Black History 2021/2022 Super Quiz: A Full Year of Trivia

Questions updated on Jan. 15, 2022.

Black History Month Special Quiz. 28 Carefully picked African American Heritage and Black Pop Culture questions from our daily and weekly news quizzes of 2021 and 2022: Who is the first Black woman buried at the Paris Pantheon? How many states recognize Juneteenth? What is Blackfishing? And what’s historic about Georgia’s Jan. 6, 2021 vote? Take the Black History 2021/2022 Quiz, and find out!

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28 Black History general knowledge multiple-choice questions from 2021/2022. Click "start quiz."

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1. How many US states recognize Juneteenth as either a state holiday or ceremonial holiday?

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2. Who is the most honored woman in the history of the Grammy awards?

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3. He was the first African American to win the Academy Award for Best Actor.

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4. Which awards did late actress Cicely Tyson receive in her lifetime?

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5. Eric Adams is the second elected Black mayor of New York City. Who was the first?

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6. Who is the first Black woman buried at the Pantheon monument in Paris?

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7. Which artist had the most songs ever on the Billboard Hot 100 chart?

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8. Mary Wilson was a member of which 60’s sensation?

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9. Who is the most-awarded Black artist in Emmys history?

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10. Which soul-queen is responsible for the classic hit “Respect”?

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11. 2021 Golden Globes best-animated movie, “Soul,” made history as what?

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13. What is Blackfishing?

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14. According to Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont, against who was the war against cannabis aimed?

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15. What was Old Aunt Jemima originally?

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16. What’s historic about Georgia’s Jan. 6, 2021 vote?

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17. Who was Maya Angelou?

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18. What did 23-year-old Amanda Gorman accomplish in January 2021?

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19. What's "New Day's Lyric"?

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20. What was the occasion for which Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing (the American “Black national anthem”) was set to its familiar tune?

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21. What was Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu most famous for in the Eighties?

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22. Who was South Africa's last white president?

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23. Which cultural phenomena featured the character of Kunta Kinte?

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24. Which year saw the NBA’s first Black players?

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25. Who is the subject of Stevie Wonder’s Happy Birthday song?

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26. How old is Barack Obama?

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27. Who is Jessica Watkins?

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28. Who is Terence Blanchard?

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Our Black History 2021/2022 Quiz Questions and Answers

How many US states recognize Juneteenth as either a state holiday or ceremonial holiday?

Answer: • Juneteenth is a federal holiday. It is celebrated in all 50 states.

Eric Adams is the second elected Black mayor of New York City. Who was the first?

Answer: • David Dinkins.

Who is the first Black woman buried at the Pantheon monument in Paris?

Answer: • Josephine Baker.

What is Colorism?

Answer: • Prejudice against individuals with darker skin among people of the same ethnic group.

What was Old Aunt Jemima originally?

Answer: • A song of field enslaved people.

What’s historic about Georgia’s Jan. 6, 2021 vote?

Answer: • It’s the first time a Black senator represents Georgia. • It’s the first time an African-American Democrat from a Southern state has been elected to the Senate. • And, it’s the first time a Millennial senator is elected.

Who was Maya Angelou?

Answer: • An American poet.

What was the occasion for which Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing got its tune?

Answer: • The anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birthday in 1905.

Who is Jessica Watkins?

Answer: • The first Black woman to live on the International Space Station.

Who is Terence Blanchard?

Answer: • The first Black composer whose work was performed by the New York Metropolitan Opera.

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Our Black Pop Culture Quiz for Black History Month 2022 Questions and Answers

Who is the most honored woman in the history of the Grammy awards?

Answer: • Beyoncé.

Who was the first African American to win the Academy Award for Best Actor?

Answer: • Sidney Poitier.

Which artist had the most songs ever on the Billboard Hot 100 chart?

Answer: • Drake.

Mary Wilson was a member of which 60’s sensation?

Answer: • The Supremes.

Who is the most-awarded Black artist in Emmys history?

Answer: • RuPaul.

Which soul-queen is responsible for the classic hit “Respect”?

Answer: • Aretha Franklin.

2021 Golden Globes best-animated movie, “Soul,” made history as what?

Answer: • The first Pixar movie with a Black character in the lead.

What is Blackfishing?

Answer: • Pretending to be of darker skin on social media.

What’s “New Day’s Lyric”?

Answer: • Amanda Gorman’s poem to mark the end of 2021.

Which awards did late actress Cicely Tyson receive in her lifetime?

Answer: • Honorary Oscar. • Emmy. • Medal of Freedom. • And more.

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