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     Labor Day Trivia Quiz...




How much do you know about Labor Day? Well
here's your chance to find out.


  1. Labor Day is always celebrated on the first Monday in September.

    True False

  2. Labor Day is celebrated in honor of World War II veterans.

    True False

  3. Labor Day is a National Holiday in the United States.

    True False

  4. No one knows who first proposed the holiday.

    True False

  5. The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City.

    True False

  6. Labor day in the United States celebrates the contributions American workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of the country.

    True False

  7. On June 28, 1894, Congress passed an act to make Labor Day a national holiday.

    True False

  8. Labor Day used to be celebrated with grand parades.

    True False

  9. Canada also celebrates Labor Day.

    True False

  10. President Grover Cleveland signed the Labor Day bill into law.

    True False


  11. European countries and China pay tribute to their workers on May 1 through a holiday called May Day.

    True False


  12. Schools, government offices and many businesses are closed on Labor Day .

    True False


  13. Traditionally turkey is eaten on Labor Day.

    True False


  14. Labor Unions were the first to celebrate Labor Day in the United States.

    True False


  15. Labor Day is thought of as a "last cookout of the year" holiday.

    True False


  16. In the southern United States, it's traditionally acceptable to wear black shoes after Labor Day and to pack the summer whites away.

    True False


  17. The year that Labor Day became a National holiday, federal troops put down a strike by the American Railway Union at the Pullman Co. in Chicago, IL, which resulted in the deaths of 34 workers.

    True False


  18. Labor Day is marked by wearing costumes in the United States.

    True False


  19. The character of the holiday has changed since its inception.

    True False


  20. Labor Day unofficially marks the end of summer to many people.

    True False



Finished? Click the button below for your score and then see what your score means on the table below. If the form doesn't work with your browser, total your score by giving yourself one point for each correct answer. Only questions #2,13, and 18 are false, the rest are all true.



Your Score

Results

0-9 So you're no expert about Labor Day. No one is holding it against you! Celebrate anyway, and make sure your last "unofficial" day of summer is a great one. And if you want to know more about the holiday, check out the Labor Day facts below.

 10-16 Way to go! You did great! You probably never realized that you knew so much about Labor Day. Congratulations and have a wonderful and safe holiday! And if you want to know more about the holiday, check out the Labor Day facts below.

17-20 Wow! Who could believe that someone knew so much about Labor Day? Your knowledge is profound. You're a certified Labor Day expert. Congratulations, and have a wonderful and safe Labor Day!



Labor Day Facts:


Labor day is a National holiday celebrated in the United States on the first Monday in September. Many people relate the holiday to the end of summer; however, the holiday was created to pay tribute to the working men and women who've contributed to the strength and prosperity of the country.

Though no one knows who first proposed the holiday for workers, the first Labor Day was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City by the Central Labor Union.

The holiday quickly grew in popularity, and by 1885 was celebrated in many industrial areas in the United States. By 1884, 23 states had made Labor Day an official holiday, and on June 28, President Grove Cleveland signed a bill that would make Labor Day a national holiday.

It's thought that he did this to garner some political points after he sent federal troops to put down a strike by the American Railway Union at the Pullman Co. in Chicago, which resulted in the deaths of 34 workers.

At the outset, great parades and festivals were held on Labor Day, but, more recently, the holiday lost significance though it still receives wide coverage in newspapers, radio, and television. Schools, government offices and many businesses are closed on Labor Day so that people can get in one last trip to the beach, or have a barbecue before the cool weather arrives.

And yes, in the Southern part of the United States, Labor Day is traditionally the day to put away the summer whites and get out the black shoes.

Canada also celebrates Labor Day on the first Monday in September. China and many European countries pay tribute to their workforce on May Day, which is celebrated on the first day of May.





"Labor Day Trivia Quiz," written and designed by Bobette Bryan, 2003
Music: "The Entertainer"



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