Independence Day Fun
– July 3, 2018
To celebrate Independence Day this year, we thought it would be fun to test our knowledge of how this holiday came to be. We developed a short quiz. Grab a piece of paper and pencil to jot down your answers as you read along. At the end, we’ll provide the answers and find out how much patriotic knowledge you have. Let’s get started!
Question 1: The Fourth of July is a federal holiday to celebrate which of the following events?
- George Washington crossing the Delaware
- The Pilgrims having dinner with the Native Americans
- The signing of the Declaration of Independence
- Benjamin Franklin flying a kite
- Fighting off aliens from invading earth
Question 2: True or False. George Washington signed the Declaration of Independence.
Question 3: Who was the Declaration of Independence declaring the colonies’ independence from?
- Great Britain
Question 4: At the time of the Declaration of Independence, how many colonies were there?
Question 5: Who was the first to sign the Declaration of Independence?
- George Washington
- Benjamin Franklin
- Thomas Jefferson
- Herbie Hancock
- John Hancock
Question 6: How many men signed the original Declaration of Independence?
Question 7: True or False. John Hancock was the only person to sign the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.
Question 8: Which of the following 3 Presidents all died on July Fourth (two even died the same year!)?
- Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter, Gerald Ford
- Herbert Hoover, William Howard Taft, Theodore Roosevelt
- Benjamin Franklin, John Quincy Adams, James K. Polk
- John Tyler, Andrew Jackson, George Washington
- Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, James Monroe
Question 9: In 1776, how many people were living in the new nation?
Question 10: True or False. The first Independence Day celebration took place in Philadelphia on July 8, 1776 after summoning people by the ringing of the Liberty Bell.
Check your answers:
TRUE PATRIOT: With all 10 questions answered correctly – You are a True Patriot and you know your American history.
PATRIOT: With 5 correct, we’ll still consider you a Patriot since some of those questions aren’t in history books.
PATRIOT IN TRAINING: With less than 4 correct, we suggest you continue learning by watching some of the videos on the History Channels website.
We hope we brought some fun to your Independence Day. Now get out there and enjoy time with friends and family, eating barbecue and watching fireworks!