Could You Pass My History Final?

Gorging on hot dogs. Drinking beer. Blowing stuff up. Sure, we all know what most people end up doing on July 4th, but do you really know why we do it?

Are you a genius when it comes to our nation's history? Take a few minutes away from watching TV and eating fast food to prove once and for all to the rest of the world that we are not just a bunch of dumb Americans!

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1. What is your age?
Under 18 Years Old
18 to 24 Years Old
25 to 30 Years Old
31 to 40 Years Old
41 to 50 Years Old
51 to 60 Years Old
Over 60 Years Old
2. What is your gender?
Male
Female
3. When was the Declaration of Independence first signed?
July 4, 1775
July 4, 1776
July 2, 1776
4. Who decided upon the design for the first flag of the United States?
George Washington
2nd Continental Congress
Betsy Ross
5. In what year did Indpendence Day become a federal holiday?
1941
1777
1787
6. Who said that July 4th "...ought to be celebrated by pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations from one end of this continent to the other..."?
Thomas Jefferson
John Adams
George Washington
7. Fireworks were first invented by the people of what country?
Egypt
Japan
China
8. Uncle Sam, the icon of the United States, was first used during what war?
World War I
The War of 1812
World War II
9. How many "Liberty Bells" have there been?
One
Two
Three
10. True or False. The "Star Spangled Banner" is set to the tune of an English song.
True
False
11. True or False. The person who built the State of Liberty also built the Eiffel Tower.
True
False
12. In the world today, what country purchases the most fireworks?
The United States
India
Japan
13. The United States has a current population of 302 million. What was the population in 1776?
2 million
10 million
20 million
14. This July 4th, Americans have a 1 in 4 chance of eating hot dogs from what state?
Nebraska
Kansas
Iowa
15. Without looking! What is the color of the bottom stripe on the United States flag?
White
Red

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