Trivia Questions & Answers- 4th of July

31 Trivia Questions about the 4th of July

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•1.   What was the main reason the U.S. declared independence?

•2.   How many people signed the Declaration of Independence?

•3.   In what city was the Declaration of Independence signed?

•4.   What are the first seven words of the Declaration of Independence?

•5.   Who approved the Declaration of Independence?

•6.   Whose signature is the largest on the Declaration of Independence?

•7.   Who proposed "Lee's Resolution" on June 1, 1776, declaring that we were independent of Great Britain?

•8.   Who was the king of England when the colonies declared their independence?

•9.   How many people were living in the U. S. in 1776?

•10.Where does the word "patriotism" come from?

•11. What were the colors of the first flag?

•12. What is our national bird?

•13. Where is the Liberty Bell located?

•14. Does the Liberty Bell still ring today?

•15. How did the name "Uncle Sam" originate?

•16. What is the name of the National Anthem?

•17. Who wrote the words to the National Anthem?

•18. Who wrote the music for the National Anthem?

•19. Who wrote the Pledge of Allegiance?

•20.  Who sewed the first official American flag?

•21. Why were the stars in a circle on the first flag?

•22.How tall is the Statue of Liberty?

•23. What country gave us the Statue of Liberty?

•24. How many hotdogs are consumed on July 4th each year?

•25. How much money is spent on fireworks every year?

•26. Who invented fireworks?

•27.How many people have cook outs on July 4th?

•28.When did the Liberty Bell crack?

•29.When did the Fourth of July become a national holiday?

•30.Under what circumstances did "The Star Spangled Banner" become the national anthem of the U.S.A?

•31. How did the US get the motto "In God We Trust"?

Answers:

•1.    The people were taxed without representation.

•2.     56 people signed the Declaration of Independence

•3.    The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

•4.    "When in the course of human events.

•5.    The Second Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence.

•6.    The largest signature on the Declaration of Independence is John Hancock's.

•7.     Richard Henry Lee of Virginia proposed Lee's resolution.

•8.    George III was king of England when the colonies declared their independence.

•9.     There were 2.5 million people living in the U. S. in 1776.

•10. The word "patriotism" comes from the Latin "patria" meaning "fatherland" or "homeland".

•11. The colors of the first flag were red, white, and blue.

•12. Our national bird is the bald eagle.

•13. The Liberty Bell is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the tower of Independence Hall.

•14. The Liberty Bell no longer rings. It rang from 1778 to 1835, when it cracked.

•15. The name: Uncle Sam" originated in 1812, when a meat packer by the name of Sam Wilson provided meat to the U. S. Army. Someone saw the meat shipments that were stamped with U. S. and joked that the initials stood for "Uncle Sam" and the name stuck

•16.  The name of the National Anthem is the "Star Spangled Banner."

•17. Francis Scott Key wrote the words to the National Anthem.

•18. The music for the National Anthem comes from an old English drinking song named, "Anacreon in Heaven."

•19.  Francis Bellamy wrote the Pledge of Allegiance.

•20. Betsy Ross sewed the first official American flag?

•21. The stars were in a circle on the first flag to show that all the colonies were equal.

•22. The Statue of Liberty is 151 feet tall

•23. France gave us the Statue of Liberty

•24. Americans consume 150 million hot dogs on July 4th each year.

•25. Americans spend around 211 million dollars every year on fireworks.

•26. The Chinese invented fireworks

•27.  Over 74 million people have cookouts on July 4th.

•28. The first Liberty Bell cracked when it was being tested. It and the second bell were re-melted and forged again. The third Liberty Bell cracked in 1835.

•29. The Fourth of July became an unpaid holiday for federal workers in 1870. In 1938 it became a paid holiday, and in 1941, it was declared a federal holiday.

•30.  In 1912, President Woodrow Wilson  made an Executive Order. Then in 1931, by a Congressional resolution..

•31. Francis Scott Key urged the adoption of "In God is our Trust" as the national motto. The United States adopted the motto "In God We Trust" by law on July 30, 1956 by President Dwight Eisenhower.

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Comment balloon 10 commentsKristin Hamilton CA Realtor • July 04 2011 11:46AM

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Great, great, great! These are questions that Jay Leno should go around town asking. I be the answers would be a riot! Happy 4th!

Posted by Ken and Leslye Huebsch, Realtors - Harrisburg Homes for Sale 717.514.1793 (3x Individual Agent of the Year, Luxury Homes, First-Time Buyers, Residential Resales, New Construction) about 8 years ago

That's a good idea. I love when Jay Leno goes out on the street interviewing people and he get some crazy answers.

Posted by Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning (Sun Lakes Realty) about 8 years ago

GREAT questions....and some of those I have to admit to not knowing the answer(s)....thanks for including those too!!!

Happy 4th!!!

Posted by Kathy Burke, S.F. East Bay Home Staging (Sensational Home Staging~~Danville, CA) about 8 years ago

I did not know the answers to maybe 1/3 of them plus I did not know the stat questions. I am going to Philadelphia in a week so I am going to go see the Liberty Bell.

Posted by Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning (Sun Lakes Realty) about 8 years ago

Kristen,

Great list of Questions.  I am currently reading a book by Daniel Schaffer entitled "Profiting in Economic Storm" it had a lot of answers to the questions on your list...a good read in my opinion.

Happy 4th!!

Posted by C. Lloyd McKenzie, Living Albuquerque about 8 years ago

Kristin I knew some of these but definitely not all of them!  Great holiday trivia, hope you enjoyed the 4th :)

Posted by Diane McDermott, Charlotte NC Real Estate Market (Realtor®, GRI, Landis e2 Real Estate, LLC) about 8 years ago

You are July 4th Trivia Diva, thanks.

Posted by Kathy Toth, Ann Arbor Real Estate Experts - Kathy Toth Team (Ann Arbor Market Center Keller Williams) about 6 years ago

Hi Kathy,

Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you enjoyed the trivia quiz. I love history so these are so much fun to see how many I get right. Even when I am wrong, I learn new things. Happy 4th.

Posted by Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning (Sun Lakes Realty) about 6 years ago

where aare the answers!!!!! I cant find them anywhere...but thanks for trying and failing

Posted by megan mizell 15 days ago

The answers start about half way down on the article. They are also numbered. Glad you are enjoying this. Happy 4th of July!

Posted by Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning (Sun Lakes Realty) 15 days ago

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