Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Fun 4th of July Trivia

Summerset Boat Lifts is ready for the 4th of July!  The Lake of the Ozarks will be swarming with vacationers and locals alike celebrating our countrie's independence.  To pass the time until the fun begins, we decided to put together some 4th of July trivia questions for you to test your knowledge with.  Good Luck!

4th of July Trivia Questions

1. Which US historians died on July 4th, 1826 on the 50th Anniversary of Independence Day? 

A. Benjamin Franklin and John Adams
B. George Washington and Thomas Jefferson
C. Samuel Adams and George Washington 
D. John Adams and Thomas Jefferson

2. What classic children's book was published on July 4, 1865? 

A. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
B. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
C. The Water Babies 
D. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea 

3. When were fireworks first used in an official Fourth of July celebration? 

A. 1777
B. 1812
C. 1876
D. 1901

4. Which president first held a 4th of July Celebration at the White House? 

A. George Washington 
B. John Adams
C. Thomas Jefferson
D. James Madison

5. Which newspaper first printed the Declaration of Independence? 

A. The Philadelphia Eagle 
B. The New York Times
C. The Pennsylvania Evening Post
D. The National Enquirer

6. Which US president was born on Independence Day? 

A. Calvin Coolidge 
B. James Buchanan
C. Lyndon B. Johnson
D. Ronald Reagan 

7. How many people were living in the US on July 4, 1776? 

A. 2.5 million 
B. 9 million 
C. 15 million 
D. 30 million

8. When did the 4th of July become a federal holiday? 

A. 1777
B. 1870
C. 1876
D. 1842

9. Which of the following was not one of the original 13 American Colonies? 

A. Vermont
B. Georgia
C. Massachusetts
D. North Carolina

10. What baseball player threw a 4-0 no-hitter against the Boston Red Sox on July 4, 1983? 

A. Jim Palmer of the Baltimore Orioles
B. Orel Hershiser of the Los Angeles Dodgers
C. Jack Morris of the Detroit Tigers
D. Dave Righetti of the New York Yankees

11. What animal did Bejamin Franklin want to be the national animal before being outvoted by John Adams and Thomas Jefferson on the Eagle? 

A. Deer 
B. Turkey
C. Bob Cat 
D. Hawk 

12. Most signers of the Declaration of Independence didn't sign the document until August 2nd, who was the only person to acutally sign it on July 4, 1776? 

A. John Adams
B. John Hancock
C. Thomas Jefferson 
D. Benjamin Franklin  

13. Who was the youngest signer of the Declaration of Independence? 

A. Thomas Lynch  
B. Samuel Adams
C. Edward Rutledge 
D. William Whipple 


1. D - John Adams and Thomas Jefferson 
2. A - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
3. A - 1777
4. C - Thomas Jefferson
5. C - The Pennsylvania Evening Post 
6. A - Calvin Coolidge 
7. A - 2.5 million 
8. B - 1870
9. A - Vermont 
10. D - Dave Righetti of the New York Yankees
11. B - Turkey 
12. B- John Hancock 
13. C - Edward Rutledge 

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