Friday, July 01, 2011

July 4th Quiz

OK, its that time of year again, the 4th of July, my favorite holiday. Below is our annual July 4 quiz...give it a try.

1. In what Massachusetts town were the first shots fired during the battle on April 19, 1775?
a) Cambridge b) Concord c) Boston d) Lexington

2. Where was the battle fought during which the British surrendered to the Americans ending the War for Independence?
a) Yorktown b) Saratoga c) Trenton d) Dorchester

3. In what state were the words to the Star Spangled Banner written?
a) Virginia b) Maryland c) North Carolina d) New York

4. What is the name of the oldest US Navy Ship
a) The Liberty b) The Constitution c) The Seaward d) The Pequod

5. Which of the following was not one of the original 13 American colonies
a) New Jersey b) South Carolina c) Vermont d) New York

6. Who was the President of the Continental Congress that passed the Declaration of Independence?
a) John Hancock b) John Adams c) Richard Henry Lee d) Ben Franklin

7. How many members are there of the US House of Representatives?
a) 50 b) 355 c) 435 d) 500

8. Who becomes President if the President and Vice President become incapacitated?
a) Senate President b) Secretary of State c) Supreme Courthouse Justice d) Speaker of the House

9. The original signed Declaration of Independence is located in what city today?
a) Washington DC b) New York c) Philadelphia d) Boston

10. Which of the following people did not sign the Declaration of Independence?
a) Ben Franklin b) George Washington c) John Adams d) Thomas Jefferson

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Quiz Answers

1.d)Lexington; 2. a)Yorktown; 3. b)Maryland 4. b)The Constitution 5. c)Vermont 6. a)John Hancock 7. c)435 8. d)Speaker 9.a) Washington DC 10. b)Washington

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