It’s time for some July 4th trivia

Get into the patriotic spirit, take our quiz, and then wow, your friends with your knowledge of July Fourth trivia. (answers provided at the end)

  1. What day did the Continental Congress vote in favor of independence from Great Britain?
    July 4, 1776
    August 2, 1776
    July 2, 1776
    June 11, 1776
  2. What day did Congress adopt the Declaration of Independence?
    July 8, 1776
    July 4, 1776
    July 19, 1776
    August 2, 1776
  3. How many people signed the Declaration of Independence?
  4. Only two individuals signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, John Hancock was the first person to sign, who was the second?
    Charles Thompson
    Benjamin Franklin
    George Washington
    Thomas Jenifer
  5. What are the first words of the Declaration of Independence?
    We hold these truths to be self-evident …
    The history of the present King of Great Britain …
    Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies …
    When in the course of human events …
  6. Independence Day fell on a Sunday, so it was once celebrated on Monday, July 5 in what year?
  7. There are some copies of the Declaration of Independence with a woman’s signature on it, who was it?
    Abigail Adams
    Martha Washington
    Sarah Franklin Bache
    Mary Katherine Goddard
  8. What year did Nathan’s Famous 4th of July hot dog eating contest begin?
  9. How many people lived in America on July 4, 1776?
    1.25 million
    2.5 million
    5 million
  10. Independence Day was first celebrated in what city?
    Washington, DC
    New York City
  11. Who was the oldest person to sign the Declaration of Independence?
    Alexander Hamilton
    Benjamin Franklin
    William Blount
    Edward Rutledge
  12. Only one U.S. president was born on July 4, who was it?
    Thomas Jefferson
    Calvin Coolidge
    Jimmy Carter
    William McKinley
  13. What U.S. president or presidents died on July 4th
    Woodrow Wilson
    Franklin D. Roosevelt
    Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and James Monroe
    Thomas Jefferson and Theodore Roosevelt

Sources: The History Channel and Parade Magazine.


  1. July 2, 1776
  2. July 4, 1776
  3. 56
  4. Charles Thompson
  5. When in the course of human events …
  6. 1779
  7. Mary Katherine was not an official signer but the printer and publisher added her name after she was hired by Congress to print copies on the Declaration of Independence
  8. 1916
  9. 2.5 million
  10. Philadelphia
  11. Benjamin Franklin
  12. Calvin Coolidge
  13. Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and James Monroe (Jefferson and Adams both died in 1826 and Monroe died in 1831)

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