Kwanza Lingo - It's A Thing. How Many Of These Words Do You Know?

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Are you filled with Imani?

Do you celebrate the holiday, Kwanzaa? If you understand and appreciate the customs, traditions, and importance of Kwanzaa then this quiz is for you!

 Dec 26, 2018

1 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What does the word "Umoja" mean?
Self-Determination
Unity
Collective Work and Responsibility

2 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Which of these words means: Faith?
Nia
Imani
Kujichagulia

3 of 18Choose Your Answer:

The word "Kujichagulia" means _________ on Kwanzaa.
Creativity
Sharing
Self-Determination

4 of 18True or False:

Ujima means collective work and responsibility.
False
True

5 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What does the word "Ujamma" mean?
Sharing
Friendship
Thankfulness

6 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Which of these words means: Purpose?
Ujima
Nia
Ujamma

7 of 18Choose Your Answer:

The word "Kuumba" means __________ on Kwanzaa.
Blessings
Familial connections
Creativity

8 of 18True or False:

Kujichagulia means sharing.
False
True

9 of 18Choose Your Answer:

The holiday of Kwanzaa means the _______ fruits of the season.
Beloved
Blessed
First

10 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What three colors are used to celebrate Kwanzaa?
White, yellow, black
Red, black, green
Orange, red, blue

11 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Kwanzaa is a celebration of __________ heritage and culture.
African
Canadian
Mexican

12 of 18True or False:

The word "kwanzaa" comes from the Swahili saying "matunda ya kwanza".
True
False

13 of 18Choose Your Answer:

At the heart of Kwanzaa imagery, there are ________ symbols.
Fourteen
Ten
Seven

14 of 18Choose Your Answer:

What is the "Kikombe Cha Umoja"?
Fruits, nuts, and vegetables
The Unity Cup
The Candleholder

15 of 18Choose Your Answer:

Which words means "the candleholder"?
Vibunzi
Zawadi
Kinara

16 of 18Choose Your Answer:

The word __________ means gifts on Kwanzaa.
Mkeka
Mazao
Zawadi

17 of 18True or False:

The seven candles that represent the seven principles is the mishumaa saba.
True
False

18 of 18Choose Your Answer:

We eat ________ on Kwanzaa to remind us of the harvest fruits that nourished the people of Africa.
Mazao
Vibunzi
Kinara
WOMEN.COM | Quiz Facts

Kwanzaa is one of the best holidays to celebrate for people who love to be cultured! It does not have to replace Christmas and most families who celebrate Kwanzaa celebrate it in conjunction with Christmas! It is all about feeling empowered and rising above in terms of hardships and struggles. It is all about connecting with the roots of your heritage! Bill Clinton, former president of the United States, spoke highly about Kwanzaa by saying, "The seven principles of Kwanzaa - unity, self-determination, collective work, and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity, and faith -- teach us that when we come together to strengthen our families and communities and honor the lesson of the past, we can face the future with joy and optimism."

It is amazing that such an important historical figure acknowledges a holiday that is outside of his own culture with so much love and respect! Thinking of the struggles that our African ancestors lived through is enough to make a person cry because we reflect on how strong they had to be to survive and endure the pain they lived through, in order for their bloodline to travel as far as it has. Kwanzaa takes all of those things into consideration as we honor our strong ancestors and the pain they endured so many years ago. What is awesome is that anyone can celebrate Kwanzaa... not just people who come from African roots! It is a holiday about moving towards happiness, success, and fulfillment in life, being unified, and remaining strong through any and everything.

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