Friday, July 04, 2008

Back to school you go!

A little 4th of July quiz for you! The answers follow at the end.

1. Who was the first President of the United States?

2. Who's famous quote is, "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal"?

a) Martin Luther King, Jr.

b) Abraham Lincoln

c) Thomas Jefferson

3. Where was the first national capitol located?

4. To what person is the making of the first United States flag attributed?

5. How did the Liberty Bell get its crack?

a) It was dropped.

b) It cracked the first time it was rung.

c) Lightening.

6. In what year was the declaration of Independence signed?

a) 1756

b) 1746

c) 1776

7. How many stars were on the first United States flag?

8. Who was the first person to sign the Declaration of Independence?

9. Who wrote the Star Spangled Banner?

10. Flying the flag upside down is a symbol of distress and harm befalling you and/or your possessions. ( True/False)

11. Congress first recognized the pledge of allegiance in 1964? (TRUE/FALSE)

12. Which two future presidents both died on July 4, 1826 fifty years after signing the Declaration of Independence?

a) John Adams

b) John Hancock

c) Samuel Adams

d) Thomas Jefferson

13. Where did immigrants first set foot in the New World to gain entry?

14. “Life, liberty and "( )”

15. The signing of the Declaration of Independence took until August 2, 1776? (TRUE/FALSE)

16. America’s independence was actually declared by the continental congress on July 2, 1776. (TRUE/FALSE)

17. The flag colors red, white and blue officially symbolize blood, sweat and tears. (TRUE/FALSE)

18. What’s the last word in the Star Spangled Banner?

1. George Washington
2. C
3. Pennsylvania
4. Betsy Ross
5. B
6. C
7. 13
8. John Hancock
9. Francis Scott Key
10. T
11. F (the correct year is 1942)
12. A, D
13. Ellis Island
14. "pursuit of happiness
15. T
16. T
17. F (It is actually unknown if the colors were meant to symbolize something specific! )
18. Brave

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Nancy Face said...

That was a great idea, and so much fun! I got six of them wrong, oops! :0

Happy 4th of July! :)

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

We just had a good time, my husband, and I, answering all of these! Fun, and thankfully, since we're both history lovers, we got almost all of them right! Thanks for sharing this, Kim :)