Sarge is a bit busy this weekend so I'll be handling the blogging duties this Holiday for a couple days. I heard a short quiz on the radio titled Patriotic Trivia and I was 0 for 5. They were seemingly easy questions so I thought I'd try to play stump the chump here on the Chant.
1. First off, what occurred on the 4th of July, 1776
a. The majority of members of the Second Continental Congress signed the Declaration of Independence
b. The Congress ratified the Constitution, after signing the Declaration on July 2nd.
c. The Congress voted and approved the wording of the Declaration.
d. The Congress voted and approved the Resolution of Independence. The Declaration was not approved until a month later.
2. Who is credited with the phrase "Give me liberty or give me death?"
a. Thomas Payne
b. Thomas Jefferson
c. Patrick Henry
d. LT Lex Lefon when he was assigned Squadron Duty Officer on his first port call to Thailand.
a. Samoa (distinct from American Samoa)
c. The Philippines
4. What was our National Anthem before 1931, when an act naming the Star Spangled Banner was signed by President Hoover?
a. My Country 'Tis of Thee
b. Party in the USA by Miley Cyrus
c. America the Beautiful
d. We had no anthem before 1931
5. What are the first words of the Declaration of Independence?
a. When in the course of human events...
b. We the People...
c. As Resolved by the Second Continental Congress...
d. Four Score and seven years ago...
6. Hawaii was the last state added to the Union on August 29th, 1959. What state preceded Hawaii and in what year?
a. Alaska in 1958
b. Arizona in 1959
c. Alaska in 1959
d. Arizona in 1958
7. Who was the oldest person to sign the Declaration of Independence?
a. Ben Franklin
b. John Hancock
c. Thomas McKean
d. Edward Rutledge
8. Which city had the largest population on July 4th, 1776?
c. New York
9. On what date did the Liberty Bell ring to celebrate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence?
a. July 4th, 1776
b. July 8th, 1776
c. July 4th, 1777, on the first anniversary
d. August 2nd, 1776
10. How many U.S. Presidents died on July 4th? Name them.
a. One. George Washington
b. Two. John Adams and James Monroe
c. Two. John Adams and Thomas Jefferson
d. Three. John Adams, James Monroe, Thomas Jefferson
11. How many delegates signed the Declaration of Independence?
a. 13. One from each Colony
b. 26. Two from each Colony
12. What state had the most delegates sign?
a. New York
13. When was the Constitution signed?
a. July 8th, 1776
b. August 2nd, 1776
c. September 17th, 1787
d. December 15th, 1791
14. Where were the first battles of the Revolutionary War?
a. Lexington and Concord
b. The area near Valley Forge
c. New York and New Jersey
d. At sea off the coast of Massachusetts
15. What was the final battle of the Revolutionary War?
b. The siege of Valley Forge
d. Bunker Hill
16. When did the 4th of July become a paid Federal Holiday?
17. What President is famous for playing golf every 4th of July?
18. What city and state has the oldest, continuous 4th of July celebration dating back to 1785?
a. Philadelphia Pennsylvania
b. Boston Massachusetts
c. Concord New Hampshire
d. Bristol, Rhode Island
19. Why are the stars on the original flag of the U.S. arranged in a circle?
a. Because they would give no corner to the British king.
b. To represent encircling the British during the Revolutionary War.
c. So each of the colonies would appear to be equal.
d. It was designed to represent a new crown of colonies.
20. What Major League pitcher threw a No-Hitter on Independence Day?
a. Sandy Koufax- LA Dodgers
b. Dave Righetti- NY Yankees
c. Roger Clemens- Boston Red Sox
d. Rick Monday- Chicago Cubs
Bonus Question: Name all five rights granted in the First Amendment to the Constitution.
Answers are in the comments