Independence Day is a national holiday when people across the United States celebrate with baseball games, cookouts, picnics, decorations, and fireworks. It marks the birth of a new country and shows appreciation to all of the soldiers who fall for the nation. Check out the following 30 Independence Day quiz questions and answers to see how much you know.
Independence Day Quiz Questions And Answers
1. When do people in the United States celebrate Independence Day?
A. Fourth of July
B. Fifth of June
C. Sixth of August
2. Which important event happened on the Fourth of July, 1776?
A. The Constitution was signed
B. The Revolutionary War was ended
C. The Declaration of Independence was signed
3. Which U.S President wrote the first draft of the Declaration of Independence?
A. John Adams
B. Thomas Jefferson
C. Benjamin Franklin
4. Which of the following films by Steven Spielberg is set on the Fourth of July?
B. Jurassic Park
C. Saving Private Ryan
5. Which of the following right do people have according to the Declaration of Independence?
A. To have a free education
B. To abolish or change the government
C. To bear arms
6. Which of the following U.S Presidents was born on Independence Day?
A. John F. Kennedy
B. George Washington
C. Calvin Coolidge
7. The first celebration of Independence Day was held in which U.S state?
B. New York
C. South Carolina
8. How many states were there in the United States after the Declaration of Independence?
9. Where was the Declaration of Independence stored during World War II?
A. Fort Knox
B. The White House
C. The Pentagon
10. In 1777, which tradition on the Fourth of July first appeared?
B. Baseball games
11. Which of the following classic children’s books was first published on the Fourth of July?
A. The Little Prince
B. Winnie the Pooh
C. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
12. Approximately how many were there in the newly independent United States after the Declaration of Independence?
B. 2.5 million
C. 11 million
13. The first American Flag after the independence had 13 stripes and how many stars?
14. Where is the original version of the Declaration of Independence stored now?
A. The National Archives and Records Administration
B. Library of Congress
C. Smithsonian Institution Archives
15. What is the original name of the Statue of Liberty?
A. Freedom to the Country
B. Liberty Enlightening the World
C. Freedom and Liberty for the New World
16. What is the name of the U.S national anthem?
A. God Save the Queen
B. Dear My Land of Freedom
C. The Star-Spangled Banner
17. Where did the oldest Fourth of July parade in the United States take place in 1785?
A. Bristol, Rhode Island
B. Hartford, Connecticut
C. Ocean City, Maryland
18. The Declaration of Independence was published in which newspaper?
A. The Hartford Courant
B. The Pennsylvania Evening Post
C. The New York Post
19. How many people in total signed the Declaration of Independence?
20. Which of the following was mentioned in the Declaration of Independence against the British Parliament and King George?
A. Banned people from practising their religious beliefs
B. Appointed liberal priests
C. Imposed taxes without consent
21. Fill out the blank in a phrase in the Declaration of Independence: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created …”
22. The statement that people have the inherent and inalienable right to “Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness” originated from which philosopher?
A. John Locke
B. Immanuel Kant
C. Jean-Jacques Rousseau
23. What is the blue rectangle in the upper left part of the United States flag called?
A. The Ocean
B. The Sky
C. The Union
24. When did the U.S Congress officially declare the Fourth of July to be a national holiday?
25. The U.S national anthem was based on what?
A. An English traditional song
B. A British drinking song
C. An Australian hymn
26. How many copies of the Declaration of Independence did Thomas Jefferson print to distribute throughout the colonies?
27. Which U.S city has the largest fireworks display to celebrate Independence Day each year?
A. Los Angeles
B. New York City
28. What do people celebrate on German Unity Day on 3 October each year?
A. The reunification of West Germany and East Germany
B. The reunification of North Germany and South Germany
C. The unification of 16 federal states in Germany
29. The 1947 Indian Independence Act partitioned British India into two newly independent countries, including India and which nation?
30. Which year is referred to as the “Year of Africa” when 17 African countries declared independence?
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