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Doodle a Yankee: The July 4th Quiz
by Staff
It’s time to show off your independence! And your patriotic knowledge about the Declaration of Independence, fireworks and hot dogs. Let’s hear it for more pomp and less circumstance!

Which notable statesman told his wife that July 2nd was going to be the biggest U.S. holiday ever?

  • Thomas Jefferson
  • John Adams
  • Roger Sherman

What year did July 4th become a paid holiday for federal employees?

  • 1776
  • 1870
  • 1941

How many signers of the original Declaration of Independence died on July 4th?

  • 0
  • 2
  • 4

What unusual way did revelers celebrate the birth of independence during the summer of 1776?

  • burning British flags
  • holding mock funerals for King George III
  • dumping tea in Boston Harbor

What is the section of the Declaration of Independence that mentions “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" called?

  • preamble
  • introduction
  • conclusion

Who was the first person to sign the Declaration of Independence?

  • Thomas Jefferson
  • John Hancock
  • Benjamin Franklin

Which town hosts the oldest Fourth of July celebration in the United States?

  • Bristol, Rhode Island
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Name the July 4th beach celebration that honors all-American, farm-raised clams?

  • Clamerica
  • Yankee Doodle Clammy
  • Declamation of Independence

What percentage of retail fireworks sales occur during the Fourth of July holiday?

  • 60 percent
  • 75 percent
  • 90 percent

What year did Congress first authorize fireworks for use in Independence Day celebrations?

  • 1776
  • 1777
  • 1780

Which U.S. President was born on July 4th?

  • Herbert Hoover
  • Quincy Adams
  • Calvin Coolidge

What’s the name of the Vietnam veteran who’s story was featured in the movie “Born on the Fourth of July"?

  • Ron Kovic
  • Captain Steven Hiller
  • Lieutenant Dan Taylor

What actor in “Born on the Fourth of July” was actually born on July 3rd?

  • Tom Berenger
  • Stephen Baldwin
  • Tom Cruise

Which July 4th-themed movie holds the record for the using the most miniature models?

  • “Independence Day”
  • “Saving Private Ryan”
  • “The Patriot”

Which patriotic song was originally created to mock American soldiers?

  • “Yankee Doodle Dandy”
  • “This Land Is Your Land”
  • “Stars and Stripes Forever”

What was Uncle Sam’s occupation?

  • soldier
  • iron worker
  • meat packer

How many U.S. towns are named Freedom?

  • 2
  • 5
  • 11

What is the United States' national anthem?

  • “The Star-Spangled Banner”
  • “America the Beautiful”
  • “You’re a Grand Old Flag”

What popular food is honored in the U.S. with an entire month of celebration every July?

  • hot dogs
  • ice cream
  • watermelon

What food is consumed at one of the most popular eating contests in America on July 4th?

  • apple pie
  • hamburgers
  • hot dogs