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Trivia Quiz - Kwanzaa: The Basics About a Newer Holiday


What do you know about Kwanzaa, one of the newer holidays? We have Kwanzaa trivia and facts!

Quiz Number: 4220
Date Submitted: December 26, 2015
Quiz Categories: Culture, Holidays
Quiz Type: General Quiz
Author: bill
Average Score: 63.4 percent
Times Taken: 293 times
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Kwanzaa The Basics About a Newer Holiday
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1. Kwanzaa is a holiday celebrating the heritage and culture of which American culture?
  A.   Hispanic-American
  B.   African-American
  C.   Hippies
  D.   Asian-American

2. When is Kwanzaa celebrated?
  A.   spring
  B.   summer
  C.   fall
  D.   winter

3. Kwanzaa was first celebrated in what decade?
  A.   1950s
  B.   1960s
  C.   1970s
  D.   1980s

4. Who founded Kwanzaa?
  A.   Maulana Karenga
  B.   Malcolm X
  C.   Martin Luther King Jr.
  D.   Martin Luther King III

5. The name Kwanzaa derives from the phrase matunda ya kwanza, meaning "first fruits of the harvest." From what African language does this originate?
  A.   Taita
  B.   Yaaku
  C.   Swahili
  D.   Samburu

6. Kwanzaa celebrants meditate and study African traditions including Nguzu Saba, or "the principles of African Heritage." How many principles are there?
  A.   4
  B.   5
  C.   6
  D.   7

7. Kwanzaa is celebrated with a traditional candle holder symbolic of African American roots. What is it called?
  A.   dashiki
  B.   kinara
  C.   kaftan
  D.   kufi

8. Which of the following is not one of the seven principles of African heritage celebrated at Kwanzaa?
  A.   leadership
  B.   unity
  C.   purpose
  D.   faith

9. What is the typical and proper holiday greeting for Kwanzaa?
  A.   Wonderous Kwanzaa
  B.   Happy Kwanzaa
  C.   Merry Kwanzaa
  D.   Joyous Kwanzaa

10. In 2009, the first film about Kwanzaa was created, an award-winning documentary directed by M. K. Asante and narrated by Maya Angelou. What is the name of it?
  A.   Celebrating Seven Days of Kwanzaa
  B.   Lighting the Flame of Kwanzaa
  C.   The Black Candle
  D.   Discovering Kwanzaa


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