Independence Day

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The Founding Fathers set us on the path 234 years ago to the political system we have, but even they wouldn’t spend the holiday arguing politics. In keeping with tradition, The Spokesman-Review's Spin Control takes a holiday from politics and offers a July 4 quiz to test readers’ knowledge of Americana, trivial and otherwise.

  
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1.  July 4, 1776 was the day that:
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2.  How many original colonies were there?
3.  The Continental Congress that declared independence was meeting in:
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4.  Of the following, who did not sign the Declaration of Independence?
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5.  Who was king of England when the Declaration was signed?
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6.  True or false: We celebrate Independence Day with fireworks because the Continental Congress did that in 1776.
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7.  True of false: While the number of stars in the U.S. flag changes with the number of states, it has always had 13 stripes.
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8.  What war was taking place when the words to The Star Spangled Banner were written?
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9.  The last American president who served in the military in the American Revolution was:
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10.  Three presidents died on July 4, but only one was born on July 4. Who was it?
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11.  From the Battle of Lexington and Concord to the Battle of Yorktown, how long did the American Revolution last?
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12.  When did the Fourth of July become a federal holiday?
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13.  About how many people lived in the 13 colonies when independence was declared on July 4, 1776?
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14.  The first time fireworks were used to mark the Fourth of July was:
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15.  Which of these happened after the Declaration was signed?
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16.  What Civil War general had a father who was a famous commander in the American Revolution?
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17.  What is the opening line to the second verse of The Star-Spangled Banner?
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18.  The Liberty Bell got its name because:
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19.  The Declaration was adopted by the Second Continental Congress while meeting in Philadelphia. Where did the First Continental Congress meet?
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