What is AfroQuiz?

AfroQuiz is an annual Jeopardy-style quiz competition for kids of all ages celebrating the rich history of people of African and Caribbean descent around the globe.  AfroQuiz will be holding its 28th annual event on February 29, 2020.

AfroQuiz is free and open to the community at large and aims to instill a sense of pride and appreciation of black history among the city’s youth.

As with Jeopardy!, participants are given study material to review before the event.

AfroQuiz serves the youth of diverse cultural backgrounds in Edmonton and the greater community. Every year, AfroQuiz welcomes 50 contestants from the following age categories (10 youth in each):

  • under 9 years old
  • 10 – 12
  • 13 – 15
  • 16 – 18
  • Post Secondary

The theme for AfroQuiz 2020 is ‘Community Engagement.’ AfroQuiz will explore the contributions  that people of African & Caribbean heritage have made to their communities and how these contributions have impacted communities in Canada and across the globe.

Did You Know?

In the past, AfroQuiz partnered with Prince Charles public school – which serves aboriginal youth – which then inspired them to start their own Aboriginal History Quiz competition. AfroQuiz has also partnered with teachers in the Edmonton Public and Private school boards to encourage their students to participate in the event.

AfroQuiz 2018 Study Materials

Take a look at what you need to know for this year’s AfroQuiz. The 2018 study materials are available now for review.

AfroQuiz Quick Facts

  • AfroQuiz celebrated 25 years in 2017
  • Over its history, AfroQuiz has helped more than 1,000 students celebrate diversity in Edmonton
  • AfroQuiz is free to all participants and offers prizes that facilitate further learning
  • AfroQuiz ranges in topics from current events to poetry and music to historical figures in Canada and around the world
  • AfroQuiz recognizes the contributions of Black heritage to Canadian history
  • AfroQuiz helps bring families together through learning and family-friendly entertainment
  • AfroQuiz aims to bridge and add to any information gaps in the current school curriculum
  • In 2018, AfroQuiz’ theme will be “Immigration & Integration” to celebrate Canada and its diversity
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