How Well Do You Know The Zoot Suit Riots?

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How Well Do You Know The Zoot Suit Riots?

In 1943 Los Angeles, the Zoot Suit Riots occurred — a progression of contentions between American servicemen against Mexican American young people and different minorities. Take this quiz to find out more.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The Zoot Suit Riot started in...
    • A. 

      June 1943

    • B. 

      March 1943

    • C. 

      April 1943

    • D. 

      July 1943

  • 2. 
    The Zoot Suit Riot took place in...
    • A. 

      Georgia

    • B. 

      New Orleans

    • C. 

      Atalanta

    • D. 

      Los Angeles

  • 3. 
    Mexican youths were stripped off their suit because the Americans consider wearing it...
    • A. 

      Unpatriotic

    • B. 

      Unfashionable

    • C. 

      Expensive

    • D. 

      Seducing

  • 4. 
    The Mexican zoot suit owners were called...
    • A. 

      Pachucos

    • B. 

      Pigs

    • C. 

      Criminals

    • D. 

      Outcast

  • 5. 
    The riot was also targeted at African Americans and..
    • A. 

      Indian Americans

    • B. 

      Chinese Americans

    • C. 

      British Americans

    • D. 

      Filipino Americans

  • 6. 
    The riot occurred during the...
    • A. 

      War of Waterloo

    • B. 

      World War 1

    • C. 

      World War 2

    • D. 

      Brisbane War

  • 7. 
    Altercations first started in these places except...
    • A. 

      Oakland

    • B. 

      San Jose

    • C. 

      Rhodes Island

    • D. 

      San Diego

  • 8. 
    In June 1943, 200 sailors collected and burnt zoot suits in...
    • A. 

      Western Los Angeles

    • B. 

      Central Los Angeles

    • C. 

      Eastern Los Angeles

    • D. 

      Southern Los Angeles

  • 9. 
    Which of the following described the riot as more than a Zoot protest?
    • A. 

      Eleanor Roosevelt

    • B. 

      Emily Roosevelt

    • C. 

      Juan Roosevelt

    • D. 

      Juliet Roosevelt

  • 10. 
    In June 1943, how many sailors walked through the main street in downtown Los Angeles?
    • A. 

      12

    • B. 

      10

    • C. 

      13

    • D. 

      11