Listed below are the solutions to the How A lot Do You Know About Independence Day? quiz from my earlier submit. (In the event you haven’t taken the quiz but and need to, I’d counsel returning there first.) A few of these questions have been tough, others merely tough, and some have been comparatively simple, particularly with True or False questions providing simply two selections. The a number of selection questions appeared to present individuals probably the most hassle, based mostly on suggestions I acquired. Thanks for becoming a member of in, whether or not Child Boomers or youthful!
1. True or false: As one of many 13 unique colonies, Vermont was the one one which refused to ratify the Declaration of Independence.
Reply: False. Vermont was not one of many unique 13 colonies.
2. Which U.S. president was born on the Fourth of July in Plymouth Notch, Vermont?
Reply: Calvin Coolidge.
3. Title two Asian nations the place now you can purchase a Nathan’s Well-known New York sizzling canine, just like these devoured up within the annual sizzling canine consuming contest at New York’s Coney Island:
a. Indonesia and Japan
b. Malaysia and Afghanistan
c. China and Mongolia
d. Vietnam and India
Reply: B, Malaysia and Afghanistan
4. If you wish to be the primary to see the dawn on July 4 inside the continental United States, the place would you head?
a. Nantucket, Massachusetts
b. West Quoddy Head, Maine
c. Mars Hill Mountain, Maine
d. Not one of the above.
Reply: C, Mars Hill Mountain. Further bonus factors should you obtained this one proper, as a result of West Quoddy Head is farther east, however due to the angle of the solar on July 4, the solar shines first on the higher-elevation Mars Mountain at the moment.
5. True or False: Independence Day celebrates the signing of the Declaration of Independence by the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on July 4, 1776.
Reply: False. July 4 celebrates the adoption of Thomas Jefferson’s Declaration doc; most members of the Second Continental Congress didn’t signal it till a month later, and phrase of the rebel didn’t attain London till late August. (By the best way, President John Adams believed that July 2, not July 4, can be celebrated as Independence Day, as a result of that’s the day independence was truly declared. However as a result of the doc was dated July 4, that turned Independence Day.)
6. True or False: July 4 is the second deadliest day of the yr for touring on America’s highways, trailing solely New 12 months’s Day.
Reply: False. July 4 is the deadliest day.
7. One place within the U.S. claims it’s attainable to watch fireworks set off in seven states at one time. Title the place — and can you actually see seven states from there?
Reply: Lookout Mountain, Tennessee, close to Chattanooga. It’s extremely doubtful you may truly see seven states from there, nonetheless; Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia are shut at hand and North Carolina could also be seen as nicely, however Kentucky, South Carolina, and Virginia are, nicely, extremely doubtful. If fireworks have been shot excessive sufficient into the sky, although, you by no means know.
8. Three of the primary 5 U.S. presidents died on July 4. Title the one who died close to Charlottesville, Virginia. (Bonus factors for naming all three of the presidents)
Reply: Thomas Jefferson, who died on July 4, 1826, simply hours aside from the second U.S. president, John Adams. James Monroe, the fifth president, additionally died on July 4 and likewise had beforehand lived close to Charlottesville, earlier than transferring to (and passing away in) New York.
9. The Declaration of Independence on view in Washington’s Nationwide Archives has an inscription on the again that reads:
a. “John Dunlap, Printer”
b. “Unique Declaration of Independence dated 4th July 1776”
c. “On at the present time henceforth we dwell free or die within the battle in opposition to tyranny”
d. There is no such thing as a inscription on the again.
Reply: B, regardless that it appears too apparent.
10. Title three different nations on the earth which have celebrated American Independence Day:
a. Norway, Denmark, and the Philippines
b. Sweden, France, and Brazil
c. Portugal, Spain, and Andorra
d. Liberia, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic
Reply: A, although the Philippines (as soon as a U.S. possession) now not does. Norway and Denmark nonetheless have annual celebrations in honor of all of the Norwegians and Danes who’ve immigrated to America.
Readers: You’ll be able to subscribe to my weblog and get notification of each submit by merely typing in your e-mail deal with and clicking on the blue Subscribe button or downloading my free report, How you can Trip the Coming Wave of Boomers. Thanks!