Quiz
How much do
you know about May Day?
1
May Day originated from:
 
A pagan spring festival
 
Unions in New York City
 
A government-issued edict
2
The observance of May Day around the world changed after May protests in which city and year?
 
Paris, France, 1848
 
Chicago, Illinois, 1886
 
Lawrence, Massachusetts, 1912
 
New York, New York, 1917
3
What was the central issue that motivated protests for workers’ rights near May Day?
 
End to child labor
 
Overtime wages
 
Better health benefits
 
Eight-hour workday
4
In the United States, the most common commemoration of workers occurs on:
 
May Day, May 1
 
Labor Day, the first Monday in September
 
Memorial Day, the last Monday in May
 
No designated date
5
Today, May Day in New York City is observed by:
 
Immigrant rights advocates
 
Organized labor
 
Anarchists
 
All of the above
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