How Well Do You Know The Lyrics To The U.S. National Anthem?

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How Well Do You Know The Lyrics To The U.S. National Anthem?

"The Star-Spangled Banner" is then U. S. National anthem. The lyrics come from a poem written in 1814 by a lawyer and amateur poet. Take this quiz to see how well you know the lyrics to this memorable national anthem!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    "Oh, say, can you see by the dawn's early _____________. What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming..."
    • A. 

      Light

    • B. 

      Blight

    • C. 

      Might

    • D. 

      Bright

  • 2. 
    "Whose broad stripes and bright stars, through the ______________ fight, o'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?"
    • A. 

      Dangerous

    • B. 

      Treacherous

    • C. 

      Perilous

    • D. 

      Adverse

  • 3. 
    "And the rocket's red glare, the bombs _____________ in air, gave proof through the night that our flag was still there."
    • A. 

      Bursting

    • B. 

      Cracking

    • C. 

      Charging

    • D. 

      Plunging

  • 4. 
    "On the shore, dimly seen through the ____________ of the deep, where the foe's haughty host in dread silence reposes..."
    • A. 

      Fog

    • B. 

      Darkness

    • C. 

      Sea

    • D. 

      Mists

  • 5. 
    "What is that which the breeze, o'er the towering steep, as it fitfully blows, half _______________, half discloses?"
    • A. 

      Disguises

    • B. 

      Conceals

    • C. 

      Opens

    • D. 

      Veils

  • 6. 
    "Now it catches the _____________ of the morning's first beam, in fully glory reflected now shines in the stream."
    • A. 

      Gleam

    • B. 

      Blink

    • C. 

      Stream

    • D. 

      Light

  • 7. 
    "And where is that ____________ who so vauntingly swore, that the havoc of war and the battle's confusion..."
    • A. 

      Line

    • B. 

      Band

    • C. 

      Saint

    • D. 

      Man

  • 8. 
    "No refuge could save the hireling and slave, from the terror of _____________ or the gloom of the grave."
    • A. 

      Death

    • B. 

      Might

    • C. 

      Flight

    • D. 

      Him

  • 9. 
    "Oh, thus be it ever, when freemen shall _____________ between their loved home and the war's desolation!"
    • A. 

      Stay

    • B. 

      Be

    • C. 

      Lie

    • D. 

      Stand

  • 10. 
    "Praise the Power that hath made and _____________ us a nation!"
    • A. 

      Preserved

    • B. 

      Saved

    • C. 

      Earned

    • D. 

      Rewarded