Friday, July 4, 2014

Independence Day Trivia - Do you measure up?

The quiz is simple to take and the answers appear below. 
 Have fun!

1)  In what year did the Fourth of July become a national holiday?

a. 1776
b. 1786
c. 1870
d. 1876

2) What is written on the back of The Declaration of Independence?

a. "The buck stops here."
b. "All for one and one for all"
c. Copyright 1776
d. "Original Declaration of Independence/ dated 4th July 1776"

3)  In what city did the first Independence Day take place?

a. Jamestown
b.Washington D.C.
c. Philadelphia
d. Boston

4) How many men signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776?

a. 1
b. 5
c. 20
d. all of them

5)  Who is often considered the author of the Declaration of Independence?

a. John Hancock
b. Thomas Jefferson
c. J.K. Rowling
d. John Adams

6) True or False:  Both Thomas Jefferson and John Adams died on the Fourth of July.

7) In what month did the official signing of the Declaration of Independence take place?

a.  June
b. July
c. August
d. September

8) The Declaration of Independence began as a letter written to whom?

a. King Ferdinand
b. King Obama
c. King Louis XIV
d. King George III

9) How many signers were there on The Declaration of Independence?

a. 46
b. 56
c. 66
d. 76

10) In what year did the Revolutionary War begin?

a. 1770
b. 1776
c. 1765
d. 1775

Scroll down for the answers.  


1)  C -Congress declared July 4th a National holiday in 1870 nearly a century after the signing of The Declaration of Independence
2)  D-  "Original Declaration of Independence/ dated 4th July 1776" No one specific is credited with writing it.  It's thought to have been added as a label when the document was put into storage.
3)  C- Philadelphia - The first Independence Day took place on July 8, 1776.  The White House celebrated Independence Day for the first time in 1804
4)  A- One and that signer was John Hancock.  Most others signed in August 1776.  The last signed in November 1776.
5)  B - Thomas Jefferson -Though there was the "Committee of Five" appointed to write the Declaration of Independence.  In addition to Thomas Jefferson, there were Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Robert Livingston, Roger Sherman
6)  TRUE -Not only did they both die on the Fourth of July, they both died on July 4, 1826
7)  C - August 2, 1776
8)  D- King George III from Britain
9)  B - 56 signers, though not all signed on the same day
10) D - April 19, 1775

If you scored well on this quiz, give yourself a hardy pat on the back, sit back and enjoy your independence!


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