Trivia Questions & Answers- 4th of July

Reblogger C. Lloyd McKenzie
Real Estate Agent 16784

Happy July 4th Everyone!  This post by Kristin Hamilton just reminds us of the some details that we may have forgotten over the years.  On this the 235 Year of American Independence...It's great to be a part of the American Experience 

Original content by Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor CalBRE #01492138

31 Trivia Questions about the 4th of July

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•1.   What was the main reason the U.S. declared independence?

•2.   How many people signed the Declaration of Independence?

•3.   In what city was the Declaration of Independence signed?

•4.   What are the first seven words of the Declaration of Independence?

•5.   Who approved the Declaration of Independence?

•6.   Whose signature is the largest on the Declaration of Independence?

•7.   Who proposed "Lee's Resolution" on June 1, 1776, declaring that we were independent of Great Britain?

•8.   Who was the king of England when the colonies declared their independence?

•9.   How many people were living in the U. S. in 1776?

•10.Where does the word "patriotism" come from?

•11. What were the colors of the first flag?

•12. What is our national bird?

•13. Where is the Liberty Bell located?

•14. Does the Liberty Bell still ring today?

•15. How did the name "Uncle Sam" originate?

•16. What is the name of the National Anthem?

•17. Who wrote the words to the National Anthem?

•18. Who wrote the music for the National Anthem?

•19. Who wrote the Pledge of Allegiance?

•20.  Who sewed the first official American flag?

•21. Why were the stars in a circle on the first flag?

•22.How tall is the Statue of Liberty?

•23. What country gave us the Statue of Liberty?

•24. How many hotdogs are consumed on July 4th each year?

•25. How much money is spent on fireworks every year?

•26. Who invented fireworks?

•27.How many people have cook outs on July 4th?

•28.When did the Liberty Bell crack?

•29.When did the Fourth of July become a national holiday?

•30.Under what circumstances did "The Star Spangled Banner" become the national anthem of the U.S.A?

•31. How did the US get the motto "In God We Trust"?


•1.    The people were taxed without representation.

•2.     56 people signed the Declaration of Independence

•3.    The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

•4.    "When in the course of human events.

•5.    The Second Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence.

•6.    The largest signature on the Declaration of Independence is John Hancock's.

•7.     Richard Henry Lee of Virginia proposed Lee's resolution.

•8.    George III was king of England when the colonies declared their independence.

•9.     There were 2.5 million people living in the U. S. in 1776.

•10. The word "patriotism" comes from the Latin "patria" meaning "fatherland" or "homeland".

•11. The colors of the first flag were red, white, and blue.

•12. Our national bird is the bald eagle.

•13. The Liberty Bell is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the tower of Independence Hall.

•14. The Liberty Bell no longer rings. It rang from 1778 to 1835, when it cracked.

•15. The name: Uncle Sam" originated in 1812, when a meat packer by the name of Sam Wilson provided meat to the U. S. Army. Someone saw the meat shipments that were stamped with U. S. and joked that the initials stood for "Uncle Sam" and the name stuck

•16.  The name of the National Anthem is the "Star Spangled Banner."

•17. Francis Scott Key wrote the words to the National Anthem.

•18. The music for the National Anthem comes from an old English drinking song named, "Anacreon in Heaven."

•19.  Francis Bellamy wrote the Pledge of Allegiance.

•20. Betsy Ross sewed the first official American flag?

•21. The stars were in a circle on the first flag to show that all the colonies were equal.

•22. The Statue of Liberty is 151 feet tall

•23. France gave us the Statue of Liberty

•24. Americans consume 150 million hot dogs on July 4th each year.

•25. Americans spend around 211 million dollars every year on fireworks.

•26. The Chinese invented fireworks

•27.  Over 74 million people have cookouts on July 4th.

•28. The first Liberty Bell cracked when it was being tested. It and the second bell were re-melted and forged again. The third Liberty Bell cracked in 1835.

•29. The Fourth of July became an unpaid holiday for federal workers in 1870. In 1938 it became a paid holiday, and in 1941, it was declared a federal holiday.

•30.  In 1912, President Woodrow Wilson  made an Executive Order. Then in 1931, by a Congressional resolution..

•31. Francis Scott Key urged the adoption of "In God is our Trust" as the national motto. The United States adopted the motto "In God We Trust" by law on July 30, 1956 by President Dwight Eisenhower.

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Kim Carnes
Licensed - Certified Home Inspectors (317) 753-7098 - Indianapolis, IN
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Kristin & Lloyd

This is great.

What a wonderful country we live in!

Thanks to all of those who serve and have served and those who supported from home

This Marine Dad is grateful!

Jul 04, 2011 11:29 AM #1
Emily Read
Salt Lake City, UT

150 million hotdogs? Woah!

Happy 4th of July, Lloyd! Wishing you a wonderful day!

Jul 04, 2011 11:41 AM #2
Kwee Huset
Kwee Huset Realty - Venice, FL
Venice Florida Homes For Sale

Lloyd, thanks for re-blogged, I learned some history lesson. Happy July 4th.

Jul 04, 2011 12:44 PM #3
Robert Bob Gilbert
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties - Katy, TX
Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert

Hi C. Lloyd,


Thanks for the re-blog as all of those items are ones that we all should have some memory of the correct answer. Unfortunately today it is not potilically correct to teach a lot of the American history the rest of us had to learn. I hope you and family are having a good 4 th.




Jul 04, 2011 02:52 PM #4
Dan Edward Phillips
Dan Edward Phillips - Eureka, CA
Realtor and Broker/Owner

Good Morning C Lloyd, an excellent choice to re-post.  The exam will be interesting.

Jul 05, 2011 12:29 AM #5
C. Lloyd McKenzie
Albuquerque, NM
Living Albuquerque

Thank you for your comments. I appreciate them very much.  In the future, I will endeavor to respond to them in a more timely fashion. 


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