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OKC 4TH of July Quiz


For the most Oklahoma City July 4th celebrants, the period between the last barbecued hot dog and the first firework (even if it’s only on TV) can drag on so long that it threatens the festivities.

Times like these may not quite try men’s (or Moms’) souls, but they do cry out for creative diversions like word games, foam football tosses, or—in extreme cases—trivia. As a public service for those in need of sparking Independence Day trivia, here are Oklahoma City July 4th trivia I present in the form of six quiz questions. Warning: the answers may be stranger than you think:

  1. When was the first July 4th celebration in the White House?

  2. 1776

  3. 1781

  4. 1801

  5. 1866

  6. Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence on

  7. July 5

  8. a Tuesday

  9. a birchbark canoe frame

  10. a laptop

  11. The percentage of imported U.S. flags that come from China is

  12. 99%

  13. About 50%

  14. Less than 10%

  15. 87.5%

  16. The Star-Spangled Banner’s “bombs bursting in air” burst in which war?

  17. Boer War

  18. American Revolution

  19. Civil War

  20. War of 1812

  21. The number of people living in the U.S. in 1776 was

  22. 750,000

  23. 6 million

  24. 25 million

  25. 2.5 million

  26. Two other places which celebrate their country’s liberation on July 4th are

  27. Canada and Mexico

  28. Canada and Mozambique

  29. Canada and Bermuda

  30. Rwanda and the Philippines

ANSWERS (don’t peek early):

The answers are all d’s, with the explanation for 2-d) Jefferson drafted the Declaration on a “writing slope”—a foldable wooden writing compartment that fit atop his lap. For less controversial answers to all your Oklahoma City real estate questions, call me!

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