Test your July 4th knowledge

On July 4th, we will officially celebrate our nation’s 246th birthday. And since we’re fond of trivia at the P&A office, we thought it appropriate to offer up these fun and informative 4th of July themed trivia questions.

1) How many hot dogs will Americans consume this July 4th weekend?
a) 50 million
b) 75 million
c) 110 million
d) 150 million

2) What percentage of these hot dogs eaten will be done so by Los Angeles residents?
a) 8%
b) 16%
c) 20%
d) 24%

3) Name the two Declaration of Independence signers who actually signed on July 4, 1776.
a) John Hancock & Charles Thompson
b) Samuel Adams & William Williams
c) John Adams & Thomas Jefferson
d) Thomas Jefferson & Ben Franklin

4) Who was the oldest signer of the Declaration of Independence?
a) Benjamin Franklin
b) George Washington
c) Samuel Adams
d) Stephen Hopkins

5) True or False: Thomas Jefferson used a laptop to draft the Declaration of Independence.

6) How many fireworks-related injuries that required trips to the ER were there in 2020?
a) 6,400
b) 8,800
c) 11,200
d) 15,600

7) Name the two signers of the Declaration of Independence who died on the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration.
a) Thomas Jefferson & Samuel Adams
b) John Adams & Samuel Adams
c) John Adams & Thomas Jefferson
d) Benjamin Franklin & William Williams

8) In what year was the 4th of July deemed a federal holiday?
a) 1831
b) 1856
c) 1870
d) 1876

9) Roughly how much do Americans spend on fireworks each year?
a) $500 million
b) $1 billion
c) $2 billion
d) $4 billion

10) How many people lived in the United States in 1776?
a) 1.5 million
b) 2.5 million
c) 5.5 million
d) 8.5 million

11) Bonus question: How tall is the One World Trade Center building in New York City?





1) D
2) C
3) A
4) A
5) True. Tom drafted the Declaration on a writing desk that could fit over one’s lap, which was referred to as a laptop.
6) D
7) C
8) C
9) B
10) B
11) 1,776 feet


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