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Test your knowledge on Hispanic Ameicans in this quiz for Hispanic Heritage Month.

Quiz

Test your knowledge on Hispanic Ameicans in this quiz for Hispanic Heritage Month.

1. Who is the first Hispanic to have won the Pulitzer Prize?

  • Oscar Hijuelos
  • Isabel Allende
  • Gary Soto

2. This singer helped popularize folk music and has spent a lifetime promoting nonviolence and humanitarian causes.

  • Judy Baca
  • Joan Baez
  • Trini Lopez

3. Luis Walter Alvarez won a Nobel Prize in:

  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Economics

4. This nine-fingered guitarist has a devoted fan base and was honored with an eponymous Ben and Jerry's ice cream flavor.

5. Who is the first Hispanic to have served in the U.S. Congress?

  • Melquiades Rafael Martinez
  • Henry Cisneros
  • Joseph Marion Hernandez

6. Roberto C. Goizueta is credited with improving visibility worldwide and greatly increasing the stock price of what major U.S. company?

  • Coca-Cola
  • U.S. Steel
  • CitiGroup

7. This musician/composer/actor ran for president in his native country.

  • Desi Arnaz
  • Ruben Blades
  • Geraldo Rivera

8. Who is the first Hispanic player voted into Baseball's Hall of Fame?

  • Juan Marichal
  • Pedro Martinez
  • Roberto Clemente

9. Who is the first Hispanic woman to become an astronaut?

  • Sally Ride
  • Ellen Ochoa
  • Mae Jemison

10. This journalist received the Robert F. Kennedy award for her story, Manhood Behind Bars, which ran on National Public Radio.

  • Sandra Cisneros
  • Isabel Allende
  • Maria Hinojosa

1. Who is the first Hispanic to have won the Pulitzer Prize?
Oscar Hijuelos

2. This singer helped popularize folk music and has spent a lifetime promoting nonviolence and humanitarian causes.
Joan Baez

3. Luis Walter Alvarez won a Nobel Prize in:
Physics

4. This nine-fingered guitarist has a devoted fan base and was honored with an eponymous Ben and Jerry's ice cream flavor.
Jerry Garcia

5. Who is the first Hispanic to have served in the U.S. Congress?
Joseph Marion Hernandez

6. Roberto C. Goizueta is credited with improving visibility worldwide and greatly increasing the stock price of what major U.S. company?
Coca-Cola

7. This musician/composer/actor ran for president in his native country.
Ruben Blades

8. Who is the first Hispanic player voted into Baseball's Hall of Fame?
Roberto Clemente

9. Who is the first Hispanic woman to become an astronaut?
Ellen Ochoa

10. This journalist received the Robert F. Kennedy award for her story, Manhood Behind Bars, which ran on National Public Radio.
Maria Hinojosa

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