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Welcome to our Quiz About the Colour Black

Trivia Questions

  1. Black Beauty was a novel written in 1877 by which English author?
  2. The Black Death bubonic plague pandemic occurred in Europe in which century?
  3. The 1985 World Snooker Championship final, known as the black ball final, was played at the Crucible Theatre in which year? And who won it?
  4. An aircraft's flight recorder, also known as a black box, is actually painted which bright colour to aid in its recovery after accidents?
  5. The English rock band Black Sabbath were formed in 1968 in which city?
  6. Who became known for a fictional 200-mile overnight ride from London to York on his horse Black Bess?

  7. Six different countries have coastlines on the Black Sea - can you name all six?
  8. By what name is the dungeon in which troops of Siraj-ud-Daulah held British prisoners of war on the night of 20 June 1756 best known?
  9. What nickname was shared by the American Wild West outlaw Charles E. Boles and a Welsh pirate who was the most successful pirate of the Golden Age of Piracy?
  10. Black Hawk Down is a 2001 war film about the U.S. military's 1993 raid in which city?
  11. The Penny Black was the world's first adhesive postage stamp. In which year was it first issued in the United Kingdom: 1840, 1860, or 1880?
  12. Which historical novel was written by Alexandre Dumas and first published in 1850?
  13. The Black Russian is a cocktail of coffee liqueur and which spirit?
  14. In which village did blacksmiths become known as "anvil priests"?
  15. Which singer was known as "The Man in Black" for his style of on-stage clothing?
  16. With what would you associate "Dr. Black" in the UK edition and "Mr. Boddy" in North American versions?
  17. "Budd, I'd like to introduce my friend, the black mamba" is a quote from which film?
  18. The Black Country Living Museum is an open-air museum of rebuilt historic buildings in which West Midlands town?
  19. What name did Sir Winston Churchill give to his manic-depression?
  20. Name either of the two Welsh counties in which you'd find the Black Mountains?


  1. Anna Sewell
  2. 14th century (1346 to 1353)
  3. 1985. Dennis Taylor won it (beating Steve Davis)
  4. Orange
  5. Birmingham
  6. Dick Turpin
  7. Bulgaria, Georgia, Romania, Russia, Turkey, and Ukraine
  8. The Black Hole of Calcutta
  9. Black Bart
  10. Mogadishu (Somalia)
  11. 1840
  12. The Black Tulip
  13. Vodka
  14. Gretna Green
  15. Johnny Cash
  16. Cluedo (he is the murder victim)
  17. Kill Bill: Vol. 2
  18. Dudley
  19. Black dog
  20. Powys or Monmouthshire