Barbecues and fireworks aside, how much do we Americans remember about what we are celebrating on the Fourth of July?

Here’s a a short Independence Day quiz you can try out on yourself first, and then use it to test your friends. Americans who get more than one of these wrong should be ashamed of themselves.

Our friends from other countries are invited to play, but they won’t be punished for wrong answers.

1.Name the 13  colonies, the original states.

2. Where and when were the first shots of the War of Independence fired.

3 Which state was the 14th state.

4. The Declaration iof Independence as a document was adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776. When did the Continental Congress officially decide on and declare independence?

5. The Declaration lists the injustices that England’s King George inflicted on the colonies.  One injustice included in Thomas Jefferson’s original draft was deleted by vote of other delegates and thus does not appear in the Declaration. What was that deleted section about?

6. Which one of the following founding fathers did NOT sign the Declaration of Independence, and why not?
John Adams, Samuel Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington.

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