Monday, July 1, 2013

Test your knowledge - 4th of July trivia

Annual fireworks in Washington, DC 
The 4th of July is a national holiday, typically associated with fireworks, baseball games, parades and cookouts. 

As you make your plans to celebrate, take a moment to test your 4th of July IQ with some Independence Day trivia: 
  • Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?
  • Who was the King of England during the Revolutionary War?
  • What year was the Declaration of Independence adopted?
  • How many men signed the Declaration of Independence?
  • Where was the Declaration of Independence signed?
  • What are the first words of the Declaration of Independence?
  • Three presidents died on the Fourth of July -- name at least 2 of them. 
  • Who was the only person who actually signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776?
  • Who was the youngest signer of the Declaration of Independence?
  • Which state had the most delegates sign the Declaration of Independence?
  • When was the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence?
  • When did the Liberty Bell get its famous crack?
  • Where can you see the actual Declaration of Independence on display?
Fireworks and cookouts are at the heart of virtually all 4th of July celebrations. Do you know... 
  • What is America’s favorite food dish on the 4th of July?
  • What is the name of America’s oldest and largest firework’s company?
Answers to these trivia questions can be found in the printed July Library Calendar and on special 4th of July trivia bookmarks, available at all library locations. Or, look for answers on our Facebook page. However you spend your 4th of July - relaxing at a picnic table with friends, on a beach (with a good book!), or watching the local fireworks extravaganza - have a safe holiday! 
Don't forget, the Fauquier County Public Library will be closed Thursday in observance of July 4th; we will reopen Friday, July 5th. 

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