110+ U.S. Labor Day Trivia Questions and Answers

I’m certain if you’re a resident of the States, you must be aware of the U.S. labor day which is normally commemorated on the first Monday of September every year. Maybe you’ve been wondering how the holiday came to be? We have gathered some facts that will keep you well informed. This is a public holiday meant to celebrate American workers for their social and economic achievements. It is also a day that marks the end of Summer, hence why the tradition of not wearing white the following day.

Americans are a working nation, where most people work up to 18 hours a day, while some take up several jobs at a go so that they are able to meet their needs. No one ever considered taking a break, to honor all laborers working day and night from medical practitioners, teachers, and many others, until President Grover Cleveland made Labor Day a national holiday on June 28th, 1894.

U.S. Labor Day Trivia Questions and Answers

It is a day when most workers anticipate for labor unions to make better legislation to improve their welfare. Enough with the history, now let’s get into the fun part. We have prepared perfect, fun trivia questions to help you learn more about the U.S. Labor Day.

See the following U.S. labor day trivia questions and answers to put yourself to the test on how much you know about this holiday! These questions are a  perfect fit for the D-Day away from the normal routine of perhaps keeping up with Netflix or watching your favorite football team showcase their prowess.

1. When is Labor Day celebrated in Canada and America?

The first Monday of September


2. What is Labor Day?

A public holiday to honor the American labor movement and the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity, laws, and well-being of the country.


3. In which century United States start to celebrate labor day?

19th Century


4. According to the early history of Labor Day, the event originated in connection with what?

A General Assembly of the Knights of Labor convened in New York City in September 1882


5. Which country celebrates Labor Day on first of May?



6. Which union of the United States promotes labor day?

Central labor union


7. What was held in connection with this clandestine Knights assembly?

 A public parade of various labor organizations was held on September 5 under the auspices of the Central Labor Union (CLU) of New York.


8. Who is widely believed to be Father of Labor Day in America?

Peter McGuire


9. Which state of the united states make labor day as a public holiday?



10.  In which year did Labor Day start as a federal holiday?



11. Secretary of the CLU Matthew Maguire is credited for first proposing what?

That a national Labor Day


12. The famous 19th-century activist Peter McGuire was assigned a nickname, what was it?

Distributor of Public Peace


13. How many states in the United States celebrate Labor Day?



14. An alternative thesis is maintained that the idea of Labor Day was the brainchild of whom?

Peter J. McGuire, a vice president of the American Federation of Labor, who put forward the initial proposal in the spring of 1882


15. The first labor strike in the U.S. is believed to have occurred in which year?



16. Labor day has its origin in the eight-hour day moment, which advocates?

Eight hours for work,eight hours for recreation and eight hours for rest


17. The Labor Day Parade was held in America in which year for the first time?



18. In Australian capital territory, which month is associated with labor day?



19. According to McGuire he further recommended that the event should begin with what?

A street parade as a public demonstration of organized labor’s solidarity and strength


20. There were several obstacles to Southern economic growth, which was not among them?

New Business, “taxes”


21.  In which month Japan celebrates labor day?



22. The march would be followed by a what?

A picnic, to which participating local unions could sell tickets as a fundraiser


23. A small town where everything was owned by a mill company was?

Mill Town


24. What is the main theme of labor day of 2019?

Sustainable pension for all


25. According to McGuire, why did he suggest the first Monday in September as an ideal date for such a public celebration?

Because of optimum weather and the date’s place on the calendar, sitting midway between the Fourth of July and Thanksgiving public holidays.


26. The Act which vaguely worded and led to the dissolution of many labor union was named?

Sherman Anti-Trust Act


27. In 1909 the American Federation of Labor convention designated the Sunday preceding Labor Day as what?

“Labor Sunday”, to be dedicated to the spiritual and educational aspects of the labor movement


28. Which main event is held in the US in 2019 on Labor Day?

Sand sculpting challenge and dimensional art exposition


29. This secondary date failed to what?

Gain significant traction in popular culture


30. The Great May Labor strikes of 1886 were all about?

The eight-hour day


31. Which type of funs are made in Labor Day events in 2019?

Music, dance, e.t.c


32. What was the name of the strike which led in making Labor Day national holiday?

The Pullman Strike


33. In New York City the West Indian American carnival events of 2019 was held at?

Prospect Park


34. All U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and the United States territories have subsequently made Labor Day a what?

A statutory holiday


35. The Labor Day Strikes of 1886 ended in which place?

Milwaukee, Wisconsin


36. What type of dishes are served in the West Indian American carnival event?

Jerk chicken and fish, rice and peas, curries, fried chicken


37. The date had its origins at what 1885 convention?

May 1, 1886


38. What is the Ghost Union originally?

A union run by a company


39. Which festival is a Labor Day tradition in the windy city?

Chicago festival


40. The proximity of the date to the bloody Haymarket affair of May 4, 1886, further accentuated what?

May First’s radical reputation


41. The bill which made the Labor Day a national holiday was signed by which U.S. president?

Grover Cleveland


42. Who is the performer of the Chicago festival?

Freddy Cole in tribute to his brother, Nat King Cole; the Art Ensemble of Chicago


43. Some advocating for continued emphasis of the September march-and-picnic date while others sought what?

The designation of the more politically -charged date of May 1


44. Who actively recruited the members of Knights of Labor?

Mother Jones


45. The 40th annual event of Great Lakes rival city festival held from?

Friday, August 30, to Labor Day itself


46. Why is Labor Day called the “unofficial end of summer”?

Because it marks the end of the cultural summer season


47. The performer of the Great Lakes rival city festival includes?

Stanley Clarke, Macy Gray, University of Michigan Jazz Ensemble and the Kenny Garrett Quintet


