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BFI Membership Quiz #47

Test your film and TV knowledge.

This week’s quiz celebrates black singers on screen and has been compiled especially for our Members by the BFI Reuben Library.

You can complete the quiz just for fun but, for a chance to win a year of BFI Membership, don’t forget to submit your details into the prize draw before Monday 17 May. 

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Congratulations to Trisha Morgan who won the prize draw in last week’s quiz.

When you finish the quiz, scroll down to view your score and enter our prize draw by following the link. Then fill in the short form and click submit. Good luck!

Homecoming (2019)

Homecoming (2019)

  1. What is the title of the Netflix concert film of Beyoncé’s 2018 Coachella performances?

  2. Antebellum (2020)

    Antebellum (2020)

    In the film Antebellum (2020), what did Veronica (Janelle Monae) and her friends order to drink in the restaurant where they meet for a night out?

  3. Stormy Weather (1943)

    Stormy Weather (1943)

    What is the name of the dance performed by Lena Horne and Bill Robinson when they first meet at the dance hall in Andrew L Stone’s Stormy Weather (1943)?

  4. Cabin in the Sky (1943)

    Cabin in the Sky (1943)

    In Vincente Minelli’s 1943 musical Cabin in the Sky, while Ethel Waters sings “Taking a Chance on Love”, tap dancer Bill Bailey is seen doing what is considered the first recording of what dance step?

  5. The Wiz (1978)

    The Wiz (1978)

    Diana Ross plays Dorothy in Sidney Lumet’s musical The Wiz (1978). Who plays the wizard?

  6. Absolute Beginners (1986)

    Absolute Beginners (1986)

    Sade starred in Absolute Beginners (1986) performing which track?

  7. The Blues Brothers (1980)

    The Blues Brothers (1980)

    What is the name of Aretha Franklin’s character in The Blues Brothers (1980)?

  8. Dreamgirls (2006)

    Dreamgirls (2006)

    In Dreamgirls (2006) what is the name of the record label Curtis Taylor, Jr. (Jamie Foxx) founds?

  9. Dreamgirls (2006)

    Dreamgirls (2006)

    On which American singing competition TV series did Jennifer Hudson rise to fame in 2004 as a finalist?

  10. Poly Styrene: I Am a Cliché (2021)

    Poly Styrene: I Am a Cliché (2021)

    When she was 15, Poly Styrene of X-Ray Specs ran away from home, and hitchhiked from one music festival to another, sofa-surfing with friends. How did her adventure end?

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