December 24, 2020
Labor Day Quiz
By Eric D. Pullin
Labor Day, which marks the “unofficial” end of summer, occurs annually on the first Monday in September. Observed for more than a century in the United States, this national holiday “celebrates and honors the greatest worker in the world — the American worker,” according to the U.S. Department of Labor.
The quiz below, from the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio, provides an opportunity for you to test your knowledge of the American labor movement and the history of Labor Day.
Eric Pullin is an Associate Professor of History and Asian Studies at Carthage College and honored visiting graduate faculty in Ashbrook’s Master of Arts in American History and Government Program.
Which was the first U.S. state to make Labor Day a holiday?
According to the Department of Labor, in which country was the first Labor Day celebrated?
According to the Department of Labor, in which city did the first American celebration of Labor Day occur?
Which organization planned the first Labor Day celebration in the United States?
Who was the leader of the American Railway Union during the Pullman Strike?
Which types of unions are regulated by the National Labor Relations Board, established in 1935?
Which congressional act banned union contributions to political candidates?
Walter Reuther was the fourth president of which labor union?
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