Labor Day Quiz

Miss Labor Day
Labor Day is annually held on the first Monday of September.  It was originally organized to celebrate various labor associations’ strengths of and contributions to the United States economy.  It is largely a day of rest.  Many mark Labor Day as the end of the summer season and a last chance to make trips or hold outdoor events.

1. When the first Labor Day celebrated in the United States?

a. 1901
b. 1882
c. 1817
d. 1945


2. Where was the first Labor Day parade held?

a. Washington D.C.
b. Boston
c. New York
d. Chicago


3. Who founded Labor Day?

a. George Washington
b. Peter J. McGuire, cofounder of the American Federation of Labor
c. Matthew Maguire, a machinist
d. No one is sure, but the Central Labor Union was the first to adopt a Labor Day proposal
e. Thomas J. Carver, founded of the National Farming Association


4. When was the American Federation of Labor founded?

a. 1880
b. 1886
c. 1932
d. 1776


Labor Day workers5. What was the original federal minimum wage?

a. $.75/hr
b. $1.25/hr
c. $.25/hr
d. $2.75/hr


6. Which state currently has the highest minimum wage?

a. Washington
b. Nevada
c. California
d. Maryland


7. In what year was the National Education Association (NEA) founded?

a. 1942
b. 1857
c. 1889
d. 1905


8. Throughout its history NESA (National Education Association) has lobbied for…

a. Collective bargaining
b. Lowering the voting age to 18
c. Women’s suffrage
d. Civil Rights
e. All of the Above



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