Black History Month Quiz - Week 1
February is Black History Month – time to acknowledge and celebrate the cultural and political contributions of people of African descent to Canada!
The PSAC BC Mainland Human Rights Committee has created a series of fun and educational quizzes designed to test your knowledge of Black History in Canada. We'll be posting one per week during February.
Test your knowledge below and watch for the next quiz coming next week at
Do you know your black history? Let us check it out!
This freed black man was the first person of colour to set foot on Canadian soil. What is his name?
Mathieu Da Costa
The first ship load of Black people to arrive in British North America landed where? And in what year?
Quebec in 1829
Halifax in 1649
Jamestown in 1619
Africville in 1782
The first named enslaved African to reside in Canada was a 6 year old boy. What is his name?
Olivier Le Jeune
He gave limited permission for the colonists of New France to keep Black and Pawnee Indian slaves. Who was he?
King Charles II of France
King Louis XIV of France
King Louis XV of France
She was an escaped slave who brought more than 300 fugitive black slaves to Canada in the 1830s to win their freedom. Who was she?
Enslaved and sold multiple times before being purchased by French merchant François Poulin de Francheville, she set fire to her bed and ran away. Later, she was accused of burning down 46 buildings. Who was she?
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