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Our Forefathers and Mothers

See how much you know about some of the founding figures of the United States of America.

Quiz

See how much you know about some of the founding figures of the United States of America.

1. When Betsy Ross got George Washington's original pencil sketch for the flag, what shapes did he draw in the blue field?

  • Crosses.
  • Six-pointed Stars of David.
  • Circles.
  • Hexagons.
  • Half-moons.

2. In the spring of 1775, Paul Revere took the ride later immortalized in a poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. What were Paul Revere's other achievements?

  • He was commissioned by the Provincial Congress to manufacture gunpowder.
  • He designed and printed the first issue of Continental money.
  • He was a lieutenant colonel in command of Castle Island in Boston Harbor.
  • He founded a manufacturing company still in business today.
  • All of the above.

3. Of the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence, who refused to sign the U.S. Constitution?

  • Benjamin Franklin.
  • William Whipple.
  • Thomas Jefferson.
  • Samuel Adams.
  • John Adams.

4. What is the official translation of "E Pluribus Unum," the Latin phrase which appears on all our coins?

  • Out of Many, One.
  • From Many, One.
  • One Out of Many.
  • One Made Out of Many.
  • There is no "official" translation.

5. Which of the following was NOT one of the original 13 states?

  • Maine.
  • Massachusetts.
  • North Carolina.
  • South Carolina.
  • Georgia.

1. When Betsy Ross got George Washington's original pencil sketch for the flag, what shapes did he draw in the blue field?
Six-pointed Stars of David.

2. In the spring of 1775, Paul Revere took the ride later immortalized in a poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. What were Paul Revere's other achievements?
All of the above.

3. Of the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence, who refused to sign the U.S. Constitution?
Thomas Jefferson.

4. What is the official translation of "E Pluribus Unum," the Latin phrase which appears on all our coins?
There is no "official" translation.

5. Which of the following was NOT one of the original 13 states?
Maine.

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