70+ U.S. Independence Day Trivia Questions and Answers

Americans celebrate independence day by hosting family get-togethers over barbecues, sharing freshly baked patriotic cupcakes, and witnessing the public parades e.t.c.

Besides all the sparkle and joy, July 4 is a day to mark the back-breaking efforts that led to the independence of the USA. We are here to help you brush up your history with a fun learning experience.

U.S. Independence Day Trivia Questions and Answers

Coincidentally, other significant events have happened on this day in history. For instance, the 30th President of the USA was born on this day while two other Presidents; John Adams and James Monroe died on this day.

Test your American history knowledge with these U.S. independence day trivia questions and answers, sure to broaden your know-how. Also, check our black history trivia and U.S labor Day Quizzes.

 

1. When does the United States of America commemorate its independence?

Fourth of July

 

2. Where was the first celebration of Independence Day held?

Philadelphia

 

3. What happened on July 4, 1776?

The Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence

 

4. How many colonies took part in signing the Declaration of Independence?

Thirteen colonies

 

5. What country did the American colonies declare independence from?

Great Britain

 

6. What is the National Anthem of the United States of America?

‘The Star Spangled Banner’

 

7. What is the proper way to fold the American flag?

Triangle

 

8. Who wrote the ‘The Star Spangled Banner’?

An amateur poet Francis Scott Key wrote ‘The Star Spangled Banner’ on 14 September 1814.

 

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

 

10. How were the 13 stars arranged on the original American Flag?

The 13 stars were arranged in a circle shape

 

11. Which state was the first to make the 4th of July an official state holiday?

Massachusetts, in 1781

 

12. Who was the first President after Independence?

 

13. What type of eating contest is held each year in New York on the 4th of July?

 

14. What do the colors of the National Flag indicate?

White: innocence and purity, red: valor, and blue: vigilance and justice

 

15. What is the location of the nation’s oldest Fourth of July parade?

Bristol, Rhode Island

 

16. How many hot dogs do Americans eat on the 4th of July?

155 million

 

17. In which year was July 4 established as a national holiday?

In 1870

 

18. What was the total number of people who signed the Declaration of Independence?

56 People

 

19. 1/3rd of all hot dogs produced in the US comes from which state?

Lowa

 

20. Who gave the Statue of Liberty to the United States?

France

 

21. What is the current record for most hot dogs eaten in 10 minutes?

68

 

22. In which year was Independence Day declared a paid holiday for federal employees?

In the year 1938

 

23. What were the ages of the youngest and the oldest signers?

26 and 70 yrs old respectively

 

24. Who has the largest signature on the Declaration of Independence?

John Hancock

 

25. What was The Statue of Liberty’s official name?

Liberty Enlightening the World

 

26. Who made the first American flag?

Betsy Ross

 

27. In the coming year 2021, America will have been independent for how many years?

285 years

 

28. Which Beach has fireworks for the 4th of July?

San Clemente Pier

 

29. Since 1976, which store has sponsored New York’s July 4th annual fireworks display?

Macy’s Store

 

30. Why was the Boston Tea Party’s tea shipment ruined?

Due to Protest against British

 

31. On average, how many fireworks are used on the 4th of July?

14,000 firework displays

 

32. How did The Fourth of July Hot Dog Contest begin?

It is said that four immigrants argued about who was more patriotic. They later concluded that whoever eats the most hotdogs is the most patriotic person and that is how the contest began.

 

33. What do fireworks symbolize?

Happiness and celebration + news of wealth

 

34.  In the year 1960, on July 4, what special event took place?

 

35. Where were the first fireworks invented?

China

 

36. How many times does the Liberty Bell ring every fourth of July?

It is located in Pennsylvania, and it rings 13 times in honor of the 13 original states.

 

37. When were fireworks first used in an official 4th of July celebration?

1777

 

38. Which newspaper printed the Declaration of Independence first?

The Pennsylvania Evening Post

 

39. What was the estimated population of the United States on July 4, 1776?

2.5 million people

 

40. How much money is spent on fireworks for the 4th of July?

$6oo million

 

41. What kind of tradition is followed in New England as a part of the celebration?

Eating salmon fish

 

42. On July 4th, which classic children’s book was published?

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

 

43. How many tons of fireworks were lit on the 4th of July 2017?

2oo Million lbs

 

44. Who predicted the iconic tradition of fireworks?

John Adams

 

45. Who is the author of the Pledge of Allegiance?

Francis Bellamy

 

46. Which patriotic song was originally created to mock American soldiers?

Yankee Doodle

 

47. During the first fourth of July, what was the color of fireworks used for celebrations?

Orange

 

48. During World War II, where did the Declaration of Independence get stored?

 

49. How many places in the US are named Independence?

26

 

50. How did George Washington celebrate the fourth of July?

He ordered drinks for soldiers as part of the celebrations

 

51. Which country declared independence from the United States on July 4, 1960?

Philippines

 

52. How old is America turning on 4th July 2022?

246

 

53. What code does wearing the American flag violate?

The U.S. Flag Code

 

54. Why did baseball become America’s most popular game?

The game had been popular with American soldiers since Revolutionary War

 

55. How many tons of fireworks were used above the Washington monument on the 200th Freedom Anniversary?

Around 33 tons

 

56. How much money is spent on chips for the 4th of July?

$92 million

 

57. What Were The Dunlap Broadsides?

The first printed copies of the Declaration of Independence.

 

58. Most American Flags Are Made In Which Country?

China

 

59. How Many Cases Of Beer Are Sold On 4th Of July Weekend Each Year?

Nearly 70 Million

 

60. Who Played The Role Of Captain Steven Hiller In The 1996 Movie, Independence Day?

Will Smith

 

61. Which Bird Did Benjamin Franklin Propose Should Be The National Bird?

Turkey

 

62. What Accounts For The Most Fireworks-Related Injuries Every 4th Of July?

Sparklers and Firecrackers

 

63. A Salute Of One Gun For Each State In The United States Is Called?

A salute to the union.

 

64. Fourth Of July Celebrations Increased Heavily In The U.S. After What War?

1812

 

65. It takes about 6 barges to hold all the fireworks launched during the Macy’s fireworks display in New York City. True or False?

True

 

66. Who played the role of Ron Kovic in the 1989 movie Born on the Fourth of July?

Tom Cruise

 

67. What is the most popular way Americans celebrate the 4th of July?

Barbecue picnic

 

68. Where is the Liberty Bell currently located?

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 

69. What have historians long-disputed?

Whether members of Congress signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4.

 

70. Across the Atlantic Ocean, ambassadors John Adams and Benjamin Franklin did what?

They held a dinner for their fellow Americans in Paris , France.

 

71. In 1783, Salem, North Carolina held a celebration with a challenging what?

Music program assembled by Johann Friedrich Peter entitled The Psalm of Joy.

 

72. Similar to other summer-themed events, Independence Day celebrations often take place where?

Outdoors

 

73. Local and regional weather conditions may dictate what?

Sale or use of fireworks

 

74. Congress debated and revised the wording of the Declaration, finally approving it when?

Two days later on July 4

 

75. Independence Day fireworks are often accompanied by what?

Patriotic songs

 

76. A salute of one gun for each state in the United States, called a “salute to the union,” is fired on Independence Day at noon by whom?

Any capable military base

 

77. Why is the first week of July typically one of the busiest United States travel periods of the year?

A three-day holiday weekend for extended vacation trips.

 

78. Held since 1785, the Bristol Fourth of July Parade in Bristol, Rhode Island, is what?

The oldest continuous Independence Day celebration in the United States.

 

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