The 2023 Super Black History Quiz: A Full Year of Trivia

Questions were updated on Jan. 6, 2023.

Black History Month Special Quizzes. 12 Carefully picked African American Heritage and another set of 12 Black Pop Culture questions from our daily and weekly news quizzes of that past year. Looking for the 2022 year-end quiz? It’s right here.

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Black History Month Quiz 2023

12 Black History Month general knowledge multiple-choice questions from 2022 and 2023. Click "start quiz."

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1. Ketanji Brown Jackson is the first what?

Photo: White House, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

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2. Who is the first Black politician to lead either party in the US Congress?

Photo: Office of Representative Hakeem Jeffries, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

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3. When did lynching become a federal crime in the US?

Screenshot: The White House on YouTube

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4. What is the US Respect for Marriage Act?

Screenshot: PBS NewsHour - YouTube

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5. Karine Jean-Pierre is the first White House Press Secretary to be what?

Photo: Erin Scott, The White House, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

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6. Who was the first Black person from Georgia to be elected to the US Senate?

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7. Karen Bass holds which LA record?

Screenshot: LA CityView35 - YouTube

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8. Who was the first African American to play Major League Baseball (MLB)?

Photo: Bob Sandberg Look photographer, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons, colorized

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9. Who was the NBA's first Black coach?

Photo: Unknown author, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons, colorized

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10. Which TV show featured the first kiss between a white man and a Black woman to be broadcast in a US series?

Screenshot: Paramount Pictures.
Plato's Stepchildren kiss

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11. What's the most-watched tennis match in ESPN history?

Screenshot: US Open Tennis Championships on YouTube

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12. What was The Emancipator?

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Black Pop Culture Quiz (Black History Month 2023)

12 Black pop culture multiple-choice questions from the past year. Click "start quiz."

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1. Which TV show featured the first kiss between a white man and a Black woman to be broadcast in a US series?

Screenshot: Paramount Pictures.
Plato's Stepchildren kiss

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2. She starred in “Fame” and sang “What a Feeling.” Who is she?

Screenshot: Fame / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer / United Artists

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3. Coolio's last top-40 hit in the US, "C U When U Get There," is based on which famous composition?

Screenshot: Coolio - C U When U Get There (feat. 40 Thevz) Official Music Video

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4. Who was the first Black host of a US network television game show?

Screenshot: CBS

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5. The 14th Dr. Who is for the first time what?

Photo: BBC ONE via doctorwho.tv

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6. Who are Silk Sonic?

Screenshot: Recording Academy / 64th GRAMMYs / CBS

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7. Jennifer Hudson won which awards during her career?

Screenshot: Late Show with Stephen Colbert / CBS

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8. What’s alopecia?

Screenshot: 94th Academy Awards / ABC

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9. Who is the actor in this picture?

Screenshot: Emancipation / Apple TV+

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10. Who is the Grammy's most nominated artist ever?

Screenshot: Beyoncé - YouTube

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11. In Black Panther, who is Shuri?

Screenshot: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever / Marvel Entertainment

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12. Who is Emmy's first Black woman to win the lead actress in a drama series award TWICE?

Screenshot: Television Academy - YouTube

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The 2022 Quiz

22 Trivia questions from 2022. The quiz was updated for the 2022 year-end.

Black History Quiz

22 Black History general knowledge multiple-choice questions from 2022. Click "start quiz."

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

Photo: the University of Mount Union, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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2. Ketanji Brown Jackson is the first what?

Photo: White House, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

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3. When did lynching become a federal crime in the US?

Screenshot: The White House on YouTube

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4. Karine Jean-Pierre is the first White House Press Secretary to be what?

Photo: Erin Scott, The White House, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

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5. Who was the first Black host of a US network television game show?

Screenshot: CBS

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

Photo: National Archives at College Park, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons, colorized.

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7. Who was the first African American to play Major League Baseball (MLB)?

Photo: Bob Sandberg Look photographer, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons, colorized

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8. Who was the NBA's first Black coach?

Photo: Unknown author, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons, colorized

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9. Which TV show featured the first kiss between a white man and a Black woman to be broadcast in a US series?

Screenshot: Paramount Pictures.
Plato's Stepchildren kiss

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10. Why does Grammy-winning artist India Arie want to #DeleteSpotify?

Photo: Texas A&M University-Commerce Marketing Communications Photography, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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11. Who is the youngest NBA player to reach 3,000 3-Point Field Goals?

Screenshot: NBA on ESPN

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12. LeBron James became the only NBA player to hit which milestone?

Screenshot: NBA on YouTube

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13. What's the most-watched tennis match in ESPN history?

Screenshot: US Open Tennis Championships on YouTube

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14. Who's the producer behind Netflix's "Harder They Fall"?

Screenshot: The Harder They Fall / Netflix

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15. What flag is this?

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16. What was The Emancipator?

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17. Who are Silk Sonic?

Screenshot: Recording Academy / 64th GRAMMYs / CBS

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18. Jennifer Hudson won which awards during her career?

Screenshot: Late Show with Stephen Colbert / CBS

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19. Who's this?

Screenshot: 2022 BET Awards / BET Network

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20. According to Kanye West's Oct. 2022 Instagram post, who is "controlled by shadowy, powerful Jewish people"?

Screenshot: Kanye West at Tucker Carlson / FOX News - YouTube

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21. A little over a week after Twitter and Instagram restricted Ye's accounts in response to antisemitic remarks in Oct. 2022, he did what?

Screenshot: Piers Morgan Uncensored - YouTube

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22. What did Kanye West wear to his surprise 2022 Yeezy Season 9 fashion show in Paris?

