Black Music Trivia – Answers June 16, 2022 – Posted in: Be Inspired

June is African American Music Month. Test your knowledge of African American music with this quiz!


Which Billie Holiday song is considered to be one of the first protest songs of the Civil Rights Movement?

  • Strange Fruit
  • Travlin’ Light
  • Ain’t Nobody’s Business
  • That’s Life I Guess


Who was the first African American member of the New York City Opera?

  • Marian Anderson
  • Sissieretta Jones
  • Todd Duncan
  • Simon Estes


What year did the Apollo Theater open?

  • 1927
  • 1914
  • 1952
  • 1934


Which Stevie Wonder album won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year in 1973?

  • Innervisions
  • Talking Book
  • For Once in My Life
  • Signed, Sealed & Delivered


Which artist is remembered as the “Queen of Jazz”?

  • Ma Rainey
  • Aretha Franklin
  • Ella Fitzgerald
  • Mahalia Jackson


Who is credited for the creation of hip hop music?

  • Kool and the Gang
  • The Sugarhill Gang
  • Grandmaster Flash
  • DJ Kool Herc


Who was the first woman to land three number-one songs on Billboard’s streaming charts in a single year?

  • Nicki Minaj
  • Megan Thee Stallion
  • Janet Jackson
  • Queen Latifah


Who is the only artist to chart 7 consecutive #1 Billboard Hot 100 hits?

  • Michael Jackson
  • Diana Ross
  • Whitney Houston
  • James Brown