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4th of July Quiz

Question 1 of 10

1

What historical event do Americans celebrate on the Fourth of July?

Select one of the following:

  • Official signing of the Declaration of Independence

  • George Washington's birthday

  • The first shots of the American Revolution

  • Formal adoption of the Declaration of Independence

Explanation

Question 2 of 10

1

Which president first held a Fourth of July celebration at the White House?

Select one of the following:

  • George Washington

  • John Adams

  • Thomas Jefferson

  • James Madison

Explanation

Question 3 of 10

1

Complete this famous sentence: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are ________________________

Select one of the following:

  • Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

  • Life, friendship and the pursuit of Love

  • Life, Liberty and the pursuit of wealth

  • Life, love and the pursuit of freedom

Explanation

Question 4 of 10

1

Which two U.S. presidents died on July 4 in the same year?

Select one of the following:

  • Thomas Jefferson and John Adams

  • James Monroe and Martin Van Buren

  • Millard Fillmore and Andrew Johnson

  • William Howard Taft and Warren G. Harding

Explanation

Question 5 of 10

1

How many people were living in the United States of America on July 4, 1776?

Select one of the following:

  • 2.5 million

  • 9 million

  • 15 million

  • 30 million

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Question 6 of 10

1

Which of the following was not one of the original 13 American Colonies?

Select one of the following:

  • Vermont

  • Georgia

  • Massachusetts

  • North Carolina

Explanation

Question 7 of 10

1

How many people signed The Declaration of Independence?

Select one of the following:

  • 56

  • 100

  • 128

  • 78

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Question 8 of 10

1

What date do most historians believe the declaration was actually signed?

Select one of the following:

  • July 2nd

  • July 4th

  • July 21st

  • August 2nd

Explanation

Question 9 of 10

1

Edward Rutledge was the youngest signatory of the declaration of independence. What age was he?

Select one of the following:

  • 17

  • 26

  • 21

  • 32

Explanation

Question 10 of 10

1

Pennsylvania had the most delegate to sign the Declaration. How many did they have?

Select one of the following:

  • 4

  • 9

  • 12

  • 14

Explanation