Quiz: Facts And Controversy About Columbus Day!

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Although a pioneer in the discovery and later on the settlements of many Europeans in the Americas, Christopher Columbus as been described as a monster these past decades. He has been accused of being behind the massacre of many indigenous people in the Caribbean. And perhaps the main reason why so many natives all over the continent are now being deprived of their ancestral land. But is it fair to say even about him? And is he the worst person in history because of all the tribes that had to die? Take our quiz and find out more about the controversy about Columbus day.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When did opposition to Columbus Day start appearing?
    • A. 

      In the 21st Century

    • B. 

      In the 20th Century

    • C. 

      In the 18th Century

    • D. 

      In the 19th Century

  • 2. 
    Which group was mostly against it from the beginning?
    • A. 

      The Know Nothings

    • B. 

      Native Americans

    • C. 

      People from German descent

    • D. 

      New Yorkers

  • 3. 
    Why has the holiday lost its popularity in the 20th Century?
    • A. 

      Because of how natives were treated at the hand of Europeans

    • B. 

      Because it's old

    • C. 

      Because fewer people read about history

    • D. 

      No one knows

  • 4. 
    When was the holiday first observed in the US?
    • A. 

      In 1498

    • B. 

      In 1500

    • C. 

      In 1692

    • D. 

      In 1792

  • 5. 
    Which American community is proud to celebrate this holiday in America?
    • A. 

      Latinos

    • B. 

      Swedish Americans

    • C. 

      Italian Americans

    • D. 

      British Americans

  • 6. 
    In how many American states is the holiday not celebrated?
    • A. 

      8

    • B. 

      10

    • C. 

      12

    • D. 

      15

  • 7. 
    What is the translation of "Dia de la Raza" in English?
    • A. 

      The Day of the Race

    • B. 

      The day of the Rock

    • C. 

      The Day of the Americas

    • D. 

      The Day of the Men

  • 8. 
    How is the holiday called in Belize?
    • A. 

      Pan American Day

    • B. 

      Pan African Day

    • C. 

      Hispanic Day

    • D. 

      Carnival Day

  • 9. 
    In how many European countries is Columbus Day celebrated?
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      3

    • C. 

      4

    • D. 

      5

  • 10. 
    In what year was the holiday first observed in Spain?
    • A. 

      In 1987

    • B. 

      In 1982

    • C. 

      In 1985

    • D. 

      In 1980

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