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Fourth of July Trivia

Posted on Wednesday, July 3, 2024
by AMAC, D.J. Wilson

Take our Fourth of July trivia quiz to test your knowledge:

1. Why do Americans celebrate 4th of July?

A – To celebrate the Boston Tea Party

B – To honor the creation of the first U.S. flag

C – To commemorate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence

D – To commemorate the signing of the U.S. Constitution

2. Who was not involved in writing the Declaration of Independence?

A – Benjamin Franklin

B – John Adams

C – Thomas Jefferson

D – George Washington

3. Which was the first newspaper to print the Declaration of Independence?

A – The Philadelphia Inquirer

B – The Pennsylvania Evening Post

C – The New York Times

D – The Boston Globe

4. Which was the first state to make July 4th an official state holiday?

A – Delaware

B – Pennsylvania

C – Connecticut

D – Massachusetts

5. Who signed the Declaration of Independence first?

A – Benjamin Franklin

B – Thomas Jefferson

C – John Hancock

D – Edward Rutledge

6. Who is the only U.S. President to be born on Independence Day?

A – Barack Obama

B – Calvin Coolidge

C – George H.W. Bush

D – James K. Polk

7. Which U.S. President was the first to host a Fourth of July celebration at the White House?

A – Thomas Jefferson in 1801

B – James Madison 1809

C – John Quincy Adams 1825

D – Martin Van Buren 1837

8. How many stars and stripes are featured on the US flag?

A – 48 stars and 13 stripes

B – 13 stars and 50 stripes

C – 50 stars and 13 stripes

D – 48 stars and 50 stripes

9. Every Independence Day, how many times is the Liberty Bell symbolically rung?

A – 4

B – 13

C – 50

D – 1776

10. How many delegates signed the Declaration of Independence?

A – 13

B – 22

C – 56

D – 109

11. Why did the French give the Statue of Liberty to the United States?

A – As a friendship gift 10 years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence

B – As a friendship gift 100 years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence

C – As repayment of a loan due to the United States

D – To spark interest in French artistry

12. During World War II, where was the Declaration of Independence stored for safekeeping?

A – Fort McHenry

B – Fort Knox

C – Fort Dix

D – Fort Bragg

Your Score:

12 correct = Perfect score

11 to 9 correct = Great

8 to 6 correct = Okay

5 to 3 correct = Meh

3 to 1 correct = Better luck next time

Answer Key:

  1. C
  2. D
  3. B
  4. D
  5. C
  6. B
  7. A
  8. C
  9. B
  10. C
  11. B
  12. B

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Robert Zuccaro
Robert Zuccaro
10 days ago

“Jill says I answered every question correctly!” -Joe Biden,

Pat R
Pat R
10 days ago

Got 8 out of 12 correct. And to think history was my favorite back in the day; that and US geography. Guess I’m forgetting more than just what happened 15 minutes ago.

10 days ago

United States INDEPENDENCE DAY…that is observed on July 4th.
Let’s not dilute what the day celebrates/is in remembrance – too much of that already.

Paul Manning
Paul Manning
10 days ago

I had 9. Seems like I used to know better.

Mike L
Mike L
7 days ago

missed on question 3 & 6.
And we could not hear sleepy joe’s answers because he was mumbling & stuttering.

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