Veterans Day Trivia
Choose an answer from the three choices and True/False offered after
each question and then "Check Your Answers" at the end of the quiz.
is an annual American holiday honoring military veterans. Both a federal
holiday and a state holiday in all states.
What day is it usually observed on?
- November 11
- November 12
- May 13
2. What was he holiday
originally known as?
- Ending World War I
- Armistice Day
- Remembrance Day
3. U.S. President Woodrow Wilson
first proclaimed a holiday for November 12, 1919.
4. In 1953, an Emporia, Kansas shoe
store owner had the idea to expand the holiday to celebrate all
veterans, not just those who served in World War I.
Who was the store owner?
- Al King
- Ted Baxter
- Ken Collins
5. What president signed the
bill in to law making Veterans Day?
6. Major hostilities of World War I
were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month
of 1918 with the German signing of the Armistice.
7. In 1921, Congress passes
legislation approving the establishment of a honor in Arlington National
Cemetery. November 11 is chosen for the date of the ceremony. On
October 20, Congress declares November 11, 1921 a legal Federal holiday
to honor all those who participated in the war.
What is the site?
- Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
- William Howard Taft's burial monument
- The Veterans Monument
8. Congress adopts a resolution
directing the President to issue an annual proclamation calling on the
observance of Armistice Day. Throughout the 1920s and 1930s, most states
establish November 11 as a legal holiday and at the Federal level, an
annual proclamation is issued by the President.
9. Congress passes the Monday
Holiday Law which established the fourth Monday in October as the new
date for the observance of Veteran's Day.
When does the law
10. In 1975, legislation passed to
return the Federal observance of Veteran's Day to the original date, based on
popular support throughout the nation. Since the change to the
fourth Monday in October, 46 states had either continued to commemorate
original date or had reverted back to the original date based on popular
What year does it return to the original