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Trivia Quiz - Fourth of July


What do you know about Fourth of July trivia? Great facts on America's Independence Day and the Declaration of Independence!

Quiz Number: 4545
Date Submitted: June 13, 2012
Quiz Categories: American History, American Revolutionary War, American Culture, Holidays
Quiz Type: General Quiz
Author: bill
Average Score: 77 percent
Times Taken: 132 times
Taken by Registered Users: 12

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1. The Declaration of Independence proclaimed the United States' independence from what country in July, 1776?
  A.   France
  B.   Canada
  C.   Japan
  D.   Britain

2. Who was the oldest signer of the Declaration of Independence?
  A.   Benjamin Rush
  B.   John Adams
  C.   Samuel Adams
  D.   Benjamin Franklin

3. Which of the following do American's typically do on the Fourth of July?
  A.   have a parade
  B.   have a barbeque
  C.   go to the fireworks
  D.   all of the above

4. According to legend, who sewed the first American flag in May or June 1776, as commissioned by the Congressional Committee?
  A.   Betsy Ross
  B.   Dolly Madison
  C.   Abigail Adams
  D.   Martha Washington

5. What founding father is remembered for his large and stylish signature on the Declaration of Independence?
  A.   Robert Morris
  B.   John Hancock
  C.   Richard Henry Lee
  D.   Benjamin Franklin

6. Who wrote the words of the Star Spangled Banner?
  A.   John Hancock
  B.   Patrick Henry
  C.   Francis Scott Key
  D.   John Jay

7. The International Freedom Festival is a mutual celebration of the U.S. Independence Day (July 4) and Canada Day (July 1). Where does this celebration take place?
  A.   Detroit, MI and Windsor, ON
  B.   Blaine, WA and Douglas, BC
  C.   Sault Ste. Marie, MI and Sault Ste. Marie, ON
  D.   Niagara Falls, NY and Niagara Falls, ON

8. The first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution are familiarly known as what?
  A.   The Bill of Rights
  B.   The Declaration of Independence
  C.   Articles of Confederation
  D.   Emancipation Proclamation

9. Who was the principal author of the Declaration of Independence?
  A.   Samuel Adams
  B.   John Adams
  C.   Thomas Jefferson
  D.   George Washington

10. Which US president died on the Fourth of July?
  A.   John Adams
  B.   Thomas Jefferson
  C.   James Monroe
  D.   all of the above


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