Mind flex: Patriotic pop quiz

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It’s time to see red, white and blue! Flex your patriotic muscles and show off your knowledge of American history. Whether you’re a history buff or just in it for fun, these questions will test your knowledge and maybe even teach you a thing or two about the land of the free and the home of the brave.

1. In what year did the United States declare its independence?

A. 1774 

B. 1776

C. 1783 

D. 1796

2. Who was the first president of the United States?

A. Thomas Jefferson 

B. James Madison

C. John Adams 

D. George Washington 

3. Who was the primary author of the Declaration of Independence?

A. John Adams 

B. Benjamin Franklin

C. Thomas Jefferson 

D. Georgia Washington 

4. The American flag once had more than 13 stripes. How many were there?

A. 14 

B. 15

C. 16 

D. 17 

5. How many people signed the Declaration of Independence?

A. 10 

B. 24

C. 42 

D. 56 

6. When was the Pledge of Allegiance first composed?

A. 1776 

B. 1892

C. 1901 

D. 1952 

7. What is the national anthem of the United States?

A. “God Bless America” 

B. “American the Beautiful”

C. “The Star-Spangled Banner” 

D. “The Stars and Stripes Forever” 

8. Which document begins with the words, “We the people”?

A. The Gettysburg Address 

B. The Bill of Rights

C. The Declaration of Independence 

D. The Constitution of the United States 

9. Who was president during the American Civil War?

A. Abraham Lincoln 

B. Ulysses S. Grant

C. Andrew Johnson 

D. James Buchanan


1-B, 2-D, 3-C, 4-B, 5-D, 6-B, 7-C, 8-D, 9-A

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