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  • 1. 

    1. How long has the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston made the United Way campaign part of their annual calendar? (Note: it was not always called United Way)

    • A.

      30 years

    • B.

      40 years

    • C.

      50 years

    • D.

      60 years

    Correct Answer
    D. 60 years
    Explanation
    The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston has made the United Way campaign part of their annual calendar for 60 years. This suggests that the bank has a longstanding commitment to supporting the United Way and its initiatives. Over the course of six decades, the bank has likely developed a strong partnership with the United Way, demonstrating their dedication to giving back to the community and promoting philanthropy.

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  • 2. 

    2. How many volunteers does the United Way engage annually?

    • A.

      2000

    • B.

      4000

    • C.

      5000

    Correct Answer
    C. 5000
    Explanation
    The United Way engages 5000 volunteers annually.

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  • 3. 

    3. What group of students was famous for challenging school segregation in the Deep South?

    • A.

      The “Little Rock Nine”

    • B.

      The Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC)

    • C.

      The Black Panthers

    Correct Answer
    A. The “Little Rock Nine”
    Explanation
    The "Little Rock Nine" refers to a group of African American students who challenged school segregation in the Deep South. In 1957, these nine students were the first to integrate Little Rock Central High School in Arkansas, facing intense opposition and hostility from white supremacists and even the Arkansas National Guard. Their bravery and determination in the face of adversity played a significant role in the civil rights movement and helped pave the way for desegregation in schools across the United States.

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    4. Who was the oldest person who signed the Declaration of Independence?

    • A.

      John Hancock

    • B.

      Thomas Jefferson

    • C.

      Benjamin Franklin

    • D.

      Robert Livingston

    Correct Answer
    C. Benjamin Franklin
    Explanation
    Benjamin Franklin was the oldest person who signed the Declaration of Independence. He was born on January 17, 1706, making him 70 years old at the time of signing on July 4, 1776. Franklin was a prominent figure in American history, known for his contributions as a writer, inventor, and diplomat. He played a vital role in drafting the Declaration of Independence and was highly respected by his peers.

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  • 5. 

    5. How many neuron connections are formed each second in a baby’s brain?

    • A.

      700

    • B.

      800

    • C.

      900

    • D.

      1000

    Correct Answer
    A. 700
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 700. This suggests that each second, a baby's brain forms 700 neuron connections. This indicates the rapid growth and development of the brain during early stages of life.

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  • 6. 

    6. Who was the lawyer who won the Supreme Court case, Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka (1954), which made segregation in public school illegal?

    • A.

      Roy Wilkins

    • B.

      Ralph Abernathy

    • C.

      Thurgood Marshall

    Correct Answer
    C. Thurgood Marshall
    Explanation
    Thurgood Marshall was the lawyer who successfully argued the case of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka in 1954. This landmark Supreme Court case declared segregation in public schools unconstitutional, overturning the "separate but equal" doctrine established in Plessy v. Ferguson. Thurgood Marshall's legal expertise and strategic arguments played a crucial role in dismantling racial segregation in education and advancing the civil rights movement.

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  • 7. 

    7. Who was the legendary woman warrior in China, took her aged father’s place in the army?

    • A.

      Ban Zhao

    • B.

      Amy Tan

    • C.

      Hua Mulan

    • D.

      Qin Liangyu

    Correct Answer
    C. Hua Mulan
    Explanation
    Hua Mulan is the correct answer because she is a legendary woman warrior in China who took her aged father's place in the army. She disguised herself as a man and fought in the army for many years, displaying bravery and skill in battle. Her story has been passed down through generations and has been popularized in various forms of media, including the famous Disney animated film "Mulan."

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  • 8. 

    8. Last year alone, how many individuals and families did United Way help secure emergency food, heat, and/or shelter?

    • A.

      270,000

    • B.

      280,000

    • C.

      290,000

    • D.

      300,000

    Correct Answer
    C. 290,000
    Explanation
    United Way helped 290,000 individuals and families secure emergency food, heat, and/or shelter last year. This number indicates the total number of people and families who received assistance from United Way for basic needs such as food, heating, and shelter.

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    9. For every $1 invested in early childhood intervention, how much return on investment is there?

    • A.

      $8 - $13

    • B.

      $14 - $17

    • C.

      $18 -$ 21

    Correct Answer
    B. $14 - $17
    Explanation
    Investing $1 in early childhood intervention yields a return on investment ranging from $14 to $17. This means that for every dollar invested, the return can be expected to be between $14 and $17. This indicates that early childhood intervention programs are highly effective and provide significant benefits in terms of long-term outcomes for children.

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    10. Who was credited with saving the lives of 1,200 Jews during the Holocaust by employing them in his enamelware and ammunitions factories?

    • A.

      Albert Einstein

    • B.

      Oskar Schindler

    • C.

      Sigmund Freud

    • D.

      Jerry Seinfeld

    Correct Answer
    B. Oskar Schindler
    Explanation
    Oskar Schindler is credited with saving the lives of 1,200 Jews during the Holocaust by employing them in his enamelware and ammunitions factories. His actions were depicted in the film "Schindler's List" directed by Steven Spielberg. Schindler's courageous efforts to protect and rescue Jews from the Nazis made him a hero and his story serves as a powerful reminder of the atrocities committed during the Holocaust.

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  • 11. 

    11. Who inspired the Patriots in 1776 to declare independence from Britain?

    • A.

      Paul Revere

    • B.

      Thomas Paine

    • C.

      Sam Adams

    • D.

      George Washington

    Correct Answer
    B. Thomas Paine
    Explanation
    Thomas Paine is the correct answer because he wrote a pamphlet called "Common Sense" in 1776, which strongly argued for American independence from Britain. This pamphlet was widely read and influential, providing the Patriots with a clear and persuasive argument for breaking away from British rule. Paine's ideas and writings played a significant role in inspiring the Patriots to declare independence and ultimately fight for their freedom.

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  • 12. 

    12. Of the 25,300 youth who received academic support through United Way programs last year, what percentage of those students progressed to the next grade? (See how your dollars are impacting the youth of our area!)

    • A.

      81%

    • B.

      88%

    • C.

      94%

    • D.

      97%

    Correct Answer
    D. 97%
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 97%. This means that out of the 25,300 youth who received academic support through United Way programs last year, 97% of them progressed to the next grade. This high percentage indicates the effectiveness of the United Way programs in helping students succeed academically and advance to the next level of education.

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