Quiz: How Much Do You Actually Know About The History of Juneteenth?

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Juneteenth is one of the most symbolic celebrations in American history. Take this quiz to determine your knowledge of the holiday's history!

 Jun 19, 2020

1 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What does Juneteenth honor?
Women's suffrage in the U.S.
The first man to land on the moon.
The freeing of the last slaves in the U.S.

2 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Which U.S. president finally brought an end to slavery?
Abraham Lincoln
Theodore Roosevelt
Thomas Jefferson

3 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What was the name of the executive order that freed slaves in the U.S.?
The Emancipator's Gudelines
The Emancipation Proclamation
The Freedom Order

4 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Congress passed the ______ Amendment, which ended slavery in the U.S.

5 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What state was Juneteenth first celebrated in?

6 of 18Choose Your Answer:

The Emancipation Proclamation was issued in ______.

7 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What was the name of the man who read the Emancipation Proclamation aloud to the slaves in Texas?
Maxwell Smith
Gordon Granger
Gerald Eisenberg

8 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Which war prompted the end of slavery in the U.S.?
The Civil War
The Spanish-American War
The Revolutionary War

9 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Who was the commander of the Union Army?
Robert E. Lee
Ulysses S. Grant
Abraham Lincoln

10 of 18True Or False:

Juneteenth is recognized as a national holiday.

11 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What is another name for Juneteenth?
Summer Day
Union Day
Jubilee Day

12 of 18Choose Your Answer:

In what year did the Texas slaves learn of their freedom?

13 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What was the announcement made by Gordon Granger referred to as?
General Order Number 3
World Order 6
The 5th General Proclamation of Slavery

14 of 18Choose Your Answer:

In what year did Juneteenth officially become a Texas state holiday?

15 of 18Choose Your Answer:

In which Texas city did Gordon Granger announce the end of slavery?
Fort Worth
El Paso

16 of 18Choose Your Answer:

How many U.S. states (including Washington D.C.) observe Juneteenth?

17 of 18Choose Your Answer:

In what year did Texas begin to celebrate Juneteenth?

18 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What was the name of the Texas state representative who put forth the bill to make Juneteenth an official state holiday?
Arnold Whittaker
Al Edwards
Joseph Hooker
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