Screenshot: Yeezy Season 9 / Paris Fashion Week via SWGRUS on YouTube

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Black History 2022 Video Quiz

Our Black History 2022 Quiz Questions

Here are the trivia questions and multiple-choice answers from our 2022 Black History Quiz.

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

Photo: the University of Mount Union, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Campaigning to end South African apartheid.
Being South Africa’s leader in exile.
Being South Africa’s first Black president.
Being the leader in the American civil rights movement.

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

Photo: National Archives at College Park, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons, colorized.
Denzel Washington.
Morgan Freeman.
Harry Belafonte.
Sidney Poitier.

Who's the producer behind Netflix's "Harder They Fall"?

Screenshot: The Harder They Fall / Netflix
Kanye West.
Ice Cube.
Jay-Z.
Will Smith.

What flag is this?

The Aboriginal flag.
The Belgian flag.
The German flag.
The Angolan flag.

Why does Grammy-winning artist India Arie want to #DeleteSpotify?

Photo: Texas A&M University-Commerce Marketing Communications Photography, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Because of Joe Rogan’s Covid-19 misinformation.
Because Joe Rogan rarely interviews women.
Because of Joe Rogan’s racial slurs.
Because of Joe Rogan’s salary.

What was The Emancipator?

A newspaper founded in 1970 in San Francisco, to “advocate LGBTQ rights.”
A newspaper founded in 1920 in North Carolina, to “advocate civil rights.”
A newspaper founded in 1870 in Texas, to “advocate women’s right to vote.”
A newspaper founded in 1820 in Tennessee, to “advocate the abolition of slavery.”

Ketanji Brown Jackson is the first what?

Photo: White House, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
Supreme Court justice without Juris Doctor from Harvard or Yale.
Black female justice in the US Supreme Court.
Supreme Court justice without an Ivy League degree.
Supreme Court justice confirmed without a single vote from the Senate minority party.

LeBron James became the only NBA player to hit which milestone?

Screenshot: NBA on YouTube
10k-10k-10k.
20k-20k-20k.
30k-30k-30k.
40k-40k-40k.

When did lynching become a federal crime in the US?

Screenshot: The White House on YouTube
In 1877.
In 1900.
In 1950.
In 2022.

Who are Silk Sonic?

Screenshot: Recording Academy / 64th GRAMMYs / CBS
Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak.
Kanye West and Kid Cudi.
Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood.
Mark Ronson and Diplo.

Karine Jean-Pierre is the first White House Press Secretary to be what?

Photo: Erin Scott, The White House, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
Black.
Openly Gay.
Black and openly gay.
Black and under 40.

Jennifer Hudson won which awards during her career?

Screenshot: Late Show with Stephen Colbert / CBS
Oscar.
Oscar and Grammy.
Oscar, Grammy, and Emmy.
Oscar, Grammy, Emmy, and Tony.

Who is the youngest NBA player to reach 3,000 3-Point Field Goals?

Screenshot: NBA on ESPN
LeBron James.
Stephen Curry.
Devin Booker.
Bradley Beal.

Who's this?

Screenshot: 2022 BET Awards / BET Network
Bad Bunny (Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio).
The invisible man (Dr. Jack Griffin).
Darth Vader (Anakin Skywalker).
Ye (Kanye West).

Who was the first Black host of a US network television game show?

Screenshot: CBS
Nick Cannon.
Nipsey Russell.
Steve Harvey.
Adam Wade.

Who was the first African American to play Major League Baseball (MLB)?

Photo: Bob Sandberg Look photographer, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons, colorized
Willie Mays.
Hank Aaron.
Jackie Robinson.
Babe Ruth.

Who was the NBA's first Black coach?

Photo: Unknown author, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons, colorized
Bill Russell.
Wilt Chamberlain.
Julius Erving (Dr. J)
Red Auerbach.

Which TV show featured the first kiss between a white man and a Black woman to be broadcast in a US series?

Screenshot: Paramount Pictures.
Batman.
Star Trek.
Mission: Impossible.
I Love Lucy.

What's the most-watched tennis match in ESPN history?

Screenshot: US Open Tennis Championships on YouTube
Serena Williams's defeat at the 2022 US Open.
Roger Federer’s win at the 2012 Wimbledon finals.
Roger Federer's win at the 2007 Wimbledon finals.
Serena Williams’s defeat to Venus Williams at the 2001 US Open finals.

What did Kanye West wear to his surprise 2022 Yeezy Season 9 fashion show in Paris?

Screenshot: Yeezy Season 9 / Paris Fashion Week via SWGRUS on YouTube
A “Black Lives Matter” shirt.
A “White Lives Matter” shirt.
An “All Lives Matter” shirt.
A “Tax the Rich” shirt.

According to Kanye West's Oct. 2022 Instagram post, who is "controlled by shadowy, powerful Jewish people"?

Screenshot: Kanye West at Tucker Carlson / FOX News - YouTube
Sean "Diddy" Combs.
Joe Biden.
Tucker Carlson.
Kim Kardashian.

A little over a week after Twitter and Instagram restricted Ye's accounts in response to antisemitic remarks in Oct. 2022, he did what?

Screenshot: Piers Morgan Uncensored - YouTube
Bought his own social platform and apologized.
Bought his own social platform.
Apologized.
Converted to Judaism.

Our Black History 2021 Quiz Questions and Answers

Black History 2021 Quiz

How many US states recognize Juneteenth as either a state holiday or a 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 has been 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.

Black Pop Culture Video Quiz (Black History Month 2022)

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Our Black Pop Culture Quiz for Black History Month 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.

The 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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