Memorial Day Quiz

10 Questions
Memorial Day Quiz

Memorial Day is celebrated to honor all the soldiers who have died for us. Celebrated on the last Monday of May, Memorial Day holds a significance for all of us. How well do you know about Memorial Day? Take the Quiz and find out!

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When was Memorial Day first observed?
    • A. 

      May 30, 1868

    • B. 

      May 30, 1873

    • C. 

      May 5, 1873

    • D. 

      May 30, 1776

  • 2. 
    Memorial Day was originally called...
    • A. 

      Decoration Day

    • B. 

      Veteran's Day

    • C. 

      Day of Remembrance

    • D. 

      Red, White and Blue Day

  • 3. 
    What was the first state to officially recognize Memorial Day?
    • A. 

      New York

    • B. 

      Massachusetts

    • C. 

      Pennsylvania

    • D. 

      California

  • 4. 
    What is one of the longest standing traditions which has been held in conjunction with Memorial Day since 1911?
    • A. 

      Washington DC Apple Blossom Festival

    • B. 

      Arizona Rodeo Days

    • C. 

      Indianapolis 500

    • D. 

      The National Memorial Day Concert

  • 5. 
    What day in May is Memorial Day celebrated?
    • A. 

      Always May 31st

    • B. 

      Last Monday in May

    • C. 

      Last Friday in May

    • D. 

      Last Sunday in May

  • 6. 
    Who wrote the Pledge of Allegiance?
    • A. 

      Francis Scott Key

    • B. 

      Francis Bellamy

    • C. 

      John Philip Sousa

    • D. 

      Robert Stanley Weir

  • 7. 
    The largest Veteran's organization is...
    • A. 

      AMVETS

    • B. 

      The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)

    • C. 

      The American Legion

    • D. 

      Retired Enlisted Association (TREA)

  • 8. 
    Which is the oldest US Military academy?
    • A. 

      US Naval Academy - Annapolis, Maryland

    • B. 

      US Air Force Academy - Kings Point, New York

    • C. 

      US Military Academy - West Point, New York

    • D. 

      US Merchant Marine Academy - New London, Connecticut

  • 9. 
    The term "GI Joe" term for...?  
    • A. 

      Government Issued

    • B. 

      A Real American Hero

    • C. 

      Gun Issued

    • D. 

      An Action Figure

  • 10. 
    The design for the Vietnam Memorial came from a contest that was open to the general public. The winner was a 21 year old Asian-American architectural student, Maya Ying Lin. What was the prize money for submitting the winning design?
    • A. 

      100,000

    • B. 

      10,000

    • C. 

      20,000

    • D. 

      15,000