Independence Day Quiz

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Can you pass our Independence Day quiz?

1. Independence Day celebrates America’s declaration to King George III that the colonies are a sovereign nation that is separating from what country?
A.     Mexico   
B.     European Union   
C.     Great Britain

2. Independence Day was celebrated first in this city on July 8, 1776:
A.    Washington, D.C.       
B.    Philadelphia  
C.     New York City

3. In the preamble to the Declaration of Independence, the authors wrote that the basic rights of the Colonists come not from a king or a government but from… who?
A.    God   
B.    The consent of the
C.    Only a majority vote
    in Congress

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4. The Declaration of Independence includes the phrase “unalienable rights” to describe the rights of the Colonists.
This phrase means:
A.    These rights belong to
    citizens, not foreigners.   
B.    These rights cannot be
    taken away
C.    These rights are for
    taxpayers and

5. The Declaration of Independence is on display in Washington, D.C. at:
A.    National Archives
B.    White House
C.    National Freedom