How Much Do You Actually Know About Cesar Chavez?

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Cesar Chavez Quizzes & Trivia

Cesar E. Chavez was an ordinary man with an extraordinary legacy of great accomplishment and service to humanity. He is best known for his lifelong effort to found and lead the first enduring farm workers' union in U. S. History, but the significance and impact of his life transcend any one cause or struggle. How much do you know about Cesar E. Chavez and his extraordinary vision for his fellow human beings? This short quiz has been designed to help you to find out how much you know about the life of this remarkable man. Take a few moments to test your knowledge about this truly great American hero. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Where was Cesar Chavez born?
    • A. 

      Guadalajara, Mexico

    • B. 

      Juarez, Mexico

    • C. 

      Yuma, Arizona

    • D. 

      Oxnard, California

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      His family lost their farm during the Great Depression.

    • B. 

      His family had always done that kind of work.

    • C. 

      He was appalled by the conditions of migrant workers and wanted to understand them better.

    • D. 

      It paid better than working his own farm.

  • 3. 
    What is the average pay for migrant farm workers?
    • A. 

      $20/hour

    • B. 

      $6/hour

    • C. 

      $10/hour

    • D. 

      $3/hour

  • 4. 
    What group is he famous for founding?
    • A. 

      Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee

    • B. 

      Farm Workers Union of America

    • C. 

      AFL-CIO

    • D. 

      United Farm Workers

  • 5. 
    How many children did Cesar Chavez have?
    • A. 

      0

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      4

    • D. 

      8

  • 6. 
    What food did Cesar first choose to boycott to force better working conditions for farm laborers?
    • A. 

      Grapes

    • B. 

      Apricots

    • C. 

      Grapefruit

    • D. 

      Avocados

  • 7. 
    Who called Chavez "one of the heroic figures of our time?”
    • A. 

      California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger

    • B. 

      UFW Co-Founder Dolores Huerta

    • C. 

      U.S. Sen. Robert F. Kennedy

    • D. 

      Speaker Nancy Pelosi

  • 8. 
    How old was Cesar Chavez when he died in 1993?
    • A. 

      39

    • B. 

      53

    • C. 

      66

    • D. 

      82

  • 9. 
    Eight states have established a holiday to honor Cesar Chavez. When is it?
    • A. 

      March 31st, his birthday

    • B. 

      April 23rd, the day of his death

    • C. 

      September 16th, the first day of the Delano Grape Strike

    • D. 

      December 10, the day Cesar was put in Salinas jail for refusing to stop the lettuce boycott

  • 10. 
    What did Cesar Chavez do in order to bring attention to his cause?
    • A. 

      Burned buildings

    • B. 

      Destroyed crops

    • C. 

      Led violent protests

    • D. 

      Fasted

  • 11. 
    What was Cesar Chavez's motto in English?
    • A. 

       Workers of the world, Unite!

    • B. 

      Yes, it can be done!

    • C. 

      No Gods, No Masters

    • D. 

      Escape if you can