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United States Declaration of Independence: Quiz


Question 1: ________ and George Wythe were in Virginia during July and August, but returned to Congress and signed the Declaration probably in September and October, respectively.
James BarbourRichard Henry LeeLittleton Waller TazewellJohn Tyler

Question 2: The tie in the Delaware delegation was broken by the timely arrival of ________, who voted for independence.
Caesar RodneyBenjamin FranklinJohn HancockThomas McKean

Question 3: Armitage argued that the Declaration was the first in a new genre of ________ that announced the creation of new states.
Bosnia and HerzegovinaDeclaration of independenceSerbiaCyprus

Question 4: In 1921, custody of the Declaration, along with the United States Constitution, was transferred from the State Department to the ________.
United States House of RepresentativesUnited States CapitolUnited States CongressLibrary of Congress

Question 5: The Declaration's relationship to slavery was taken up in 1854 by ________, a little-known former Congressman who idolized the Founding Fathers.
Abraham LincolnGerald FordAndrew JohnsonUlysses S. Grant

Question 6: It is also an assertion of what is known as the "________": that is, people have certain rights, and when a government violates these rights, the people have the right to "alter or abolish" that government.
Political philosophyConstitutionUnited States Declaration of IndependenceRight of revolution

Question 7: Whether first signed on July 4 or August 2, it was probably handwritten by clerk ________, and given the title of "The unanimous declaration of the thirteen United States of America".
American RevolutionTimothy MatlackBenjamin FranklinAmerican Revolutionary War

Question 8:
Who wrote United States Declaration of Independence?
Thomas Jefferson et al.
Barry Devlin et al.
Klarmann/Weber, La Toya Jackson, Jack Gordon, et al.
Hideki Sonoda et al.

Question 9: By the time the Declaration of Independence was adopted in July 1776, the ________ and Great Britain had been at war for more than a year.
Thirteen ColoniesNew EnglandAmerican Civil WarUnited States

Question 10: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that ________, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
Abraham LincolnAll men are created equalNatural and legal rightsUnited States


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