Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Happy Birthday America!!!

I love the 4th of July. I know this should go without saying but I love how patriotic it is. I love the fried chicken and picnics and beaches and fireworks. It's just so American!

Because we all had so much fun last year taking my 4th of July quiz, I decided to write another quiz on our nation's history. I tried to make this one a little easier but it's tough to know how hard/easy it is when I'm the one looking at the answers. So I apologize if this one ends up even harder than the last one. Since it has been a number of years since I took a US History class, all the answers can be verified through Wikipedia.

Happy birthday America and I hope everyone has a wonderful celebration this weekend!!

  1. The Star-Spangled Banner was a poem penned during what war?

  2. Revolutionary War
    War of 1812
    War of Northern Aggression

  3. Which of the following is NOT considered to be a "founding father"?

  4. James Madison
    Benjamin Franklin
    Abraham Lincoln

  5. Who was the first presidential assassination attempt?

  6. Andrew Jackson
    Abraham Lincoln
    George Washington

  7. The "shot heard round the world" refers to the opening battles of the Revolutionary War in what cities?

  8. Lexington and Concord
    Boston and Nantucket
    Jamestown and Williamsburg

  9. Which of the following is NOT a nickname for the United States flag?

  10. Old Glory
    Stars and Stripes
    Stars and Bars

  11. The Bill of Rights is... ?

  12. the first 10 Amendments
    the initial draft of what would become the US Constitution
    the basis that makes the ACLU a perfectly acceptable and effective civil rights organization

  13. Which baseball movie designates the 4th of July as the only day they can play a "night game" (b/c of the fireworks lighting up the sky)?

  14. Field of Dreams
    The Sandlot
    Bull Durham

  15. True/False: The 1812 Overture has nothing to do with American History.

  16. True

  17. The Declaration of Independence is kept in....

  18. The Smithsonian
    National Archives
    Nicolas Cage's jacket pocket

  19. What is the supreme law of the United States?

  20. whatever the president says
    whatever the supreme court says
    The Constitution

Click the link below to see how you scored. Don't worry, it doesn't get posted to me or anyone else. Only you see your results.


  1. I really wanted to answer the one about where the Declaration is kept Nicholas Cages Pocket.

  2. What a fun idea!! I LOVE the 4th of July!!!

  3. I like how when you go to see your quiz results (I got 10 out of 10 on only my second try, btw), at the top of the page are two options: "Try Again" and "Make You Own Quiz" (sic). One of my many problems with typos is that everything I read, I hear in my head, so if I see "you," I hear "you" -- I can't look at it, know they meant "your," and hear "your." It doesn't work like that. Instead, my head substitutes a man's voice with a speech impediment and/or mental retardation in place of the normal voice, so that the typo makes sense with the voice's speech patterns. It makes me laugh sometimes.


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