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In American history, the fourth of July is a watershed as it is the Independence Day of the United States of America. On this day, Americans home and abroad celebrate the declaration of the freedom of thirteen American colonies under the control of the British monarch. Do you know about this? Let's take a quiz!


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  • 1. 

    What year saw United States become independent? 

    • A.

      1769 

    • B.

      1877

    • C.

      1879

    • D.

      1776 

    Correct Answer
    D. 1776 
    Explanation
    In 1776, the United States became independent from Great Britain. This was the year when the American colonies declared their independence through the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4th. This marked the beginning of the American Revolutionary War, which ultimately led to the establishment of the United States as a separate nation.

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  • 2. 

    How many American colonies were declared free? 

    • A.

      6 colonies 

    • B.

      13 colonies 

    • C.

      18 colonies 

    • D.

      17 colonies 

    Correct Answer
    B. 13 colonies 
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 13 colonies. This refers to the Thirteen Colonies that declared their independence from Great Britain in 1776, leading to the formation of the United States of America. These colonies were Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, and Virginia.

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  • 3. 

    Which of these is not associated with the Independence Day? 

    • A.

      Fireworks 

    • B.

      Curfew 

    • C.

      Parades 

    • D.

      Carnivals 

    Correct Answer
    B. Curfew 
    Explanation
    Curfew is not associated with Independence Day because curfew refers to a restriction on people's movement, usually imposed during times of unrest or emergencies. Independence Day is a celebration of freedom and the birth of a nation, so curfews are not typically implemented on this day. Instead, fireworks, parades, and carnivals are commonly associated with Independence Day as they represent joy, patriotism, and community celebrations.

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  • 4. 

    Who proposed the resolution of independence? 

    • A.

      Henry Lee 

    • B.

      Richard Lee 

    • C.

      Mark Arrow 

    • D.

      John Eversmann 

    Correct Answer
    B. Richard Lee 
    Explanation
    Richard Lee proposed the resolution of independence.

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  • 5. 

    Who authored the Declaration of Independence? 

    • A.

      John Smith 

    • B.

      Mathews Jaecke 

    • C.

      Thomas Jefferson

    • D.

      Henry Lee 

    Correct Answer
    C. Thomas Jefferson
    Explanation
    Thomas Jefferson authored the Declaration of Independence. He was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States and played a significant role in shaping the nation's history. As a member of the Continental Congress, Jefferson was chosen to draft the Declaration of Independence, which outlined the principles and grievances of the American colonies against British rule. His eloquent writing and influential ideas made the document a cornerstone of American democracy and independence. Jefferson's contributions to the nation extended beyond the Declaration, as he later served as the third President of the United States and made significant contributions to American politics and governance.

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  • 6. 

    What year saw the Congress change the Independence Day to a paid federal holiday? 

    • A.

      1988

    • B.

      1938 

    • C.

      1981 

    • D.

      1934 

    Correct Answer
    B. 1938 
    Explanation
    In 1938, the Congress changed the Independence Day to a paid federal holiday.

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  • 7. 

    When was the first time the holiday was marked  the following day? 

    • A.

      July 4, 1779

    • B.

      May 12, 1779 

    • C.

      September 12, 1789 

    • D.

      January 11, 1788 

    Correct Answer
    A. July 4, 1779
    Explanation
    The correct answer is July 4, 1779. This is because July 4th is commonly known as Independence Day in the United States, which commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. Therefore, it is likely that the holiday was first marked the following day on July 5, 1779, to celebrate the third anniversary of the Declaration of Independence.

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  • 8. 

    Who was the first president to be born on the day? 

    • A.

      Thomas Jefferson 

    • B.

      Calvin Coolidge 

    • C.

      Ronald Reagen 

    • D.

      Donald Trump 

    Correct Answer
    B. Calvin Coolidge 
    Explanation
    Calvin Coolidge was the first president to be born on the day because he was born on July 4, 1872. Thomas Jefferson, Ronald Reagan, and Donald Trump were not born on July 4th.

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  • 9. 

    How many gunshots were fired to celebrate the independence in 1774?

    • A.

      26 gunshots 

    • B.

      13 gunshots 

    • C.

      19 gunshots 

    • D.

      45 gunshots 

    Correct Answer
    B. 13 gunshots 
    Explanation
    In 1774, the United States did not yet exist as an independent nation. The Declaration of Independence was not signed until 1776. Therefore, there were no gunshots fired to celebrate independence in 1774.

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  • 10. 

    How many American colonies were declared free on that day? 

    • A.

      7 colonies 

    • B.

      13 colonies 

    • C.

      19 colonies 

    • D.

      23 colonies 

    Correct Answer
    B. 13 colonies 
    Explanation
    On that day, 13 American colonies were declared free. This refers to the Declaration of Independence, which was adopted on July 4, 1776. The colonies declared their independence from British rule and formed a new nation, the United States of America. This event marked the beginning of the American Revolutionary War and ultimately led to the establishment of the United States as an independent country.

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