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Jamaican Black History Month Quiz!

12 Questions
Jamaican Black History Month Quiz!

This quiz is inspired by celebrations of our history and achievements as a beautiful and chosen race and country.

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the name of the 19th century Afro-Jamaican religious belief system practised through dance in Jamaica?
    • A. 

      Dancehall

    • B. 

      Kumina

    • C. 

      Ska

    • D. 

      Rocksteady

  • 2. 
    Kumina evolved strongest in the parish of St. Thomas.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    What did Christopher Columbus call Jamaica?
    • A. 

      Xamaica

    • B. 

      Santiago

    • C. 

      Xymaca

  • 4. 
    Merlene Ottey got Jamaica its first gold medal in a women's event in the Olympics.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Who covered Bob Marley's song 'I Shot the Sheriff' in 1974?
    • A. 

      The Blues Busters

    • B. 

      Paul McCartney

    • C. 

      Eric Clapton

    • D. 

      John Lennon

  • 6. 
    Match the following Jamaican music icons by how they died.
    • A. Bob Marley
    • A.
    • B. Jacob 'Killer' Miller
    • B.
    • C. Garnet Silk
    • C.
    • D. Sonny Bradshaw
    • D.
  • 7. 
    Who was Jamaica's first Native Minister of Agriculture?
    • A. 

      Hon. Robert Lightbourne

    • B. 

      Hon. Isaac Barrant

    • C. 

      Hon. Alexander Bustamante

  • 8. 
    Name the town in Jamaica that was the first place to have electricity and a road worthy car.
    • A. 

      Mandeville

    • B. 

      Montego Bay

    • C. 

      Black River

  • 9. 
    Lacovia was replaced by Black River as the parish capital of St. Elizabeth.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Name the most recognised noisy symbol of the Maroons. 
    • A. 

      Abeng

    • B. 

      Aboudi

    • C. 

      Aboude

    • D. 

      Accumpe

  • 11. 
    Accompong is the name of a famous maroon village, so named after their one time leader.  What is the name of Accompong's infamous brother?
    • A. 

      Nanny

    • B. 

      Accra

    • C. 

      Cudjoe

    • D. 

      Mantube

  • 12. 
    When did the Arawak Indians settle in Jamaica?
    • A. 

      7 A.D.

    • B. 

      70 A.D.

    • C. 

      700 A.D.

    • D. 

      900 A.D.