MN Human Rights History Quiz

Answers to the Human Rights History Quizzes

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People Quiz

  1. Who opened a woman-owned and operated hospital in Minneapolis called Maternity Hospital?
    1. d. Martha Ripley
  2. Which black playwright left a legacy of ten plays and won Pulitzer Prizes and a Tony Award for his work?
    1. a. August Wilson
  3. Who was the first African American elected to public office in Minneapolis by being elected to the Library board?
    1. b. Nellie Stone Johnson
  4. Which Minnesota senator was instrumental in getting a civil rights platform added to the Democratic Party's platform?
    1. b. Hubert H. Humphrey
  5. Which group successfully campaigned for a Chicano Studies program at the University of MN?
    1. c. Brown Berets
  6. Which Minnesota mayor enacted the nation's first municipal fair employment law?
    1. b. Hubert H. Humphrey
  7. Which Minnesota governor created the Inter-racial Commission which later became the state's first Human Rights Commission?
    1. a. Edward Thye
  8. Who was the first African American elected to the Minnesota Legislature?
    1. c. John Frank Wheaton
  9. Who was the first woman elected to the Minnesota Supreme Court?
    1. c. Rosalie Wahl
  10. Who was the first president of the National League of Women Voters?"
    1. a. Clara Hampson Ueland

Events Quiz

  1. Why was the State Board of Immigration established in 1867?
    1. a. To persuade potential settlers to move to Minnesota
  2. Which year was the MN Human Rights Act amended to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation?
    1. b. 1993
  3. Which Saint Paul neighborhood was bulldozed for the construction of Interstate 94?
    1. d. Rondo
  4. What was a major point of contention between democrats and republicans in writing the Minnesota constitution?
    1. c. Whether black males should have the right to vote
  5. What was a major cause of the Dakota Conflict?
    1. a. The U.S. government broke promises it made to Dakota Indians
  6. Which is the oldest council in the nation?
    1. d. Indian Affairs Council
  7. Which Minnesota city had a nation-wide reputation for its anti-semitism?
    1. d. Minneapolis
  8. When did the Minnesota Human Rights Act become law?
    1. a. 1967