Independence Day Quiz: MCQ Test!

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  • 1. 

    The Declaration of Independence wasn’t actually signed on the 4th of July. Which day was it officially signed? 

    • A.

      July 2, 1776

    • B.

      August 2, 1776

    • C.

      November 15, 1777

    • D.

      March 1, 1781

    Correct Answer
    B. August 2, 1776
    Explanation
    On July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence, but it wasn't officially signed on that day. The signing of the document actually took place on August 2, 1776. The delay in signing was due to the need for the document to be prepared with a formal engrossment, which took some time. The signers of the Declaration of Independence put their names to the document on August 2nd, making it the official date of the signing.

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  • 2. 

    Which monarch reigned over the colonists at the time of the American Revolution? 

    • A.

      Queen Elizabeth

    • B.

      Queen Victoria

    • C.

      King George II

    • D.

      King George III

    Correct Answer
    D. King George III
    Explanation
    King George III is the correct answer because he was the monarch who reigned over the colonists at the time of the American Revolution. He ascended to the throne in 1760 and his reign lasted until 1820. During his reign, tensions between the American colonists and the British government escalated, leading to the American Revolution in 1775. King George III's policies and actions, such as imposing taxes and refusing to address the colonists' grievances, contributed to the growing discontent and ultimately fueled the desire for independence among the colonists.

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  • 3. 

    Who famously said, “I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me Liberty or give me death!” 

    • A.

      Nathan Hale

    • B.

      Samuel Adams

    • C.

      Patrick Henry

    • D.

      Paul Revere

    Correct Answer
    C. Patrick Henry
    Explanation
    Patrick Henry famously said, "I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me Liberty or give me death!" This statement reflects his strong belief in the importance of freedom and his willingness to sacrifice his life for it. It became a rallying cry for the American Revolution and has since become an iconic quote in American history.

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  • 4. 

    Which signer has the largest signature on the Declaration of Independence?

    • A.

      George Washington

    • B.

      Thomas Jefferson

    • C.

      Roger Sherman

    • D.

      John Hancock

    Correct Answer
    D. John Hancock
    Explanation
    John Hancock has the largest signature on the Declaration of Independence. His signature is famously large and stands out among the other signers. This is why his name has become synonymous with a person's signature.

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  • 5. 

    Which country assisted the colonists with financial and military aid during the Revolutionary War? 

    • A.

      England

    • B.

      France

    • C.

      Canada

    • D.

      Netherlands

    Correct Answer
    B. France
    Explanation
    During the Revolutionary War, France provided financial and military aid to the colonists. This support was crucial for the American colonies in their fight against the British. France's assistance included sending troops, supplies, and loans to the colonists. The alliance between France and the colonies was a turning point in the war, as it helped to weaken the British forces and boost the morale of the colonists.

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  • 6. 

    Who was the oldest Signer of the Declaration of Independence?

    • A.

      George Washington

    • B.

      Ben Franklin

    • C.

      Roger Sherman

    • D.

      Stephen Hopkins

    Correct Answer
    B. Ben Franklin
    Explanation
    Ben Franklin was the oldest Signer of the Declaration of Independence. He was born on January 17, 1706, which made him 70 years old at the time of signing the document on July 4, 1776. Franklin was a prominent figure in American history, known for his contributions as a scientist, inventor, writer, and diplomat. He played a crucial role in drafting the Declaration of Independence and was highly respected by his peers for his intellect and wisdom.

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  • 7. 

    Which signer of the Declaration of Independence stated that this holiday “ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more.”?

    • A.

      James Madison

    • B.

      Thomas Jefferson

    • C.

      Ben Franklin

    • D.

      John Adams

    Correct Answer
    D. John Adams
    Explanation
    John Adams is the correct answer because he stated that the holiday should be celebrated with various festivities and spectacles, such as parades, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations. This quote suggests that Adams believed the celebration of the holiday should be grand and widespread, encompassing the entire continent.

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  • 8. 

    Besides John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, which other president died on the 4th of July?

    • A.

      Andrew Jackson

    • B.

      Millard Filmore

    • C.

      James Monroe

    • D.

      James Buchanan

    Correct Answer
    C. James Monroe
    Explanation
    James Monroe is the correct answer because he is the only other president besides John Adams and Thomas Jefferson who died on the 4th of July. Monroe, the fifth president of the United States, passed away on July 4, 1831. This date holds historical significance as it marks the deaths of three founding fathers and presidents of the United States.

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  • 9. 

    Thomas Jefferson was part of a five-person committee to write the Declaration of Independence, along with John Adams, Ben Franklin, Robert Livingston, and Roger Sherman. Which man did not sign the Declaration of Independence?

    • A.

      Robert Livingston

    • B.

      Roger Sherman

    • C.

      Ben Franklin

    • D.

      John Adams

    Correct Answer
    A. Robert Livingston
    Explanation
    Robert Livingston did not sign the Declaration of Independence. The question states that Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Ben Franklin, and Roger Sherman were part of the committee to write the declaration, but it does not mention Robert Livingston's involvement in the committee. Therefore, it can be inferred that he did not sign the document.

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  • 10. 

    How many signers of the Declaration of Independence were born in the United States of America?

    • A.

      56

    • B.

      48

    • C.

      0

    • D.

      13

    Correct Answer
    C. 0
    Explanation
    All signers of the Declaration of Independence were born in the American colonies, but not in the United States of America. The United States of America did not exist until after the Declaration was signed in 1776. Therefore, none of the signers were born in the United States of America.

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