You Think You Know Beyonce. So What’s Your #Lemonade IQ?



Better call Becky with the good hair. (Giphy)

LEMONADE, Beyoncé's newest visual album, is a force to be reckoned with.

The almost-hour-long film, with all of the songs in her new album, premiered on Saturday on HBO, later moving to Tidal (where it's exclusively streamed) and iTunes (where you can buy it). Now that it's out, it doesn't seem like the internet has much else to talk about--and we're totally cool with that.

The piece--which is so much more than just music--is a layered work with spoken word and visually stunning images. Plus, it's got a ton of references in it, many of them to various aspects and elements of black art and culture.

Can you guess them all?


Where does the title of the album, LEMONADE, come from?

Beyoncé's grandmother
Jay Z's grandmother
Vampire Weekend

Which athlete makes a twerking cameo?

Serena Williams
Mia Hamm
Michael Jordan

What other hot sauce reference is there, other than "Formation"'s, "I got hot sauce in my bag. Swag."

A baseball glove
A baseball bat
A football

Who wrote much of the spoken word in LEMONADE?

Claudia Rankine
Tracy K. Smith
Warsan Shire

Who said: "The most disrespected person in America is the black woman," as played in LEMONADE?

Dr. Martin Luther King
Malcolm X
Thurgood Marshall

What was Fort Macomb (one of LEMONADE's first images) originally used for?

To defend the coast in the early 1800s
As a fort in 1776 for forces against the British
Occupied by the Union in the Civil War

Who is "Becky with the good hair"?

Rita Ora
Rachel Roy

Which stadium is featured in LEMONADE?

New Orleans' Superdome
Detroit's Ford Field
New York's MetLife Stadium

What album is featured before "SANDCASTLES"?

Billie Holiday
Nina Simone
Ella Fitzgerald

Who is NOT in Lemonade?

Solange, Bey's sister
Tina Knowles, her mother

Where does "they don't love you like I love you" come from in "Hold Up"?

Vampire Weekend
The Yeah Yeah Yeahs
The Shins

Which artist did NOT contribute to LEMONADE?

James Blake
Kendrick Lamar
Kanye West

Who is this woman?

Michael Brown's mother, Lesley McSpadden
An actress
A member of Beyoncé's family

What tattoos do Jay Z and Beyonce have on their fingers?


What author's work is LEMONADE being compared to?

Toni Morrison
Maya Angelou
Alice Walker

You Think You Know Beyonce. So What’s Your #Lemonade IQ?

Lily Altavena

Lily is currently a TV news producer in Dallas, Texas. Previously, she was a production assistant at MSNBC. She is also a recent NYU grad. She interned for Ann Curry’s team at NBC News, The New York Times, The Village Voice, and the education nonprofit She’s the First. Her interests range from politics to education to comedy. She is not actually a dinosaur. Follow: @lilyalta.

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