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 celebrated its 25th anniversary during Black History Month (February) 2017.

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

As with Jeopardy!, participants are given study material  to review before the event. CCACH will be hosting various study sessions between December and February.

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 – 14
  • 15 – 17
  • post-secondary

In 2017, the post-secondary age category was held January 28 at the AfroQuiz Fundraising Silver Gala. Congratulations to Tehmeena M., Mac-Jordan D. and MLA David Shepherd on their wins!

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 Quick Facts

  • AfroQuiz will be celebrating 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 has recognized 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 2017, AfroQuiz’ theme will be “Canadiana” to celebrate Canada and its diversity

Afroquiz 2017 Study Materials

Take a look at what you need to know for this year’s Afroquiz. The 2017 study materials are available now for review.

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Registration Now Open

AfroQuiz takes place Saturday February 25, 2017.