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Happy 4th of July from Your Friends at GoCertify

How much do you know about the history of the Declaration of Independence of the United States? Celebrate the U.S. observance of Independence Day with another GoCertify holiday quiz!

Jefferson writing declarationToday is Independence Day here in the United States. It's a federal holiday, so the offices of GoCertify are closed until Wednesday. Independence Day commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776. This event energized and crystallized American resistance to British rule, which had already erupted into war on April 18, 1775.

 

We'll return to our regular schedule of operations tomorrow. Until then, why not enjoy this Independence Day-themed quiz about Declaration of Independence, courtesy of our friends at Certification Magazine?

 

1) The Committee of Five commissioned to write the Declaration of Independence included Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, and which two of the following five men: James Madison, Roger Sherman, Alexander Hamilton, Robert Livingston, and Caesar Rodney?

 

2) Who wrote the first draft of the Declaration of Independence?

 

3) Who printed the first copies of Declaration of Independence?

 

4) Where was the Declaration of Independence signed?

 

5) What date was the Declaration of Independence signed?

 

6) When did George Washington sign the Declaration of Independence?

 

7) Who crafted the inkstand used by the signers when affixing their signatures to the Declaration of Independence?

 

8) Who discovered the the clue to the treasure of the Temple of Solomon written in invisible ink on the back of the Declaration of Independence?

 

9) Who engrossed, or transcribed by hand, the copy of the Declaration of Independence that eventually became the signed document still preserved today?

 

10) Where was the Declaration of Independence stored during World War II?

 

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