Fourth of July Quiz


By Sharon Schweitzer


With more than half of our U.S. population vaccinated in the U.S. and restrictions lifting across the country, we are looking forward to the opportunity to safely watch fireworks where it isn’t a fire hazard. We are ready for celebrations, friendships, poolside fun, and to fire up the grill with family in 2024. Amidst all this excitement, do you remember the historical roots of our Independence Day? Test the knowledge of your family and friends with this quiz. Answers can be found below the bio.

1) Who is credited with the creative design of the first American Flag?

a) Martha Washington

b) Benjamin Franklin

c) Betsy Ross

d) Paul Revere

2) Where was the Declaration of Independence signed?

a) Philadelphia

b) New York City

c) Boston

d) Jamestown

3) Who signed the Declaration of Independence first?

a) Benjamin Franklin

b) Samuel Adams

c) Thomas Jefferson

d) John Hancock

4) When are new stars added to the U.S. American flag?

a) On July 4 following an Order of Congress

b) On January 1 following the admission of new states to the Union

c) On July 4 following the admission of new states to the Union

d) On January 1 following an Order of Congress

5) What president is NOT featured on Mount Rushmore?

a) Franklin Roosevelt

b) George Washington

c) Theodore  Roosevelt

d) Thomas Jefferson

6) When was the Fourth of July declared a federal holiday?

a) 1778

b) 1738

c) 1938

d) 1978

7) What president was born on the Fourth of July?

a) John Adams

b) Calvin Coolidge (All of the other presidents died on the Fourth of July)

c) Thomas Jefferson

d) James Monroe

8) How many people signed the Declaration of Independence?

a) 56

b) 50

c) 13

d) 18

9) What is the primary reason the U.S. declared independence from Britain?

a) Freedom from government rule

b) British tea was not being sent to the U.S.

c) Taxation without representation

d) Britain did not want to be a part of the U.S.

10) Who wrote the Star-Spangled Banner?

a) Paul Revere

b) Francis Scott Key

c) James McHenry

d) George Washington

How did you do? Quiz and share with your friends and family while you celebrate our great U.S. history this Fourth of July Weekend. Happy Independence Day!


Photo by Sharon Schweitzer

Sharon Schweitzer JD, is a diversity and inclusion consultant, cross-cultural trainer, etiquette expert, and the founder of Access to Culture. In addition to her accreditation in intercultural management from the HOFSTEDE Centre, she is an attorney and mediator. Sharon served as a Chinese Ceremonial Dining Etiquette Specialist in the documentary series Confucius was a Foodie, on Nat Geo People. Her Amazon #1 Best Selling book in International Business,  Access to Asia: Your Multicultural Business Guide, won a coveted Kirkus Star, and was named to Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books. She’s a winner of numerous awards, including the British Airways International Trade Award at the Greater Austin Business Awards.

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Answer Key: 1) c 2) a 3) d 4) c 5) c – Abraham Lincoln is the 4th 6) c 7) c 8) a 9) c 10) b