1. January 17 was Martin Luther King Jr. Day. In 1983, what Republican Senator (pictured) opposed the idea of making King’s birthday a federal holiday, accusing the civil rights leader of being a “Marxist” who used “nonviolence as a provocative act to disturb the peace of the state”?
2. In Hawaiian, komo means “enter” and Komohana means “West.” Why are the two words connected?
Bonus: What are the Hawaiian words for the other three directions?
3. To run for the state House or Senate, a candidate has to have lived in Hawaii for how long?
A. Three years B. Five years C. 10 years
Answer 1: Sen. Jesse Helms of North Carolina
Answer 2: Because the sun “enters” the ocean in the West; Akau (North), Hema (South), Hikina (East)
Answer 3: A