Declaration Of Independence Quiz

20 Questions  I  By Dallaswebnews
In honor of Independence Day, the editors at The Dallas Morning News put together a quiz on the Declaration of Independence. Take the quiz and test your knowledge of our country's founding document. (SOURCES: About. Com, FunTrivia. Com, ConstitutionFacts. Com, QuizMoz. Com, Dallas Morning News research)

  
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1.  What is the first word of the declaration?
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2.  Why did Congressman John Dickinson not sign the declaration?
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3.  Copies of the declaration known as the “Dunlap Broadside” were named after John Dunlap. Who was he?
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4.  Where is the declaration kept today?
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5.  Of all the colonies, which state had the most signatories?
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6.  Which of these men was not among those appointed to draft the declaration?
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7.  Who was the primary author of the declaration?
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8.  How many delegates signed the declaration?
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9.  Who said, “We must all hang together, or most assuredly we shall all hang separately”?
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10.  Most of the signers actually signed the declaration on what date?
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11.  What did Congress cut out of Thomas Jefferson’s draft of the declaration?
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12.  Who was king of Great Britain at the time the colonies adopted the declaration?
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13.  Which member of the committee that wrote the declaration refused to sign it?
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14.  According to the declaration, where does government get its power?
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15.  Which signers of the declaration would later be elected president?
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16.  How many grievances were listed in the declaration?
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17.  Of the first 13 states, which was the first to sign the bill?
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18.  Who was the oldest signer of the declaration at age 70?
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19.  Which part of the declaration are American schoolchildren required to memorize?
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20.  Who was the first to sign the declaration?
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