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Black History Month: Famous Faces

How many of these famous faces from history do you know? Take this quiz to find out!

Beano Quiz Team
Last Updated:Β  October 12th 2022
@michelleobama | instagram

Who's this stood next to Michelle Obama?

@maejemison | twitter

This is Mae Jemison, the first black woman to do... what? Click to find out!


Who's this statue of? Hint: he's wrote the famous "I Have A Dream" speech. He's kind of a big deal.

panafricannews | blogspot via giphy

Here's a slightly harder one. This fella was around the same time as Martin Luther King, and was another great figure in the Civil Rights Movement.Β He was famous for being a bit... angrier than Dr King. Any ideas?


Who's this world-famous British athlete? His specialty is long-distance running and he's won a LOT of medals.


Can you guess who this popstar is from her amazing outfit?


Another Olympian next, this time an American. But who is it?Hint: he made Hitler look like a right idiot way back in 1936!


Who's this famous British writer? Hint - she wrote Noughts and Crosses!

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Who was this famous British Nurse during the Crimean war? Hint - it's not Florence Nightingale!

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And finally, who's this very clever American scientist?

Oh no! Dr King is not impressed!

Not bad! Dr King thinks you should probably brush up on your history a bit though!

Not bad at all! Dr King is pretty impressed!

Woah! Great job! Dr King is impressed!