WONDER #2932: What Are Pageants?

Question 1 of 3

This Wonder is mostly about . . .

  1. Medieval passion plays.
  2. Bess Myerson, the first Jewish Miss America.
  3. The history of pageants in America, especially the Miss America pageant.
  4. How the meaning of “pageant” has changed over time.

Question 2 of 3

What is NOT a synonym for the word “pageant”?

  1. beauty contest
  2. play
  3. parade
  4. race

Question 3 of 3

Which sentence from the story is used to show that the Miss America pageant is sometimes controversial?

  1. “In 1968, a large group of women protested the Miss America pageant.”
  2. “As time went on, ideas about what women should do began to change.”
  3. “Miss America was the most famous beauty pageant, but there are many others.”
  4. “Many people enjoy watching or participating in pageant contests.”

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