Quiz: How much do you know about the Fourth of July?
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How much do you know about the Fourth of July?
By: John Miller
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About This Quiz

The Fourth of July is one of the most-recognized American holidays. Americans joyously blast fireworks and eat prodigious amounts of grilled foods. How much do you know about Independence Day?

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In America, the Fourth of July is a celebration of what event?
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The Fourth is noted by the food industry due to the huge numbers of ______ that Americans eat on this day.
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The Fourth of July is also known as _______.
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Americans started celebrating the Fourth as early as 1777. But the government didn't officially recognize the holiday until what year?
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In 1776, to celebrate the day, there were public readings across the land. What did people read?
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In the early years of the holiday, New Englanders spent the entire day building what object?
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The famous Liberty Bell hasn't been rung in celebration of Independence Day since 1846. Why?
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Which city is noted for its gigantic Independence Day fireworks display?
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Fireworks are one of the most famous ways that Americans celebrate the Fourth. How many Americans die (on average) each year due to fireworks-related injuries?
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Where was the Liberty Bell manufactured?
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When did Congress declare Independence Day a paid federal holiday?
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True or false, were the words of the song "Yankee Doodle" meant to mock Americans in the years before the Revolution?
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Former President John Adams wanted Independence Day on July 2 instead of July 4. Much later, on what day of the year did John Adams die?
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How did Adams respond to the fact that people celebrated the adoption of the Declaration on the 4th instead of the 2nd?
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One famous Fourth of July tradition is the Nathan's Hot Dog eating contest on Coney Island. Contestants have 10 minutes to eat as many hot dogs (including buns) as possible. What's the current record?
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On the Fourth, military bases around the country perform a "salute to the Union," in which they do what?
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How many U.S. states ban the use of ALL fireworks?
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On July 4, 1778, as war still raged, how did George Washington help his soldiers celebrate the Fourth of July?
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Bristol, Rhode Island, is home to one of the longest-running Fourth of July celebrations. The city is known for its ______.
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The Fourth of July is the most American of holidays. Who is the only U.S. president ever born on the Fourth of July?
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Americans will spend about $1 billion on which product during the Fourth of July?
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From a statistics perspective, what activity is even more dangerous than usual on the Fourth?
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Which famous politically-relevant person was born on the Fourth of July?
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Most historians now believe that the Declaration of Independence wasn't actually signed on July 4. When was it really signed?
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About one-third of all hot dogs consumed on the Fourth of July come from where?
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The Philippines also celebrates on the Fourth of July, recognizing its independence from which nation?
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How do American current consumer fireworks sales compare with sales from 15 years ago?
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In the past 40 years, fireworks sales have skyrocketed. Why are fireworks-related injuries dropping?
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In 1884, miners in Swan City, Colorado, were mad that they hadn't received any fireworks to celebrate the Fourth. So what did they do instead?
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