Happy Fourth of July: Put Your U.S. Knowledge to the Test!
Welcome to the latest edition of TGIF Video Friday, where today's blog post aims to put your knowledge of United States history to the test.
In five days, the U.S. will celebrate the Fourth of July, which commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. Happy Fourth of July a few days early, from all of us at Grantham University.
I've selected 10 questions that relate in some way to U.S. independence. Let us know how you did by posting how many questions you answered correctly in the comments section below. Be honest!
1. When is the anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence?
2. Who was the first person to sign the Declaration of Independence?
3. Four other countries celebrate the Fourth of July. Name one of them.
4. In what city was the Liberty Bell, an iconic symbol of American independence, founded?
5. How many stars were on the first American flag?
6. Three U.S. Presidents have died on July 4. Name one of them.
7. Thirty places in the U.S. have "Liberty" in their name, while 11 places in the U.S. have "Independence" in their name. In what state are the places of Liberty and Independence the most populous?
8. Complete this line from the Declaration of Independence: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are...?
9. The last baseball pitcher to throw a no-hitter on July 4 was Dave Righetti in 1983. What team did he play for?
10. True or false (in the spirit of U.S. freedom): Grantham University has provided educational opportunities to military service members and their families since 1951.
Any more brain-busters? Unfortunately, that's all we have today. The answers can be found below. How did you do?
Answers: 1. July 4, 1776; 2. John Hancock; 3. England, Sweden, Denmark, Norway; 4. Philadelphia, PA; 5. 13; 6. John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe; 7. Missouri; 8. Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness; 9. New York Yankees; 10. True!
Since we ended the quiz with a military question, I thought it would be fitting to end this blog post with a military tribute for our TGIF Video of the Week. Enjoy this July 4 commemoration; and thank you, military members, for your dedication and service to protecting our country's freedom. Happy July 4, a little early.
About the author: Eric Sorrentino joined Grantham University as Social Media Manager in October 2011. Prior to that, he blogged about Big 12 Conference athletics for KUsports.com and was a sports copy editor for the Lawrence Journal-World. Eric received his bachelor's degree in Journalism from the University of Kansas.