At Cerulean, we’ve been celebrating Black History Month and we’ve created this spot quiz that we thought you might like to conclude your celebrations, teaching and learning. 

If you’re not sure of the answers, watch this space – in our next article we’ll publish the answers! 

Hope you enjoy it, we’d love to hear how you’ve been celebrating Black History Month, get in touch.


1. Who holds the men’s world record marathon time of 2:01:09?

2. Which Dame won two gold medals at the Athens Olympics in 2004?

3. Who was the first black woman to win Wimbledon?

4. Who famously won the 1936 Olympic 100m?

5. Which pioneering black footballer links Tottenham Hotspur, Northampton Town and Rangers?


1. Who was the first Black woman to win best actress Oscar?

2. Who’s first feature film was ‘She’s Gotta Have It.’?

3. Which Film starring Sidney Poitier won the Best Film Oscar in 1967?

4. Who was the first black woman to achieve an EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony)?

5. Which MCU film is the ninth-highest grossing film of all time, with $1.347 billion worth of ticket sales?


1. Which famous New York rapper has the most Grammy nominations of any artist? 

2. Which jazz legend was also known as Satchmo?

3. Which Welsh singer has sung the James Bond film theme three times?

4. Who holds the record for all-time Spotify streams – Drake, the Weeknd, or Beyoncé?

5. Who sang I Feel Love, one of the first ever electronic dance songs?


1. Which nurse saved more lives than Florence Nightingale in the Crimean War?

2. Who made the ‘I Have A Dream’ speech in 1963?

3. Who was the first black woman MP?

4. Which 14th century Malian king is described as ‘the richest man in history’?

5. Who led the Haitian revolution?

Arts and literature

1. Who wrote ‘The Fire Next Time’?

2. Who wrote ‘Beloved‘?

3. Who was the first black woman to win the Booker prize?

4. Who wrote the poem ‘Phenomenal Woman‘?

5. Which black feminist writer always wrote her pen name in lowercase?