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How much do you know about the Declaration of Independence?


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  • 1. 

    The Declaration was adopted by the colonies on July 4, 1776, but on what date did most of the Declaration signers sign it?

    • A.

      June 15, 1776

    • B.

      July 4, 1776

    • C.

      August 2, 1776

    • D.

      August 20, 1776

    Correct Answer
    C. August 2, 1776
    Explanation
    Most of the Declaration signers signed it on August 2, 1776. This is the date when the majority of the delegates put their signatures on the document, officially endorsing and ratifying the Declaration of Independence. It is important to note that the Declaration was adopted by the colonies on July 4, 1776, but the signing process took place over several weeks, with some signers adding their names at later dates.

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  • 2. 

    Who wrote the draft of the Declaration to be presented for approval?

    • A.

      Thomas Jefferson

    • B.

      George Washington

    • C.

      John Hancock

    • D.

      James Madison

    Correct Answer
    A. Thomas Jefferson
    Explanation
    Thomas Jefferson wrote the draft of the Declaration to be presented for approval.

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  • 3. 

    Who was NOT on the Committee of Five appointed to produce the draft of the document?

    • A.

      John Adams

    • B.

      Thomas Jefferson

    • C.

      Benjamin Franklin

    • D.

      Patrick Henry

    Correct Answer
    D. Patrick Henry
    Explanation
    Patrick Henry was not on the Committee of Five appointed to produce the draft of the document. The Committee of Five consisted of John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman, and Robert Livingston. These individuals were tasked with drafting the Declaration of Independence. Patrick Henry, although a prominent figure in the American Revolution, was not a member of this committee.

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  • 4. 

    What was the original Declaration of Independence written on?

    • A.

      Paper

    • B.

      Wood

    • C.

      Metal

    • D.

      Stretched animal skin

    Correct Answer
    D. Stretched animal skin
    Explanation
    The original Declaration of Independence was written on stretched animal skin. This material, known as parchment, was commonly used for important documents during that time period. Parchment is made from animal skin that has been specially treated and prepared to be used as a durable writing surface. The use of stretched animal skin ensured that the Declaration of Independence would be preserved and protected for future generations to come.

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  • 5. 

    What is written on the back of the Declaration of Independence?

    • A.

      A treasure map

    • B.

      "Original Declaration of Independence, dated 4th July 1776"

    • C.

      "E Pluribus Unum"

    • D.

      "Get Lost, Brits!"

    Correct Answer
    B. "Original Declaration of Independence, dated 4th July 1776"
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Original Declaration of Independence, dated 4th July 1776". This answer is correct because the Declaration of Independence is a historical document that was written and signed on July 4, 1776, declaring the thirteen American colonies as independent states and no longer under British rule. The back of the document would likely contain information such as the title, date, and perhaps signatures of those involved in its creation.

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