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Quiz Nation! Columbus Day's Different Meanings

Quiz Nation! Columbus Day's Different Meanings

The second Monday in October historically has been celebrated as Columbus Day in the US. But not every place in the country, or the rest of the world, marks Columbus's arrival to the new world the same way due to unsettled feelings about celebrating a historical figure attributed with the suffering of native people.

In South Dakota, the day is called Native American Day. In cities like Boston, New York, and San Francisco, the Italian-American community celebrates their native son with an Italian heritage parade. Find out what you know about the historical event marked today!

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Quiz Nation! Columbus Day's Different Meanings

What year did Christopher Columbus arrive in the New World?

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billyart101 billyart101 7 years
I didn't go to work yesterday...so, it was kind of a holiday for me. He could make up for his crimes by having C-day be a real no-work holiday across America.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 7 years
Yes Jill I did use On Demand. We had two people over who had never seen Trueblood before, so I sorta caught them up on what was going on, but they still ended up talking DURING the show, I had to pause and rewind a couple of times untill i told them that if they said another word while my Sam was on the screen I would punch them in the ear.
ilanac13 ilanac13 7 years
how bad is that - i only got 3 right. oh well - i guess all those years in between being in school and learning about it and being in the world and not thinking about it has proven that i'm not really as good at remembering history.
Jillness Jillness 7 years
" i was up too late watching Trueblood and Mad Men!" Do you use the On Demand thing? I have become obsessed with these shows too! ;)
kastarte2 kastarte2 7 years
4/5 I was not expecting that.
Renee3327 Renee3327 7 years
5/5...not that I really agree with Columbus Day. I think there are much better people to celebrate by dedicating a holiday in their memory.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 7 years
ah Uff Da can take on many different meanings. Wikipedia has a good explanation as to what it means, and how its used! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uff_da
popgoestheworld popgoestheworld 7 years
CG when I lived in Northern Wisconsin there was a decent sized Norweigan population and I used to love hearing "uff da". I never fully mastered the right time to say it though.
liliblu liliblu 7 years
How can you answer 5 out of 5 correctly and score only 60%?
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 7 years
4/5 not bad...missed the Venezuela one! Our old HR person had a child in school...so she arranged our holidays around the school holiday and we had Columbus Day off. Alas, our new HR person doesn't...so we're slaving away today. :raspberry:
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 7 years
4/5 not bad...missed the Venezuela one!Our old HR person had a child in school...so she arranged our holidays around the school holiday and we had Columbus Day off. Alas, our new HR person doesn't...so we're slaving away today. :raspberry:
geebers geebers 7 years
I agree - I am at work and SO NOT feeling it.
Jude-C Jude-C 7 years
Holidays like this are a lot less fun when you're not in school anymore and don't get them off :(
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 7 years
Pop, my moms norwegian. (half my family are still over there!) I work for the state....at work right now! wished i had today off, i was up too late watching Trueblood and Mad Men!
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 7 years
Pop, my moms norwegian. (half my family are still over there!)I work for the state....at work right now! wished i had today off, i was up too late watching Trueblood and Mad Men!
katrina1020 katrina1020 7 years
I lived on an island where he landed, and it is definitely not celebrated there. When I was in school we actually had assemblies to discuss why Columbus Day is bad.
popgoestheworld popgoestheworld 7 years
"Uff Da!" ROFLI haven't heard that in a long time. When I worked on an Indian Reservation, we got every single holiday off, except this one. It was most definitely NOT celebrated, and for good reason.
popgoestheworld popgoestheworld 7 years
"Uff Da!" ROFL I haven't heard that in a long time. When I worked on an Indian Reservation, we got every single holiday off, except this one. It was most definitely NOT celebrated, and for good reason.
MarinerMandy MarinerMandy 7 years
I wouldn't mind Columbus Day so much if I got the day off from work.
True-Song True-Song 7 years
I'm not taking the quiz because I like the way platinum looks more than the diamond icon thingie, but! I have COlumbus Day marked on my calendar as Indigenous Peoples Day and Habeus Corpus Remembrance Day. Not so excited about Columbus, because what did he do--besides spread disease?
Marni7 Marni7 7 years
No me gusta Columbus, por toda la gente indigena que mato.. :barf: anyways i'll much rather celebrate Rex Manning Day
Marni7 Marni7 7 years
No me gusta Columbus, por toda la gente indigena que mato..:barf:anyways i'll much rather celebrate Rex Manning Day
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 7 years
we dont celebrate columbus day in my house Its Leif Erickson day. Uff Da!
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 7 years
we dont celebrate columbus day in my houseIts Leif Erickson day. Uff Da!
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