Labor Day Trivia Questions & Answers

We work non-stop all the time!!! Some of us work 18 hours a day while some of us struggle hard in the hot blazing summer and extreme winters to raise our families.

No one ever thought of having a break, a holiday to celebrate all the hardships that the laborers suffer while working day and night to achieve something until 1894.

Yes, the actual federal holiday is known as the “labor’s day holiday” initiated in the 19th century in order to pay tribute to the laborers all across the world. It is also known as the “International Worker’s day” in some countries.

Happy Labor Day!

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Historical Background of Labor Day

Labor’s Day is celebrated on the first of every May, worldwide. Even though it is different in some countries but most of the country share the date, 1st.May each year. Labor’s Day originated as a consequence of the Labor Union Movement which was conducted back in the 19th century and ever since then each year an international holiday is celebrated to pay special tribute to the workers all over the world. Oregon was the first to announce Labor Day an official holiday in 1887. The first Waffle House opened on Labor Day. In 1955, in Avondale Estates, GA, the very first Waffle House unlocked its doors to the public.

Okay!! I guess, enough with the history now, let’s get to the fun part. We have drafted the perfect Labor Day Trivia Questions and Answers quiz worksheet which is literally really fun and entertaining. If you are a nerdy geek kid then this Labor Day trivia quiz game is the best time pass that you can possibly have. So, without waiting any longer put yourself to the test about how well you know about the Labor Day.

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10 Fun Facts about the Labor Day that You Didn’t Know

Do you know that Labor Day is recognized as the ‘unofficial NFL season kickoff.’? It is so because 99.44 percent of the time, the NFL plays its first official season game the Thursday after Labor Day. To get to know more interesting fun facts about labor day, scroll down the post below.

  • The first-ever US Labor Day was celebrated on 5th of September. 1882 on Tuesday in New York City which was planned by the Central Labor Union.
  • The American Labor Day concept was idealized by Canada in order to honor the Labor Movement. They also held a “9-hour Movement” to support the striking workers.
  • The first state to celebrate Labor Day was Oregon. The legal holiday was celebrated in 1887.
  • Labor Day was made a National Holiday by Grover Cleveland when he signed an Act in 1894 establishing a federal holiday.
  • A congress passed an Act on June 28th, 1894, to make Labor Day a legal holiday to be celebrated on the first Monday of September.
  • Labor Day weekend is considered to be the busiest travel weekend of the year.
  • According to research, thousands of mom would actually go into labor on Labor Day resulting in almost 10,829 babies being born on Labor Day.
  • Labor Day is also considered to be the end of Hotdog season. According to a National Hotdog and Sausage Council Americans typically consume almost 7 billion hot dogs.
  • Before Labor Day act was passed, an average workday was 12 hours long, seven days a week even for children of age 5.
  • Peter McGuire is thought to be the father of Labor Day.

Labor Day Trivia Questions & Answers For Kids & Adults

In the United States of America, the first Monday of September is celebrated as Labor Day. Labor’s day credits the American labor movement and the active participation that workers have made to the power, prosperity, laws, and happiness of the country.

It is the Monday of the long weekend known as Labor Day Weekend. It is recognized as a federal holiday. Labor Day is called as the “unofficial end of summer” because it seals the end of the cultural summer season. Labor Day is celebrated every year to recognize and honor the contributions and achievements of the 155 million men and women who are in the U.S. workforce.

Q. When is Labor Day celebrated in Canada and America?

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The first Monday of September 

Q. Which country celebrates Labor Day on first of May?

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Q. Who is widely believed to be Father of Labor Day in America?

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Peter McGuire

Q. Which city in the United States of America was the first to celebrate Labor Day?

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New York City

Q. The famous 19th-century activist Peter McGuire was assigned a nickname, what was it?

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Distributor of Public Peace

Q. The first labor strike in the U.S. believed to have occurred in which year?

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Q. The Labor Day Parade was held in America in which year for the first time?

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Q. There were several obstacles to Southern economic growth, which was not among them?

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New Business, “taxes”

Q. A small town where everything was owned by a mill company was?

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  Mill Town

Q. The Act which vaguely worded and led to the dissolution of many labor union was named?

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  Sherman Anti-Trust Act.

Q. The Great May Labor strikes of 1886 were all about?

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The eight hour day

Q. What was the name of the strike which led in making Labor Day national holiday?

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  The Pullman Strike.

Q. The Labor Day Strikes of 1886 ended in which place?

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  Milwaukee, Wisconsin  

Q. What was the name of the secret organization which provided the basis of American Federation of Labor?

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  The Knights of Labor

Q. What is the Ghost Union originally?

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  A union run by a company.

Q. The bill which made the Labor Day a national holiday was signed by which U.S. president?

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  Grover Cleveland

Q. Who actively recruited the members of Knights of Labor?

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  Mother Jones

Q. What was the name of the nonunion sanctioned strike?

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  Wildcat strike

Q. What was the name of the labor union founded by William Sylvis?

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  National Labor Union

Q. The National Labor Union collapsed how many years after the death of William Sylvis, the founder?

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  Four years later

Q. What was the name of the leader of Pullman Strike who was also arrested?

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  Eugene V. Debs.

Q. The book which advocated socialism, written by Herny George was named?

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  Poverty and Progress  

Q. How were many labor leaders arrested after the bombing of Haymarket Square?

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Q. Out of eight labor leaders who were arrested at Haymarket square how many were hung and pardoned?

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  Four were hung and three were pardoned

Q. The Oshkosh woodworkers strike (1898) was held to resolve which main issue?

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  Pay raises

Q. The eight hour day came into effect in which year?

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Q. The largest Labor Union in the United States in 2005 was?

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  National Education Association

Q. What was the name of the leader who organized the California Farmworkers?

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  Cesar Chavez

Q. Who was assassinated while in Memphis to support a strike of Garbage workers?

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   Martin Luther  King, Jr.

Q. Which philosophy implied that the ”drunkard belonged in the gutter” and should be left there?

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   Social Darwinism

Q. Which union was founded by Samuel Gompers and advocated for the eight-hour workday?

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  American Federation of Labor

Q. Which term was chosen for the rich industrialists who dominated American politics in the Gilded Age?

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  Robber Barons

Q. The person who controlled 90% of all oil refined in the U.S. was?

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  John Rockefeller

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