Trivia Quiz On The Declaration Of Independence

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Trivia Quiz On The Declaration Of Independence

This is a trivia quiz on the declaration of Independence. This document was signed after the end of the war with the British and signified the beginning of the free country that is now known as the United States of America. Take up the quiz and see if you do know the content and story behind this important document. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who was the oldest person to sign the Declaration of Independence?
    • A. 

      John Adams

    • B. 

      Benjamin Franklin

    • C. 

      Thomas Jefferson

  • 2. 
    Who actually wrote the Declaration of Independence?
    • A. 

      Thomas Jefferson

    • B. 

      John Adams

    • C. 

      Benjamin Franklin

  • 3. 
    How did Rodney's vote affect other voters?
    • A. 

      His vote helped other delegations decide to vote no to independence

    • B. 

      His vote helped other delegations decide to vote yes to independence.

    • C. 

      His vote made others think that reconciling with England was the best way to vote.

  • 4. 
    Why do some historians think July 2nd ought to be the American Independence Day?
    • A. 

      On July 2nd, all the delegations met in Independence Hall.

    • B. 

      On July 2nd, they had a debate about why it would be a good idea to separate from England.

    • C. 

      On July 2nd, twelve of the thirteen colonies voted for their independence from England.

  • 5. 
    What was NOT one of the three different opinion groups leading up to the Declaration of Independence?
    • A. 

      Electing a new king for the colonies.

    • B. 

      Independence from England

    • C. 

      Reconciliation with England

  • 6. 
    Why was signing the Declaration of Independence such a dangerous act?
    • A. 

      Those that signed might be put in a British prison.

    • B. 

      Those that signed might have their business taken away by the British government.

    • C. 

      Those that signed might be hung for treason against the British government.

  • 7. 
    What did Jefferson do when he needed a break from writing?
    • A. 

      He took long naps to regain his strength.

    • B. 

      He went for walks in the countryside or on the waterfront.

    • C. 

      He sat by the fireplace and read books from famous philosophers.

  • 8. 
    What was the "Natural Law" that Jefferson referred to?
    • A. 

      The law of Nature and of Nature's God which was NOT more powerful than any king's laws.

    • B. 

      The law of Nature and of Nature's God and was more powerful than any king's laws.

    • C. 

      None of the above

  • 9. 
    Into which category would the Declaration of Independence fall?
    • A. 

      Important historic document

    • B. 

      Major work of art

    • C. 

      Popular written work read by many people

  • 10. 
    The actual signing of the Declaration took place on
    • A. 

      July 2, 1776

    • B. 

      July 4, 1776

    • C. 

      August 2, 1776

  • 11. 
    The Delaware vote helped to sway other delegations. In this sentence, a delegation is a
    • A. 

      Group of people

    • B. 

      Ruler

    • C. 

      Small army

  • 12. 
    Some Americans wanted reconciliation with England. A reconciliation is like a
    • A. 

      Gathering

    • B. 

      Argument

    • C. 

      Settlement

  • 13. 
    The unalienable rights in the Declaration of Independence are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. An unalienable right is one that
    • A. 

      Only Americans have

    • B. 

      All people should have

    • C. 

      Only the colonists needed

  • 14. 
    A document is
    • A. 

      Line that you sign your name on

    • B. 

      Place where papers are stored

    • C. 

      Paper containing information

  • 15. 
    The possibility of being hung for treason did not matter to American radicals. A radical in this sentence is a 
    • A. 

      Rebel

    • B. 

      Fool

    • C. 

      Ruler