What Do You Know About Memorial Day? Trivia Quiz

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What Do You Know About Memorial Day? Trivia Quiz

This is a quiz to test your knowledge on Memorial Day and Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Memorial Day was originally known as?
    • A. 

      Memorial Observance Day

    • B. 

      Decoration Day

    • C. 

      Remembrance Day

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 2. 
    Memorial Day was officially declared a Holiday on 30 May 1868.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier , also known as the Tomb of the Unknowns is located at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Decoration Day (Memorial Day) was first enacted to honor union and confiderate soldiers following which war?
    • A. 

      World War I

    • B. 

      Mexican American War

    • C. 

      American Civil War

    • D. 

      Vietnam

  • 5. 
    On Memorial Day the flag is flown at half-staff until noon then it is raised to the top of the staff.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    What unit assumed the sole responsibility of guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in April 6, 1948?
    • A. 

      1st Infantry Division

    • B. 

      3rd Infantry Tomb Guards

    • C. 

      1st Airborne Division

    • D. 

      3rd US Infantry Old Guard

  • 7. 
    Who was the first female to be awarded the Tomb Guard Identification Badge?
    • A. 

      Heather Lynn Johnsen

    • B. 

      Clara Maass

    • C. 

      Esther Blake

    • D. 

      Maureen Daugherty

  • 8. 
    Who were the first three female Soldiers to become guards for the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers.
    • A. 

      Maria Ann Wood

    • B. 

      Heather Lynn Johnsen

    • C. 

      Danyell Elaine Wilson

    • D. 

      Carrie Wibben

    • E. 

      Nicole Jo Johnson

  • 9. 
    The Tomb of the Unknown as it stands today was designed by ______ and sculptured by ____.
    • A. 

      Lorimer Rich and Thomas H. Jones

    • B. 

      Lorimer Rich and John Jones

    • C. 

      Thomas H. Jones and Michael J. Wilson

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 10. 
    The Tomb Guard Identification Badge is awarded to guards (Sentinels) of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers who pass a series of tests. The Badge is permanently awarded after a Sentinel has served how many months as a Sentinel at the Tomb?
    • A. 

      10

    • B. 

      15

    • C. 

      7

    • D. 

      9