Wilstar's Labor Day Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Labor Day can be traced to a celebration by what organization in New York?

    • A.

      Knights of Columbus

    • B.

      Knights of Labor

    • C.

      Black Knights

    • D.

      Knights that say Nee

    Correct Answer
    B. Knights of Labor
    Explanation
    Labor Day can be traced back to a celebration by the Knights of Labor in New York. The Knights of Labor was a prominent labor union in the late 19th century that fought for workers' rights and better working conditions. They organized parades and demonstrations to raise awareness about the importance of labor and workers' contributions to society. These efforts eventually led to the establishment of Labor Day as a national holiday to honor the achievements and contributions of the labor movement.

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  • 2. 

    When was the first "Labor Day" parade held?

    • A.

      1776

    • B.

      1849

    • C.

      1882

    • D.

      1906

    Correct Answer
    C. 1882
    Explanation
    The first "Labor Day" parade was held in 1882. This event was organized by the Central Labor Union in New York City. It was intended to celebrate and honor the contributions and achievements of the American labor movement. The parade marked the beginning of the annual tradition of celebrating Labor Day, which became a national holiday in 1894. The other options, 1776, 1849, and 1906, are not relevant to the establishment of the first Labor Day parade.

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  • 3. 

    Communist countries started a similar celebration of labor on what date?

    • A.

      May 1

    • B.

      June 2

    • C.

      Last Friday in September

    • D.

      First Monday in October

    Correct Answer
    A. May 1
    Explanation
    Communist countries started a similar celebration of labor on May 1. This date is known as International Workers' Day or May Day, and it is a public holiday in many countries around the world. The celebration originated in the late 19th century and was adopted by communist countries as a way to honor the achievements and contributions of workers. May 1 became a symbol of solidarity and a reminder of the struggles and rights of the working class.

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  • 4. 

    In 1887, five states officially proclaimed Labor Day a holiday. Which one of the following states was NOT one of the first five?

    • A.

      Oregon

    • B.

      Colorado

    • C.

      Massachusetts

    • D.

      Indiana

    Correct Answer
    D. Indiana
    Explanation
    Indiana was not one of the first five states to officially proclaim Labor Day as a holiday in 1887.

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  • 5. 

    What date did Congress pass a law declaring Labor Day a national holiday?

    • A.

      1492

    • B.

      1890

    • C.

      1892

    • D.

      1894

    Correct Answer
    D. 1894
    Explanation
    In 1894, Congress passed a law declaring Labor Day a national holiday. This means that on that specific year, the United States government officially recognized and established Labor Day as a holiday for the entire nation. Prior to this law, Labor Day was celebrated in various states but was not recognized nationally. The passage of this law in 1894 solidified the status of Labor Day as a national holiday in the United States.

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  • 6. 

    What two holidays serve as the traditional "brackets" for the summer vacation season in the northern U.S.?

    • A.

      Independence Day and Labor Day

    • B.

      Memorial Day and Labor Day

    • C.

      Memorial Day and Independence Day

    • D.

      Easter and Labor Day

    Correct Answer
    B. Memorial Day and Labor Day
    Explanation
    Memorial Day and Labor Day serve as the traditional "brackets" for the summer vacation season in the northern U.S. Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer, usually observed on the last Monday in May, and is often associated with the beginning of outdoor activities and vacations. On the other hand, Labor Day, celebrated on the first Monday in September, marks the unofficial end of summer and is seen as the last opportunity for people to enjoy a summer getaway before the fall season begins. These two holidays bookend the summer vacation period in the northern U.S.

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  • 7. 

    Traditionally, what usually begins after Labor Day?

    • A.

      Christmas shopping season

    • B.

      Oktoberfest

    • C.

      College classes

    • D.

      Increase in vacation travel

    Correct Answer
    C. College classes
    Explanation
    Traditionally, college classes usually begin after Labor Day. This is a common practice in many educational institutions and is seen as the start of the academic year. After the Labor Day holiday, students return to their respective colleges and universities to begin their classes and coursework. This tradition has been followed for many years and is a significant milestone in the academic calendar.

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  • 8. 

    What color do some women claim is inappropriate for them to wear after Labor Day?

    • A.

      White

    • B.

      Blue

    • C.

      Black

    • D.

      Orange

    Correct Answer
    A. White
    Explanation
    Some women claim that wearing white after Labor Day is inappropriate. This is a traditional fashion rule that originated in the early 20th century, when the upper class would switch to darker, more autumnal colors after the summer season. Wearing white was seen as a symbol of leisure and luxury, and it was considered out of place to wear it after Labor Day, which marks the end of summer. While this rule is not followed strictly by everyone today, it is still a common belief among some women.

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