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?

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