Saturday, July 4, 2009

U.S. Declaration of Independence - Random Trivia Questions

As the nation's 233rd birthday is upon us, here are a dozen questions about the document whose signing we are celebrating.

U.S. Declaration of Independence Questions

  • Q1) In what city was the Declaration of Independence drafted?
  • Q2) Who was its main author?
  • Q3) What is the first word?
  • Q4) What is the last word?
  • Q5) What noun appears the most often in the Declaration of Independence?
  • Q6) How many words are in the complete Declaration of Independence (plus or minus 200; bonus point for being within 50)?
  • Q7) How many people signed the Declaration of Independence (plus or minus 10; bonus point for being within 2)?
  • Q8) How many later became U.S. President?
  • Q9) Where is the original copy of the Declaration of Independence kept on display?
  • Q10) In what 2004 movie does Ben Gates steal the Declaration of Independence?
  • Q11) What Tony Award-winning musical includes the signing of the Declaration of Independence?
  • Q12) Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture", a favorite during Fourth of July celebrations, was written in honor of the defense of what city?

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