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4th of July Independence Day Quiz


Independence Day, or as most call it, the 4th of July, celebrates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. I wonder if our forefathers had an inkling it would be celebrating with barbecues, picnics, beer pong or frisbee golf tournaments?

Do you know:    (mouse over the word "Answer" for the answers)

  • The Declaration of Independence begins with what words? (Answer)

  • Did George Washington sign the Declaration of Independence? (Answer)

    • Why didn't George Washington sign Declaration of Independence? (Answer)

    • 4th of July represents independence from who? (Answer)

    • What is the motto of the United States? (Answer)

    • A salute of one gun for each state in the United States, called a “salute to the union,” is fired on Independence Day at noon by any capable military base.

    • In 2009, New York City had the largest fireworks display in the country with over 22 tons of pyrotechnics exploded.

    • When did the Liberty Bell get it's crack? (Answer)

    • In 1778, General George Washington celebrated with a double ration of run for his soldiers and an artillery salute.

    • Life, liberty, and the ___________________ (Answer)

    • The first recorded use of the term "Independence Day" was in 1791.

    • Was George Washington ever wounded in battle? (Answer)

    • The flag of the United States, The Stars and Stripes originated as a result of a resolution adopted by the Marine Committee of the Second Continental Congress at Philadelphia on June 14, 1777. The resolution read:  "Resolved, that the flag of the United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field representing a new constellation. " ...Read more

    • How many people signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776? (Answer)

    • Who was the first President to occupy the White House? (Answer)

      • Flying a flag upside down is a symbol of what? (Answer)

      • The first ten amendments to the Constitution are known as? (Answer)

      • Who said, "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal"? (Answer) 

      • Who was the first person to sign the Declaration of Independence? (Answer) 

      • How did Washington D.C. become our capital? (Answer)


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