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Xiuhtezcatl Martinez Quiz

You can do this quiz online or print it on paper. It tests comprehension of our page on environmental activist and rapper Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, one of a series of EnglishClub readings on environmental and health issues.

1. How old was Xiuhtezcatl when he gave his first public talk?

6
8
15
a) 6 b) 8 c) 15

2. What was his first talk about?

the United Nations
using less electricity
progressive politics
a) the United Nations b) using less electricity c) progressive politics

3. In the song Live as if our Future Matters, what are these lines about (from the verse starting at 1:48)?
The air's so polluted, gettin' hard to breathe
Forests disappearing, there'll be no more trees

environmental destruction
creating a better future
environmental activists
a) environmental destruction b) creating a better future c) environmental activists

4. What are these lines about (from the verse starting at 2:16)?
And all the people who've been fighting for so long
Are the heroes who have made our revolution strong

environmental destruction
creating a better future
environmental activists
a) environmental destruction b) creating a better future c) environmental activists

5. What are these lines about (from the verse starting at 3:08)?
That people are risin' like a wave on the sea
To change the direction of our destiny

environmental destruction
creating a better future
environmental activists
a) environmental destruction b) creating a better future c) environmental activists

6. What is Xiuhtezcatl's indigenous heritage on his father's side?

Spanish-American
Mexican-American
Mexica
a) Spanish-American b) Mexican-American c) Mexica

7. His father taught him that it's his sacred duty to _______ the natural environment.

pray for
protect
pollute
a) pray for b) protect c) pollute

8. President Barack Obama awarded Xiuh the U.S. Volunteer Service Award. A volunteer is someone who

does no work
works very hard
works for nothing
a) does no work b) works very hard c) works for nothing

9. Xiuh gave a speech to the United Nations in New York in June 2015. This was three years _______ Greta Thunberg's speech at a UN conference in Poland.

before
shorter than
after
a) before b) shorter than c) after

10. The song Boombox Warfare is about the role _______ plays in the environmental movement.

technology
music
warfare
a) technology b) music c) warfare

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Contributor: Matt Errey creator of Word Up