MN Human Rights History Quiz

Human Rights History Quiz (text version)

Test Your Knowledge!

All the answers to the People History Quiz and the Events History Quiz can be found in the history movies. Listen to them carefully and then test your knowledge here.

People Quiz

  1. Who opened a woman-owned and operated hospital in Minneapolis called Maternity Hospital?
    1. Nellie Stone Johnson
    2. Clara Hampson Ueland
    3. Rosalie Wahl
    4. Martha Ripley
  2. Which black playwright left a legacy of ten plays and won Pulitzer Prizes and a Tony Award for his work?
    1. August Wilson
    2. Frank Wheaton
    3. Bobby Marshall
    4. Nellie Stone Johnson
  3. Who was the first African American elected to public office in Minneapolis by being elected to the Library board?
    1. August Wilson
    2. Nellie Stone Johnson
    3. Clara Hampson Ueland
    4. Bobby Marshall
  4. Which Minnesota senator was instrumental in getting a civil rights platform added to the Democratic Party's platform?
    1. Strom Thurmond
    2. Hubert H. Humphrey
    3. Edward Thye
    4. Walter Mondale
  5. Which group successfully campaigned for a Chicano Studies program at the University of MN?
    1. National Organization of Women Voters
    2. Credjafawn Club
    3. Brown Berets
    4. Cezar Chevez's Freedom Fighters
  6. Which Minnesota mayor enacted the nation's first municipal fair employment law?
    1. Arthur Naftalin
    2. Hubert H. Humphrey
    3. Rosalie Wahl
    4. None of the above
  7. Which Minnesota governor created the Inter-racial Commission which later became the state's first Human Rights Commission?
    1. Edward Thye
    2. Orville Freeman
    3. Arthur Anderson
    4. Hubert H. Humphrey
  8. Who was the first African American elected to the Minnesota Legislature?
    1. Robert Bobby Marshall
    2. Nellie Stone Johnson
    3. John Frank Wheaton
    4. Orville Freeman
  9. Who was the first woman elected to the Minnesota Supreme Court?
    1. Clara Hampson Ueland
    2. Nellie Stone Johnson
    3. Rosalie Wahl
    4. Martha Ripley
  10. Who was the first president of the National League of Women Voters?
    1. Clara Hampson Ueland
    2. Orville Freeman
    3. Rosalie Wahl
    4. Martha Ripley

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Events Quiz

  1. Why was the State Board of Immigration established in 1867?
    1. To persuade potential settlers to move to MN,
    2. To limit the number of immigrants to MN,
    3. To keep track of ethnic groups moving to Minnesota
    4. None of the above
  2. Which year was the MN Human Rights Act amended to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation?
    1. 1964
    2. 1993
    3. 1948
    4. 1922
  3. Which Saint Paul neighborhood was bulldozed for the construction of Interstate 94?
    1. Credjafawn
    2. West Side
    3. Dinky Town
    4. Rondo
  4. What was a major point of contention between Democrats and Republicans in writing the Minnesota constitution?
    1. Whether to move Indians to reservations
    2. The civil rights act
    3. Whether black males should have the right to vote
    4. Whether women should have the right to vote
  5. What was a major cause of the Dakota Conflict?
    1. U.S. government broke promises they made to the Dakota Indians
    2. Dakota Indians invaded white settlers for stealing horses
    3. White settlers kept digging up sacred red stone
    4. Indians were executed by President Lincoln
  6. Which is the oldest council in the nation?
    1. Jewish Community Relations Council
    2. Anti-Defamation League
    3. League of Minnesota Women Voters
    4. Indian Affairs Council
  7. Which Minnesota city had a nation-wide reputation for its anti-semitism?
    1. Saint Paul
    2. Rochester
    3. New Ulm
    4. Minneapolis
  8. When did the Minnesota Human Rights Act become law?
    1. 1967
    2. 1948
    3. 1955
    4. 1964

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