48. What was the name of the nonunion sanctioned strike?

Wildcat Strike


49. In the United States, what do many school districts resume around the Labor Day holiday?


50. Labor day in the US was first celebrated on a?



51. Labor day in Canada begins in?



52. What was the name of the labor union founded by William Sylvis?

National Labor Union


53. Many school districts begin the week before, making Labor Day weekend the first what?

Three-day weekend of the school calendar


54. How many people attend the first parade of Labor Day?



55. The National Labor Union collapsed how many years after the death of William Sylvis, the founder?

Four years later


56. Other students return to school the Tuesday following Labor Day, allowing families what?

One final getaway before the school year begins


57. Which type of slogans were used in the Labor Day parade?

Eight hours for the legal days’ work


58. What was the name of the leader of Pullman Strike who was also arrested?

Eugene V. Debs


59. In the U.S. state of Virginia, the amusement park industry has successfully lobbied for legislation requiring most school districts in the state to have their first day of school when?

After Labor Day, in order to give families another weekend to visit amusement parks in the state


60. Who is the co-founder of the American Federation of labor?

Peter J McGuire


61. The book which advocated socialism, written by Herny George was named?

Poverty and Progress


62. What was the relevant statute nicknamed?

The “Kings Dominion law”


63. Why do Americans celebrate Labor Day on 1 May?

Because on 1 May 1886 workers went to strike in Chicago


64. How many labor leaders were arrested after the bombing of Haymarket Square?



65. In Minnesota when does the State Fair end?

On Labor Day


66. In which year did the Canadian prime minister signed labor into law?



67. Out of eight labor leaders who were arrested at Haymarket square how many were hung and pardoned?

Four were hung and three were pardoned


68. Under state law public schools normally do not begin until when?

After the holiday


69. Which type of employees were often required to work 12 hours a day?



70. The Oshkosh woodworkers strike (1898) was held to resolve which main issue?

Pay raises


71. In fashion, Labor Day is (or was) considered the last day when it is acceptable to wear what?

White or seersucker


72. After the Civil War Calls for shorter workdays and better conditions came from?

Worker strikes and rallies


73. The eight-hour day came into effect in which year?



74. In big cities, people try to go outside and enjoy what over the Labor Day Weekend?

Beaches and barbecues


75. What type of labor union took unpaid leave and marched with their locals?

Bricklayers, jewelers, typographers, dress and cloak makers


76. The largest Labor Union in the United States in 2005 was?

National Education Association


77. To take advantage of large numbers of potential customers with time to shop, Labor Day has become an important weekend for what?

Discounts and allowances by many retailers in the United States, especially for back-to-school sales.


78. What demonstrates the Labor Day parades and other festivals?

Strength and esprit de corps of trade and labor organizations


79. What was the name of the leader who organized the California Farmworkers?

Cesar Chavez


80. What grew out of violent clashes between labor and police in the American Midwest?

The two worker holidays


81. Who was assassinated while in Memphis to support a strike of Garbage workers?

Martin Luther  King, Jr.


82. In which year workers went on strike to protest 16-hour workdays and low wages at the Pullman Palace Car Company?



83. Which philosophy implied that the ”drunkard belonged in the gutter” and should be left there?

Social Darwinism


84. In 1938, which act limited child labor, set a minimum wage, and mandated a shorter workweek, with overtime pay for longer shifts?

Fair labor standards act


85. Which term was chosen for the rich industrialists who dominated American politics in the Gilded Age?

Robber Barons


86. In which year the average workweek had fallen to five eight-hour days?



87. The person who controlled 90% of all oil refined in the U.S. was?

John Rockefeller


88. Who saw the potential of collective worker action to create a more just society?

Anarchists, Communist and socialists


89. In US Labor Day was officially established by?

US Congress


90. When was the united States labor force increased by 1.8 million?

July 2017 to July 2018


91. Currently how many civilians are there in the United States sixteen years of age and older?



92. How many workers who are between the ages of 16 and 19 comprise the workforce?

5.1 million


93. How much did white women earn?

82.7 percent


94. How many workers retirees actually retired sooner than they expected?

66 percent


95. As for working hours in the United States how many people work full time?

129 million


96. On Labor Day how the workers spent their time?

With family


97. In America which type of fashion people wear on Labor Day?

Faux Pas


98. Which type of drinks are served on Labor Day in America?

American lemon beverage


99. How much did Asian women earn?

73.7 percent


100. Labour day is dedicated to all men and women who work in every nation. True or false?



101. What is the current federal minimum wage?

The federal minimum wage has been at $7.25/hour since July 24, 2009


102. Which global company allows employees to bring their dogs to work?



103. What year saw the highest minimum wage in real (inflation-adjusted) terms?

In February 1968, the minimum wage was the equivalent of $11.12 in 2021 dollars.


104. In the last five decades, what year saw the lowest minimum wage in real (inflation-adjusted) terms?



105. On average, how far do a typist’s hands travel in a day?

12.6 miles


106. Which state has the highest state minimum wage?



107. 79% of employees believe that it is important to have what in the workplace?

It is important to have fun in the workplace


108. Which city or county has the highest local minimum wage?

Emeryville, California


109. What percentage of all bosses wish that an employee would quit?

27% of all bosses have an employee they wish would quit


110. How many states do not have a state minimum wage?



111. Which states have a state minimum wage that is lower than the federal minimum wage?

Georgia and Wyoming


112. What percentage of office workers believe that access to social media increases their productivity?



113. Which was the first company ever to get a capitalization of $1 trillion?



114. How many states will be raising their minimum wage to $15/hour by 2026 or sooner?




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