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Quiz about Duvet Know the Answer

Duvet Know the Answer? Trivia Quiz


The words quilt and duvet may not always mean the same thing, but imagine they do for the purposes of this quiz on the AIDS Memorial Quilt.

A multiple-choice quiz by mlcmlc. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
mlcmlc
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
391,104
Updated
Jan 17 22
# Qns
10
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1. The AIDS Memorial Quilt was inspired during an annual candlelight march in honor of assassination victims Harvey Milk and Mayor George Moscone. In what city did the march take place in 1985? Hint

Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Paris, France
Motevideo, Uruguay
San Francisco, California, USA

2. One of the people instrumental with the origination of the AIDS Memorial Quilt had been attending San Francisco State University and interning for Harvey Milk when he was murdered. Which of these LGBT activists was a student intern for Harvey Milk when he was assassinated by Dan White in 1978? Hint

Gary Cooper
Chris Brown
Peyton List
Cleve Jones

3. In 1987 a group of folks were determined to find a way to remember their loved ones who had been lost to AIDS. Can you identify the foundation, which today is custodian of the AIDS Memorial Quilt, that began at 2362 Market Street, in San Francisco, California? Hint

American Foundation for Equal Rights
NAMES Project Foundation
Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation
Out & Equal

4. Each panel in the AIDS Memorial Quilt is intended to be the size of a grave. What are those measurements? Hint

3 feet by 6 feet
1 foot by 1 foot
6 feet by 9 feet
3 feet by 9 feet

5. The AIDS Memorial Quilt was displayed for the first time in Washington, D.C., during a political rally. On October 11, 1987, which of these political rallies included the display of the quilt? Hint

Second National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights
Solidarity Day
March for the Equal Rights Amendment
Rolling Thunder

6. Which of these describes one of the traditions that started with the first display of the AIDS Memorial Quilt? Hint

Wearing of pink ribbons
Stacking bricks for the dead
Reading the names of the dead
Eating from street vendors

7. Does the AIDS Memorial Quilt only include panels of people from the LGBT community that have been lost to AIDS?

Yes
No

8. In 1989, HBO showed a documentary about the AIDS Memorial Quilt narrated by Dustin Hoffman. Can you identify the title from the list below? Hint

Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt
Pariah
Keep the Lights On
High Art

9. Do you need to know how to sew to create a panel for inclusion in the AIDS Memorial Quilt?

Yes
No

10. One panel delivered in 1987 to the NAMES Project Foundation has not yet been added to the AIDS Memorial Quilt. Can you guess what the panel says? Hint

In Memory of All
THE LAST ONE
RIP
Always in Our Hearts


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. The AIDS Memorial Quilt was inspired during an annual candlelight march in honor of assassination victims Harvey Milk and Mayor George Moscone. In what city did the march take place in 1985?

Answer: San Francisco, California, USA

To remember those that had died due to AIDS, marchers created posters with the names of those departed. These were taped to the outside of the San Francisco Federal Building. The arrangement of the posters reminded some of a patchwork quilt, thus the inspiration.
2. One of the people instrumental with the origination of the AIDS Memorial Quilt had been attending San Francisco State University and interning for Harvey Milk when he was murdered. Which of these LGBT activists was a student intern for Harvey Milk when he was assassinated by Dan White in 1978?

Answer: Cleve Jones

Cleve Jones thought the posters taped to the San Francisco Federal Building during the 1985 march resembled one of his grandmother's quilts. He would create one of the first panels of the quilt in remembrance of Marvin Feldman.
3. In 1987 a group of folks were determined to find a way to remember their loved ones who had been lost to AIDS. Can you identify the foundation, which today is custodian of the AIDS Memorial Quilt, that began at 2362 Market Street, in San Francisco, California?

Answer: NAMES Project Foundation

Cleve Jones and Mike Smith are listed as co-founders of the organization. The foundation displayed 40 panels at San Francisco City Hall in June of 1987.

Today the foundation preserves the quilt, patching and repairing as necessary, and adding new panels as they are received.
4. Each panel in the AIDS Memorial Quilt is intended to be the size of a grave. What are those measurements?

Answer: 3 feet by 6 feet

Quoted from the Smithsonian Folklife Festival website, NAMES Project Foundation co-founder Mike Smith said "When you think of quilts, you think of our grandmothers taking care of us when we're sick, of warmth and comfort, which is the opposite of how the AIDS community was being treated. We wanted to lay the equivalent of bodies of the dead at the feet of our government. We're a traveling cemetery."

Each of the panels is stitched with eight others to create a 12 foot by 12 foot square block. These blocks are then backed by canvas to protect and strengthen the block. Grommets are attached to each block to allow them to be hung.
5. The AIDS Memorial Quilt was displayed for the first time in Washington, D.C., during a political rally. On October 11, 1987, which of these political rallies included the display of the quilt?

Answer: Second National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights

The first National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights occurred in October 1979. The second march was planned for over a year to determine not only who would be invited to speak, but to outline the platform and issues to be covered at the rally.

Covering a space larger than a football field, 1,920 panels of the AIDS Memorial Quilt were displayed on the National Mall. Afterwards, the quilt would travel on a twenty-city tour.
6. Which of these describes one of the traditions that started with the first display of the AIDS Memorial Quilt?

Answer: Reading the names of the dead

In a video on the Smithsonian Folklife Festival website, Joanie Juster, Reader Coordinator for The NAMES Project Foundation says it gives "voice to the quilt" when the names are read. The readings are done while the quilt is being displayed.

The 2012 Festival was created as a partnership between the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage and The NAMES Project Foundation.
7. Does the AIDS Memorial Quilt only include panels of people from the LGBT community that have been lost to AIDS?

Answer: No

When the AIDS Memorial Quilt was started in 1987, AIDS was considered a "gay" disease. The scientific community (and the public at large) now has more understanding of the disease and how it can be transmitted to others. The NAMES Project Foundation doesn't discriminate, and panels have been received from all over the globe. The foundation hopes to continue to increase public awareness that AIDS can be contracted by anyone.

To clarify, you do have to be an AIDS victim to have your name added.
8. In 1989, HBO showed a documentary about the AIDS Memorial Quilt narrated by Dustin Hoffman. Can you identify the title from the list below?

Answer: Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt

The film, directed by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, tells the history of the quilt and shows the process to create new panels. It also remembers five of the people with quilt panels; their stories are told by their loved ones.

The film won the 1990 Academy Award for a Documentary Feature.
9. Do you need to know how to sew to create a panel for inclusion in the AIDS Memorial Quilt?

Answer: No

In fact, the first panels were created with spray paint and bedsheets. There are full instructions on "The AIDS Memorial Quilt" website. Some of the general guidelines are the size (3 feet by 6 feet), and to try to create a durable panel that can be unfolded for display and then re-folded for storage.
10. One panel delivered in 1987 to the NAMES Project Foundation has not yet been added to the AIDS Memorial Quilt. Can you guess what the panel says?

Answer: THE LAST ONE

The panel was delivered to the foundation with no instructions or information. They are preserving this one until it can be added one day when AIDS has been eradicated.

In early 2018 some of the quilt statistics include:
5,956 blocks (12 foot by 12 foot sections)
over 49,000 panels (3 feet by 6 feet)
over 96,000 names on the quilt.
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