Declaration of Independence

How much do you know about America's earliest days of independence?

Quiz

How much do you know about America's earliest days of independence?

1. Which of the following colonial leaders was NOT on the committee that drafted the Declaration of Independence?

  • Thomas Jefferson
  • John Adams
  • John Hancock
  • Benjamin Franklin

2. Where did Thomas Jefferson write the first draft of the Declaration of Independence?

  • Pennsylvania
  • Delaware
  • New York
  • Virginia

3. Which newspaper was the first to print the Declaration of Independence?

  • Pennsylvania Evening Post
  • New York Times
  • Massachusetts Centinel
  • Boston Gazette

4. Who wrote Common Sense, the pamphlet that influenced Thomas Jefferson as he wrote the Declaration of Independence?

  • Thomas Paine
  • John Locke
  • Alexander Hamilton
  • George Washington

6. Prior to the American Revolution, the British Parliament passed several acts that imposed taxes on American colonists and limited their freedom. Which was NOT one of those acts?

7. How many men signed the Declaration of Independence?

8. Two men who signed the Declaration of Independence went on to become President. Who were they?

  • George Washington and John Quincy Adams
  • John Adams and Thomas Jefferson
  • Samuel Adams and John Adams
  • James Madison and James Monroe

9. What event took place to celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence?

  • An effigy of King George III was burned
  • A cannon was shot from Independence Hall
  • The signers of the Declaration of Independence danced in the streets
  • The Liberty Bell was rung

10. What signer of the Declaration currently appears on a U.S. coin?

  • Samuel Adams
  • John Adams
  • John Hancock
  • Thomas Jefferson

Your Results:

1. Which of the following colonial leaders was NOT on the committee that drafted the Declaration of Independence?
John Hancock

2. Where did Thomas Jefferson write the first draft of the Declaration of Independence?
Pennsylvania

3. Which newspaper was the first to print the Declaration of Independence?
Pennsylvania Evening Post

4. Who wrote Common Sense, the pamphlet that influenced Thomas Jefferson as he wrote the Declaration of Independence?
Thomas Paine

5. Which was NOT one of the 13 colonies?
Ohio

6. Prior to the American Revolution, the British Parliament passed several acts that imposed taxes on American colonists and limited their freedom. Which was NOT one of those acts?
Act of Union

7. How many men signed the Declaration of Independence?
56

8. Two men who signed the Declaration of Independence went on to become President. Who were they?
John Adams and Thomas Jefferson

9. What event took place to celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence?
The Liberty Bell was rung

10. What signer of the Declaration currently appears on a U.S. coin?
Thomas Jefferson

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