Jamaican Black History Month Quiz!

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Jamaican Black History Month Quiz!

Did you know that Christopher Columbus is the one who claimed Jamaica for Spain? Jamaica is a beautiful island that has a sad yet happy history. The first Africans to arrive in Jamaica were servants for the Spanish settlers, they later fought to retain their freedom when the English later on. Test your Jamaican Black History month knowledge by taking the test below.


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. 
    • 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. 
    Who was Jamaica's first Native Minister of Agriculture?
    • A. 

      Hon. Robert Lightbourne

    • B. 

      Hon. Isaac Barrant

    • C. 

      Hon. Alexander Bustamante

  • 7. 
    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

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Name the most recognised noisy symbol of the Maroons. 
    • A. 

      Abeng

    • B. 

      Aboudi

    • C. 

      Aboude

    • D. 

      Accumpe

  • 10. 
    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

  • 11. 
    • A. 

      7 A.D.

    • B. 

      70 A.D.

    • C. 

      700 A.D.

    • D. 

      900 A.D.