Billy Penn Philly Quizzo

Trivia quiz: Test your local knowledge, celebrating Philly’s Black culture

24 questions about the city’s past, present and future.

Danya Henninger / Billy Penn

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The latest edition of our biweekly Philly Quizzo had a focus on the city’s rich and varied Black culture.

As protests surged throughout the city in early June, we postponed this event for the first time since we started our virtual trivia nights. People’s attention was rightly elsewhere. On Wednesday, we brought it back with a focus on Philadelphia’s African American history and the local efforts in the nationwide movement to dismantle systemic racism.

More than six dozen people joined us on Zoom, where they RSVP’d for free or offered an optional donation, which we’re splitting this month between our nonprofit newsroom and the Share Food Program. As 35 different teams, they competed to win the Philly Quizzo prize: bragging rights and a $50 gift certificate to Kisso Sushi in Old City.

After three close rounds, interspersed with a mix from local DJ Bounce Gawd, we crowd a winner. Team “Cupcake & Suraya” took top honors with a final tally of 22/24.

Now it’s your turn. Without using Google, can you beat the high score?

To play, pick your the answers in the “Past,” “Present” and “Future” sections below, then click “Submit” and scroll up to “View Score” to see how you did. If the form below doesn’t work for you, access it here.

RSVP here for the next Philly Quizzo live event on Wednesday, July 1

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