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4th of July Trivia

What do you know about Fourth of July? 
Discover this Alan's FUN Holiday Trivia Quiz
"Check Your Answers" at the end of the quiz.

FUN Trivia Quizzes powered by ABE1. The official name of July 4th is "The Fourth of July."

  • True or False?

2. The holiday commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain.

  • True or False?

3. What is NOT commonly associated with July 4th?

  1. Fireworks
  2. Football
  3. Barbecues

4. When did the war for independence begin against England?

  1. April 1775
  2. July 2, 1776
  3. January 1776

5. The Lee Resolution, or sometimes Lee's Resolution, was an act of the Second Continental Congress declaring the Thirteen Colonies to be independent of the Kingdom of Great Britain.  It was proposed by on June 1, 1776, after receiving instructions from the Virginia Convention and its President, Edmund Pendleton. 
Who proposed the act?

  1. Richard Henry Lee of Virginia
  2. Robert E. Lee of Virginia
  3. Lighthorse Henry Lee of Virginia

6. Who wrote, "The second day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America.  I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty."

  1. George Washington
  2. John Adams
  3. John Hancock

7. When did the representatives of the Second Continental Congress sign the Declaration of Independence?

  1. July 2, 1776
  2. July 4, 1776
  3. August 2, 1776

8. Independence Day fireworks are often accompanied by patriotic songs.  What is NOT a patriotic song?

  1. "God Bless America"
  2. "America the Beautiful"
  3. "1812 Overture"

9. What year did July 4th become a PAID Federal holiday for government employees?

  1. 1870
  2. 1941
  3. 1976

10. Both John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, two founding fathers of the U.S., and the only two men who signed the Declaration of Independence to become President died on the same day.  
What was the day?

  1. July 2, 1826
  2. July 4, 1826
  3. August 2, 1826

4th of July
[Answers]

1) False. The official name is Independence Day. 2) True 3) B. 4) A. 5) A. 6) B. 7) C. 8) C. 9) B. 10) B.

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