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Test your July 4 IQ

Mon., July 4, 2011, 8:49 a.m.

Here’s a chance to test your patriotic knowledge and warm up for July Fourth festivities. For a more challenging, interactive test and a chance to win lunch for two, take the Independence Day quiz online Click here

1 The Declaration of Independence starts with what phrase?

a. We the People of the United States …

b. When, in the course of human events …

c. These are the times that try men’s souls …

d. The time has come …

2 Which of the following was not one of the original 13 colonies?

a. North Carolina

b. New Jersey

c. Georgia

d. Florida

3 In some respects, the Revolution was an international war, with the French and Polish troops fighting with the colonists and what foreign troops fighting for the British?

a. German

b. Dutch

c. Spanish

d. Italian

4 When we set off fireworks on July Fourth, we are following a tradition of celebration that originated in what country?

a. Egypt

b. Japan

c. Russia

d. China

5 Who wrote “The Star- Spangled Banner”?

a. John Philip Sousa

b. Scott Francis Key

c. Francis Scott Key

d. George M. Cohan


1 b; 2 d; 3 a; 4 d; 5 c.