his whole life and was a real pioneer of equality in sport! Here’s to you Jackie! But who was this amazing man? Let’s find out right here!
Where was Jackie born?
What sport did he play?
When Jackie started playing baseball, White people wouldn’t let Black people play with them, which team finally let him play?
What year did he play as the first Black player in Major League Baseball?
What big scary organisation did he join to pay the bills?
Why did he leave?
50 years after his debut match in the non-segregated league, what did the post office issue?
When did segregation legally end in America?
What was his middle name?
He was the first African American to be inducted into what?
Uh oh, looks like you’ve missed the ball on this one! It’s gone straight past you! But don’t worry, Jackie never gave up and he ended up changing the world of sport, so you can do that too! But for quizzes - go on, get back up to the plate and score that home run!
Not bad! Good effort! A few more hits like that and you’ll be on the leaderboard of quiz immortality! Don’t give up yet though, Jackie never did! Why not give the quiz another go and see if you can get 100% on it?
Epic score! Nice work, you know your stuff - feels good right? Just like how Jackie was voted most valuable player in 1949 - you’re well on your way to being the most valuable quizzer! Amazing work! You’re so close to a home run - why not have another go at it?
Home run! Amazing! Well done! You’ve absolutely smashed this one out of the park - so far, the Ancient Greeks would probably make up a myth about how your quiz was so incredible it’s up there in the stars alongside Jupiter or something! Jackie would be proud of you, but truly, you should be proud of yourself! Nice work!