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May Day trivia

posted Apr 2, 2012, 11:32 AM by Simon Nguyen   [ updated Apr 12, 2013, 7:58 PM ]

This May Day trivia quiz features 12 multiple-choice questions. Answers to the May Day trivia questions can be found at the end of the quiz. Cheers.

1. What is May Day?
a) A celebration of the spring season
b) A day for workers’ advocacy
c) A bank holiday in the UK
d) All of the above

2. In Asia and Europe, May Day is also known as ______.
a) Labour Day b) International Workers’ Day c) Armistice Day d) Either a or b

3. May Day is one of several bank holidays in England. How many permanent bank holidays are there in total?
a) 6 b) 7 c) 8 d) 9 e) 10

4. With some exception, May Day is typically observed on ______.
a) The first of May b) The first Monday of May c) The last day of May

5. May Day is designated as Labour Day in many countries. What was the original reason behind this day?
a) To raise awareness for socialism
b) To commemorate the fight for an 8-hour work day (Haymarket affair)
c) To advocate for workers’ rights
d) None of the above

6. True or False. May Day (as a spring festival) was originally a pagan holiday.

7. In Hawaii (U.S.), May Day is locally known as ________.
a) King Kamehameha I Day b) Statehood Day c) Lei Day d) Loyalty Day

8. What is the most popular May Day’s activity?
a) Take part in carnivals and parades
b) Spend time with family and friends
c) Participate in political demonstrations and rallies
d) All of the above

9. True or False. Labor Day in the United States is also observed on May 1st.

10. Which of these countries does NOT officially celebrate May Day?
a) France b) Germany c) China d) Japan e) Russia

11. May Day is most associated with which political ideology?
a) Capitalism b) Socialism c) Fascism

12. True or False. May Day is not celebrated in leap years.

Answer Key:
1)d 2)d 3)a 4)a 5)b 6)True 7)c 8)c 9)False 10)d 11)b 12)False

Classifications: # of correct answers
10-12 Master, 7-9 Expert, 4-6 Intermediate, 0-3 Novice