Many Americans are living between cultures. Whether immigrants, first or fifth generation, people often feel tied to both their ancestry and American culture.
Hispanic Americans are one example. Take the quiz to see how they have held onto their heritage while living the American dream.
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Who was the first female artist to have both a No. 1 movie and No. 1 album in the same week?
Jennifer Lopez was the first female artist to have a No. 1 movie, “The Wedding Planner,” and album, “J.Lo,” in the same week in 2001.
Who formed the first successful farm workers union?
Chavez achieved only an eighth grade education, leaving school to help his family work in the fields. He was one of Americas greatest organizers, advocating nonviolent means for social change and coining the phrase ‘si se puede’ (it can be done). In 1962, Chavez founded the National Farm Workers Association (now United Farm Workers Union), which continues to advocate for laborers across the country.
Who was the first Hispanic mayor of a major American city?
Cisneros was elected mayor of San Antonio in 1981, becoming the first Hispanic to serve as mayor of a major U.S. city. He went on to serve in President Clintons’ administration as secretary of housing and urban development from 1993 to 1997.
Which major league baseball player broke the long-standing season record of 61 home runs in 1998?
In 1998, Chicago Cub slugger Sammy Sosa engaged in a closely watched race with St. Louis Cardinal Mark McGuire to beat Roger Maris vaunted season home run record of 61 runs. Sosa, who hails from the Dominican Republic, finished the season with 66 home runs.
Which boxer is an Olympic gold medalist and has held world titles in six different weight classes?
Oscar de la Hoya, a Mexican American, was the only U.S. boxer to take home gold in the 1992 Olympics. He went on to win titles in six different weight classes. In his amateur career, he racked up a 223-5 record that included 153 knockouts. As a pro, his record is 37-3 with 29 knockouts. He has also dabbled in singing and been nominated for a Grammy Award.
Which female performer is one of only three to win all four major entertainment awards?
Puerto Rican born Rita Moreno is one of only two women to have ever won all four of entertainments major awards: an Oscar for her work in film, a Tony for her work in theater, a Grammy for recorded work and an Emmy for television performance. Barbra Streisand and Helen Hayes are the other performers who have done the same.
Who was the first Hispanic astronaut in space?
In 1986, Franklin Chang-Diaz, born in Costa Rica, became the first Hispanic astronaut in space. He spoke to viewers from the space shuttle Columbia in Spanish. In 2002, Chang-Diaz went up on the space shuttle Endeavor and did a spacewalk to work on the International Space Station.
Which U.S. state elected the first Hispanic governor?
In 1974, Raul Castro was elected governor of Arizona, making him the first Hispanic voted into the office of state governor.
Which fashion designer became the first American to lead a French fashion house?
In 1993, Oscar de la Renta, originally from the Dominican Republic, became the first American to head a French fashion business when he was chosen to lead the House of Balmain in Paris.
Who was the first Hispanic athlete to win the U.S. figure skating title?
Rudy Galindo became the first Hispanic to hold the national figure skating title, winning the 1996 championships with an electrifying performance. He’s also the only man to hold World Junior titles in both singles and pairs skating (which he won with Kristi Yamaguchi as his partner). Galindo currently skates professionally.
What Hispanic actor and producer pioneered the standard format used in television sitcoms?
Desi Arnaz starred in and produced the seminal television show “I Love Lucy” with his wife and co-star, actress Lucille Ball. The Cuban born Arnaz pioneered the multicamera setup that shot scenes on adjacent sets, a format that all television sitcoms use to this day.
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