American Flag Quiz | How Much Do You Know About Old Glory?

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1. The first official American flag (the Betsy Ross flag) had:

  • 13 stars and 13 stripes
  • 13 stripes and the words “Don’t Tread on Me”
  • British Union Jack on the top left corner

2. There are 50 stars on the American flag, what do they stand for?

  • Members of the Senate
  • Signers of the Declaration of Independence
  • For each United States President
  • For each state in the Union

3. When is the last time the American flag added a new star:

  • 1940
  • 1950
  • 1960
  • 1970

4. What does the color red represent?

  • Justice and Freedom
  • Vigilance
  • Innocence
  • Blood, war and courage

5. What does the color blue represent?

  • Perseverance
  • Justice and freedom
  • Sacrifice
  • Purity

6. What does the color white represent?

  • Purity
  • Perseverance
  • Courage
  • Justice and freedom

7. How many times has the flag been changed?

  • 27
  • 45
  • 18
  • 32

8. What is celebrated each year on June 14?

  • Memorial Day
  • Flag Day
  • Veterans Day
  • Independence Day

9. Which are nicknames for the American flag?

  • Stars and Stripes
  • Old Glory
  • Star Spangled Banner
  • All of the above

10. Who wrote the national anthem?

  • Benjamin Franklin
  • Betsy Ross
  • Francis Scott Key
  • George Washington

American Flag Quiz Answers

1. A – 13 stars and 13 stripes

2. D – For each state in the Union

3. C – 1960

4. D – Blood, war and courage

5. B – Justice and freedom

6. A – Purity

7. A – 27

8. B – Flag Day

9. D – All of the above

10. C – Francis Scott Key

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