2017-02-06
What is the Kwanzaa candleholder called? Was the word "Kwanzaa" originally spelled with two "a's"? Test your knowledge here. <br /><br />Need help? Visit this <b><a href="http://www.beliefnet.com/features/kwanzaa_primer.html">Kwanzaa primer</a></b> for clues and Kwanzaa basics.<br /><br />Plus: Learn about Kwanzaa history and rituals with <b><a href="http://www.beliefnet.com/Love-Family/Holidays/Kwanzaa/index.aspx">Beliefnet's complete Kwanzaa features</a></b>.<br /><br />
1

What is the term for the seven principles of Kwanzaa?

2

The candleholder that is used during the Kwanzaa celebration is called...

3

In creating the holiday, Maulana Karenga added a second "a" to the original Swahili word "Kwanza." Why?

4

From which other celebration does Kwanzaa adopt much of its structure?

5

What do the ears of corn, called "muhindi," in a Kwanzaa display represent?

6

Which Kwanzaa principle would be most closely associated with making a purchase at an African-American-owned shop?

7

Which is the Swahili word recited at every Kwanzaa celebration that means, "Let's pull together"?

8

The colors of the Black National Flag, or "bendera," are red, black, and green. What does each color symbolize?

9

Fill in the blank: The pouring of libations is usually performed in honor of our ancestors by ________.

10

The Karamu is the major Kwanzaa feast held on December 31. What 1980s song features lyrics about this feast?

Your result is:

You are ready to light a kinara at a karamu and exchange zawadi

You answered out of questions correctly.

Take quiz again
try another quiz
Who Said It Pope Francis or Matthew McConaughey
Your result is:

You're still struggling to distinguish "Kwanzaa" from "Kumbaya"

You answered out of questions correctly.

Take quiz again
try another quiz
Who Said It Pope Francis or Matthew McConaughey
Your result is:

You can spell the holiday correctly, but you're still Kwanzaa lite

You answered out of questions correctly.

Take quiz again
try another quiz
Who Said It Pope Francis or Matthew McConaughey
Your result is:

You know a lot, but you still need to distinguish the seven principles of Kwanzaa

You answered out of questions correctly.

Take quiz again
try another quiz
Who Said It Pope Francis or Matthew McConaughey
more from beliefnet and our partners