Fourth of July trivia quiz

So, you think you know all about the Declaration of Independence and the way we celebrate it? Test your Fourth of July IQ with our 20 multiple choice questions. Check Sunday's @issue section for the answers. Here goes:

On what day did the Continental Congress vote in favor of the Declaration of Independence?

How many states ban all consumer fireworks?

From which English king was independence declared?

Which state had the most delegates sign the Declaration of Independence?

Which of the following delegates to the Constitutional Convention was not from New Jersey?

In what year did July 4 become a federal holiday?

What year did Nathan’s annual Fourth of July hot dog eating contest begin?

About how many people were living in the colonies in July 1776?

In what year was the last new star added to the American flag?

What do the colors red, white, and blue stand for?

Which of the following European powers did not fight on the side of the colonists in the Revolutionary War?

Which one of the following is not one of the 13 original colonies?

Which three presidents died on the Fourth of July?

What Major League pitcher threw a no hitter on the Fourth of July?

The Declaration of Independence begins with what words:

Thomas Jefferson was the main author of the Declaration of Independence. To whom did he give the first draft for revisions?

When did Britain recognize America as a free country?

Who was the president of the Second Continental Congress, which declared independence and approved the Declaration?

What year was the Macy’s Fireworks display first held?

Who was the oldest signatory of the Declaration of Independence?