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Anne’s Quiz #18

Cesar Chavez

How much do you know about this remarkable man and his extraordinary vision for his fellow human beings?

"I am convinced that the truest act of courage, the strongest act of manliness is to sacrifice ourselves for others in a totally non-violent struggle for justice." -- Cesar Chavez

1. Where was Cesar Chavez born?
a) Mexico City
b) Juarez, Mexico
c) Yuma, Arizona
d) Oxnard, California
2. Why did Cesar Chavez become a migrant worker?
a) His father lost their family farm during the depression.
b) His family had always done that kind of work.
c) He was appalled by the conditions of migrant workers and wanted to understand them better.
d) It paid better than working his own farm.
3. How old was Cesar Chavez when he died in 1993?
a) 66
b) 81
c) 55
d) 28
4. What was the first organization Cesar Chavez joined?
a) Community Service Organization
c) National Farm Workers Association
d) Mexican Farm Workers
5. What group is he famous for founding?
a) Mexican Farm Workers
b) United Bario Workers
d) National Farm Workers Association
6. How many children did Cesar Chavez have?
a) 0
b) 2
c) 4
d) 8
7. What food did he choose to boycott to force better working conditions for farm laborers?
a) grapes
b) apricots
c) oranges
d) broccoli
8. California has established a holiday to honor Cesar Chavez. When is it?
a) The day of his death, April 23rd
b) His birthday, March 31st
c) September 4th, near Labor Day
d) May 5th, Cinco de Mayo
9. Who called Chavez "one of the heroic figures of our time"?
a) California Governor Jerry Brown
b) his wife, Helen Fabela
c) U.S. Sen. Robert F. Kennedy
d) President Bill Clinton
10. What is the average pay for migrant farm workers?
a) $20/hour
b) $6/hour
c) $10/hour
d) $1/hour


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quiz 18 created 10-15-01