Quiz: The Declaration Of Independence!

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Quiz: The Declaration Of Independence!

Looking for an interesting way to test your knowledge about the Declaration of Independence? This quiz can help. The Declaration of Independence signified the official separation between the thirteen colonies and Great Britain. The document, which was signed in July of 1776, established the new American government. The detail ensures that an authoritarian government will never again rule, as it explains the abuses of power that occurred within the British government. Declare you right to take this quiz and ace it.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who was not part of the committee, appointed by the Second Continental Congress, to draft the Declaration of Independence?
    • A. 

      Thomas Jefferson

    • B. 

      George Washington

    • C. 

      Benjamin Franklin

    • D. 

      John Adams

  • 2. 
    Who were the President of the Congress and the first to sign the Declaration of Independence?
    • A. 

      John Hancock

    • B. 

      John Adams

    • C. 

      Benjamin Franklin

    • D. 

      Thomas Jefferson

  • 3. 
    Which 2 statements best summarize the preamble of the Declaration of Independence?
    • A. 

      All men are created equal with certain unalienable rights among those are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness

    • B. 

      Consent to establish free and independent states

    • C. 

      The power to levy war, conclude peace, contract alliances and establish commerce

    • D. 

      All men are created equal with certain unalienable rights among those are life, liberty and the pursuit of freedom

    • E. 

      Government by consent of the governed

  • 4. 
    The Declaration of Independence was created by delegates who represented the Confederacy.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    The Declaration of Independence was adopted on July 4, 1776, but not signed until August 2, 1776.
    • A. 

      TRUE

    • B. 

      FALSE

  • 6. 
    Which statement(s) best describes why the Declaration of Independence was created?
    • A. 

      A. Colonists declared their independence from Great Britain

    • B. 

      B . Colonists wanted to appoint their own King

    • C. 

      C. The civil rights of colonists were violated.

    • D. 

      D. A and C only

    • E. 

      E. All of the above

  • 7. 
    The Declaration of Independence was drafted by _________________
  • 8. 
    How many unalienable rights does the Declaration of Independence declare? 
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