The Ultimate Black History Quiz

Black History Month is celebrated every October, but how much do you know about the incredible History of Black culture and people?

Think culture, iconic figures and groundbreaking dates for inspiration to ace our free Black History Month quiz.

You’ll find 50 questions divided into 5 rounds, and a free printable PDF version at the bottom of this post – Enjoy!

Round 1

1 – In which year was slavery abolished in the UK?

2 – Which US president signed the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863?

3 – Who was the first Black U.S. Senator?

4 – In which month is Black History Month Observed in the UK?

5 – What type of Creature is the West Indian folklore character Anansi?

6 – Name the iconic speech delivered on Aug 28th 1963?

7 – Which country is singer Rihanna from?

8 – In 1955 Rosa Parks refused to give up a seat to a white man on which mode of transport?

9 – How many countries in Africa start with the letter Z?

10 – Name the federal holiday observed on the third Monday of January each year in the US?

Round 2

1 -In which month is Black History Month Observed in the US?

2 – Which Caribbean carnival has taken place annually in London since 1966?

3 – Which president had the middle name ‘Rolihlahlary’?

4 – In 1948 President Harry Truman issued Executive Order 9981 to end segregation in which sector?

5 – On February 21, 1965, which religious leader was assassinated?

6 – The first African American to hold a patent was female – True or False?

7 – Usain Bolt was born in which country?

8 – What is Bob Marley’s middle name?

9 – In which year did Barack Obama become the first Black-American presidential candidate?

10 – Name one of the two countries in Africa beginning with T?

Round 3

1 – Nelson Mandela was the first president of which country?

2 – Michelle Obama has a Pilot’s License – True or False?

3 – Ruby Bridges was the first black student to integrate into which school in New Orleans?

4 – Who assassinated Martin Luther King, Jr.?

5 – The acronym CORE stands for which organisation?

6 – Dr. Guy Bluford was the first African American man to go where?

7 – Which American singer and songwriter is referred to as the ‘Queen of Soul’?

8 – Shirley Jackson, the first African American woman to earn a doctorate where?

9 – Black History Month was celebrated in seven African countries for the first time in which year?

10 – Who is Melissa Arnette Elliott better known as?

Round 4

1 – Where was Martin Luther King, Jr. when he was assassinated?

2 – James Johnson led the 1917 Silent March – True or False?

3 –  Who was the first African American woman to become a self-made millionaire?

4 – Which annual awards honour achievements in “music of black origin” in the UK?

5 – Who is James Todd Smith better known as?

6 – Interracial marriage has always been legal in the UK – True or False?

7 – What is Queen Latifah’s real name?

8 – Which professional boxer was nicknamed ‘The Greatest’?

9 – Who was nicknamed the ‘King of Pop’?

10 – In 1924, DeHart Hubbard became the first African American to win an individual Olympic gold medal in which sport?

Round 5

1 – What was Bob Marley (The Wailers) debut studio album called?

2 – Which actor played Malcolm X in the 1992 movie?

3 – Which Williams sister was first to win a Grand Slam Singles Title – Venus or Serena?

4 – Who won the first ever MOBO Award for ‘Best Album’ in 1996?

5 – Who is O’Shea Jackson Sr. better known as?

6 – Which author wrote the book ‘’The Color Purple’?

7 – Hattie McDaniel was the First African American to win what award?

8 – Scientist Ralph Bunche was the first African American to win which prestigious award?

9 – Barbara Hillary was the first known African-American woman to reach what Arctic summit?

10 – What Country in Africa begins with the letter K?

Black History Quiz Free Printable
Black History Month Free Printable Quiz

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Claire Roach is a professional quizzer, gamer and developer who turned her passion for knowledge into a hub for FREE quizzes!

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