Black History Month Trivia for Elementary Students: 20 Free PDF Quiz Cards!

by Stephanie Yankova
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February is Black History Month, and we’ve decided to create quiz cards for children to help them understand and learn more about who, what, and why we celebrate during this time! Let’s inspire our kids to be the change we want to see in the future for one kinder world! Download our free Black History Month trivia for elementary students and let’s get to learning! 

black history month trivia for elementary students

Black History Month Trivia for Elementary Students

What do we celebrate during Black History Month? This is a 4-week period that we dedicate to learning more about the contributions and achievements of Black people throughout history. We remember the milestones of all the incredible people who fought to make this world a better and fairer place. Some things we can do during this time to enrich our historical knowledge are watch movies that touch on relevant topics, visit museums, and read books. For the little ones, a great way to introduce them to this annual celebration is via fun educational trivia. We’ve made 20 cards with questions that will get your kids or students thinking, which you can download for free as a PDF from here.

Who was the first black woman to serve as a U.S. senator?

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Answer: Carol Moseley Braun

Who was the first female Egyptian pharaoh?

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Answer: Sobekneferu

What does the phrase “Separate but equal” refer to?

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Answer: A legal doctrine that said racial segregation didn’t violate the 14th Amendment to the Constitution.

Unscramble these words to spell out an African country?

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Answers: Kenya, Nigeria, Zambia

Which famous speech did Sojourner Truth deliver in 1851?

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Answer: “Ar’nt I a woman?”

How many Africans did the Europeans bring to the Americans?

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Answer: 12.5 million people

What is the next line in this Bob Marley song?

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Answer: ‘Cause every little thing’s gonna be alright’

Who assassinated Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.?

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Answer: James Earl Ray

Read also: 20 FREE Martin Luther King Jr Coloring Sheets and Games!

Name the tallest animal living in Africa.

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Answer: Giraffe

What is the longest river in the world called, and in which continent can it be found?

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Answer: Nile, Africa

What were “Jim Crow” laws?

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Answer: Laws in the U.S. that made it legal for places to be racially segregated.

What was Maclolm X’s birth name?

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Answer: Malcolm Little

Who was the first black woman to speak out publicly against slavery?

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Answer: Maria Stewart

Who was the first black woman in space?

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Answer: Mae Jemison

Who was the first black president of America?

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Answer: Barack Obama

Who started Black History Month?

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Answer: Carter G. Woodson

Name the first African-American woman who won 5 Grammy Award in a year.

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Answer: Lauryn Hill

Who wrote “Racism 101”?

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Answer: Nikki Giovanni

Why Black History Month is distinguished?

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Answer: To tribute the African American people who have served for America.

Whose iconic speech included the words “I have a dream”.

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Answer: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Read also: 10 Easy Black History Month Crafts to Make with Your Children

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