So you think you’re a good patriot. You wear a flag pin on your pajamas, know that the last two words to "The Star Spangled Banner" are not "Play ball," and bleed red, white and blue.
On July 4th, we all feel that way. But before you head off for hot dogs, apple pie and fireworks, try your hand at our annual Independence Day quiz. We have 13 questions, one for each colony.
1. Of the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence, how many became president?
2. When Thomas Jefferson first wrote about “inalienable rights” they were life, liberty and the pursuit of_____
3. When was the “shot heard round the world” fired?
4. Where was the Continental Congress meeting when it declared
5. Before the Stars and Stripes design was adopted, other flags flown by various American units contained
A pine tree
The Union Jack
All of the above
6. The smallest American colony was
7. George Washington’s vice president was John Adams; Adams’ veep was Thomas Jefferson; who was
8. Without looking at the flag you put up today, how many stars are in that top row in a 50-star flag?
9. Who said "Give me Liberty or Give me death!"
10. What Civil War general had a father who was a famous commander in the American Revolution?
Ulysses S. Grant
Nathan Bedford Forrest
Robert E. Lee
William Tecumseh Sherman
11. Which of the following statements is false?
The battle of Bunker Hill was not fought on Bunker Hill.
Benedict Arnold was promoted for bravery by George Washington.
The Liberty Bell hasn't been rung since July 4, 1776 because it cracked during celebrations of the Declaration of Independence.
Members of the Continental Congress didn't sign the Declaration on July 4.
12. Where was the Statue of Liberty was made?
13. The first six presidents were from two states. Four were from Virginia and two were from
For the answers, go inside the blog.
1. Two, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams. George Washington didn’t sign the Declaration, he was busy commanding the army.
9-13 correct: You might be channeling George Washington.
5-8 correct: You might be channeling George Jetson.
0-3 correct: You might be channeling George III.