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4th of July Trivia

written by: Eve
 
This quiz checks your knowledge of historic events and figures related to the US struggle for independence as well as of movies and songs referencing July 4.

Question 1:


When did the legal separation of the American colonies from Great Britain occur?
July 5, 1776
July 2, 1776
July 4, 1777
July 4, 1776

Question 2:


The Second Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. What politician had written a day earlier to his wife Abigail that "The second day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America."?
James Monroe
John Adams
Thomas Jefferson
Richard Henry Lee

Question 3:


In June 1776, this statesman from Virginia proposed a resolution of independence which led to the United States Declaration of Independence.
Richard Henry Lee
Benjamin Franklin
John Jay
John Witherspoon

Question 4:


How many of the men who signed the Declaration of Independence would later become US Presidents?
1
4
3
2

Question 5:


What do Presidents John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe have in common?
They all died on 4 July.
They all died on 2 July.
They were all born on 4 July.
They all signed the Declaration of Independence.

Question 6:


Complete the first sentence of the Declaration of Independence, which has been called "one of the best-known sentences in the English language":
"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 Life, Liberty and the pursuit of _____________."
Dreams
Truth
Fulfilment
Happiness

Question 7:


Which of these Founding Fathers did not sign the Declaration of Independence?
Benjamin Franklin
Thomas Jefferson
George Washington
John Adams

Question 8:


Who portrayed an anti-war activist and veteran, born July 4, 1946?
Tom Cruise
Ben Affleck
Tom Hanks
John Travolta

Question 9:


What treaty signed in signed on September 3, 1783 formally ended the American Revolutionary War?
Treaty of Paris
Treaty of London
Treaty of Amsterdam
Treaty of Madrid

Question 10:


Who recorded the 1973 ballad "4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)" which opens with the lyrics,
"Sandy, the fireworks are hailin' over Little Eden tonight
Forcin' a light into all those stony faces left stranded on this warm July"?
Bruce Springsteen
U2
Soundgarden
Beach Boys

 


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