Happy Independence Day!
If you’ve put out the flag, packed the cooler and bought the fireworks, only one question remains: Just how much do you really know about the American history you’re about to celebrate?
The real history, that is – not the stuff you pick up from listening to July 4th speeches, watching Mel Gibson movies or reading comic books. Take the 13 question quiz and see what level of patriotic study you have achieved.
Questions and Answers
Whose signature is larger than all others at the bottom of the declaration?
The Stars and Stripes, aka Old Glory, now has stars for the current states and stripes for the original ones. How many red stripes does the U.S. flag have?
How many stars in the top row of a 50-star flag?
Of George Washington, Benedict Arnold, Ethan Allen and John Paul Jones, who can we say definitely fought under a contemporary version of the Stars and Stripes? (enter last name)
What are the three inalienable rights listed in the declaration?
What three things did the signers pledge to each other at the close of the declaration?
American troops got significant military help from what country during the revolution?
The last battle of the Revolutionary War was fought where?
The fireworks that mark July 4th celebrations originated in what country?
Where was the first celebration of American independence held?
On what date was that celebration held?
Extra credit: Two famous American documents, the Declaration and the Constitution, were signed by the people present when drafted and approved. Among the following, who signed both documents?
Which of these battles happened after independence was declared?
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