Flag Day Trivia
1. When did Flag Day become a national holiday?
July 5, 1776, with the unanimous vote of the founding fathers
Nov. 19, 1863, when President Abraham Lincoln delivered his Gettysburg Address
In 1916, when President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed it
Dec. 8, 1941, the day after the Pearl Harbor attack
2. The Star Spangled Banner was written to celebrate the U.S. forces surviving the British attack on:
Independence Hall in Philadelphia
The Capitol building in Washington
Fort McHenry in Baltimore
Fort Pulaski in Savannah
3. Which of the following features of the actual Star Spangled banner flag is not true:
It had 15 stars
It had 15 stripes
The stars were in a circle
It’s now preserved at the Smithsonian Institution
4. The Star Spangled Banner was written during which war?
War of 1812
A British sneak attack
5. The Star Spangled Banner was a poem that soon was attached to a popular drinking song, “Anacreon in Heaven.” Who was Anacreon?
A popular 18th century bourbon
A Greek poet
An Episcopal saint
An 8th century Irish martyr
6. There is no contemporaneous record that Betsy Ross actually made the first U.S. flag. What else do we know about her role?
She knew George Washington
In 1870, her daughter, Rachel Fletcher, testified about Betsy’s primary role
Neither Washington, Jefferson Hamilton or other colonial leaders mentioned Betsy Ross in their journals
All of the above
7. The flag that George Washington took to battle in 1776 was quickly replaced. Why?
The “Don’t Tread on Me” rattlesnake was too frightening
The flag was regarded as too British because it placed a blue Union Jack in its upper left corner
Each colony’s militia had its own banner
Washington saw Betsy Ross’s flag, liked it and ordered it as a replacement
8. Why and when was the American flag first called “Old Glory?”
It was the flag flown by Old Ironsides when it was launched in 1797
It’s a flag manufactured by the Old Glory Distilling Co. of Clarksville, Tenn.
Shipmaster Captain William Driver of Salem, MA called his flag “old Glory” as it first unfurled in 1831, then raised it occasionally from his Nashville, Tenn. home throughout the Civil War
9. What was the 50th star on the flag?
10. What’s the genesis of Uncle Sam?
He was the Revolutionary War caricature for Yankee Doodle
During World War I, Sam Troy shipped meal rations in barrels branded “U.S.” When they arrived, soldiers called them meals from “Uncle Sam”
It was the nickname Yankee soldiers attached to the most common colonial cannon, the 3-pound “galloper”
11. Which of these events actually occurred?
Robert Peary posted the flag on the North Pole in 1909
Barry Bishop planted the flag atop Mt. Everest in 1963
Neil Armstrong planted the flag on the moon in July 1969
All of the above
12. The pledge of allegiance, written by James B. Upham and Francis Bellamy, dates to:
13. When was the phrase “under God” added to the pledge?
July 4, 1876
Jan. 1, 1945
Flag Day, June 14, 1954
July 4, 1976
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