Friday, July 1, 2016

How Much Do You Know About America's Birthday?

A long weekend is upon us and it's time to celebrate the birth of America! To get you in the 4th of July Spirit, Summerset Inn Resort has come up with some fun facts about the holiday and America's history. Test your knowledge of Independence Day with these Trivia questions brought to you by the best family-friendly resort at the Lake of the Ozarks!

4th of July Trivia

1. On what day did most of the signers of the Declaration of Independence actually sign the document? 

A. July 4, 1776
B. August 2, 1776
C. July 3, 1776
D. July 5, 1776

2. In what year did the 4th of July become a legal federal holiday? 

A. 1870
B. 1776
C. 1826
D. 1792

3. Who wrote the Pledge of Allegiance? 

A. Francis Scott Key
B. George M. Cohan
C. Edward Bellamy
D. Frances Bellamy

4. Which president was called the "Father of Our Country"? 

A. John Adams
B. George Washington
C. Thomas Jefferson
D. Benjamin Franklin

5. Who wrote the Star Spangled Banner? 

A. Francis Scott Key
B. Frances Bellamy
C. Katharine Lee Bates
D. John Dickinson

6. How many stripes are on the U.S. flag? 

A. 50
B. 13
C. 26
D. 38

7. Where was the U.S. capital located before it moved to Washington D.C.? 

A. Boston, Massachusetts
B. Richmond, Virginia
C. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
D. New York, New York

8. In what city is the Liberty Bell located? 

A. Washington, D.C.
B. New York, New York
C. Boston, Massachusetts
D. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

9. Who was the first person to sign the Declaration of Independence? 

A. Thomas Jefferson
B. John Hancock
C. Benjamin Franklin
D. John Adams

10. Who was the primary author of the Declaration of Independence? 

A. Thomas Jefferson
B. John Adams
C. Benjamin Franklin
D. John Hancock

11. Who do historians believe sewed the first official American flag? 

A. Abigail Adams
B. Martha Washington
C. Lucy Knox
D. Betsy Ross

12. How many people initially signed the Declaration of Independence? 

A. 13
B. 27
C. 56
D. 42


1. B - August 2, 1776
2. A - 1870
3. D - Frances Bellamy
4. B - George Washington
5. A - Francis Scott Key
6. B - 13
7. C - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
8. D - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
9. B - John Hancock
10. A - Thomas Jefferson
11. D - Betsy Ross
12. C - 56

Happy 4th of July weekend from your favorite waterfront resort at the Lake of the Ozarks! Summerset Inn Resort is centrally located in the "Heart" of the Lake area, beautiful Osage Beach, MO. While staying here you're only a short distance from a variety of fine restaurants, golf courses, shopping, caves, amusements, night-time entertainment and activities for children. 

Summerset Inn Resort & Villas
1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065

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