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American Flag Trivia

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1.On what date did the continental congress first recognize the Stars and Stripes as the official flag of the United States of America?

2.True or false? The American flag has always had 13 stripes.

3.When new states are added to the union a new star gets added to the American flag. The addition of a new star always occurs on the same date, by law. On what day of the year are new stars always, added?

4.What was the last state admitted to the union?

5.The current flag of the United States has 13 stripes and 50 stars. How many versions of the Stars and Stripes came before it?

6.When is flag day in the United States?

7.True or false, May 1 st is a legal holiday in the United States, called “Loyalty Day”.

8.True or false: The pledge of allegiance was written by Francis Scott Key?

9.True or False? The pledge of allegiance has always included the words “under God”.

10.Name three nicknames for the American flag.

11.True or false – it is illegal to burn the American flag.

12.Over which fort, did the original star spangled banner, immortalized by Francis Scott Key, fly?

13.True or false: No one knows what became of the original stars and stripes that inspired Francis Scott Key to write “The Star Spangled Banner”.

14.True or False: Most of the flags currently sold at US retailers are not the official size and specifications set forth by the congress of the United States.

15.True or false: the designer of the current 50 star flag was a high school student.

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American Flag Trivia - Answers

  1. On what date did the continental congress first recognize the Stars and Stripes as the official flag of the United States of America? June 14, 1777
  2. True or false? The American flag has always had 13 stripes. False. At one time (from 1795 to 1818), the American flag had 15 stripes.
  3. When new states are added to the union a new star gets added to the American flag. The addition of a new star always occurs on the same date, by law. On what day of the year are new stars always, added? July 4th
  4. What was the last state admitted to the union? Hawaii, in 1959
  5. The current flag of the United States has 13 stripes and 50 stars. How many versions of the Stars and Stripes came before it? 26
  6. When is flag day in the United States? June, 14
  7. True or false, May 1st is a legal holiday in the United States, called “Loyalty Day”. True. It is an official holiday, though not a government holiday.
  8. True or false: The pledge of allegiance was written by Francis Scott Key? False. It was written by Francis Bellamy. Key wrote “The Star Spangled Banner”
  9. True or False? The pledge of allegiance has always included the words “under God”. False. This wording was added on flag day, 1954.
  10. Name three nicknames for the American flag. Old Glory, The Star Spangled Banner, The Stars and Stripes
  11. True or false – it is illegal to burn the American flag. False. Burning the flag in a dignified manner is the preferred method for retiring it.
  12. Over which fort, did the original star spangled banner, immortalized by Francis Scott Key, fly? Fort McHenry
  13. True or false: No one knows what became of the original stars and stripes that inspired Francis Scott Key to write “The Star Spangled Banner”. False, you can see it today at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C.
  14. True or False: Most of the flags currently sold at US retailers are not the official size and specifications set forth by the flag code of the United States. True. The official dimensions feature a 1:1.9 height to width ratio. Whereas most flags sold to the public are in sizes that do not conform to this ratio, such as 2’x3’ 3’x5’ and 4’x6’.
  15. True or false: the designer of the current 50 star flag was a high school student. True, the current 50 star design was created by Robert G. Heft, who was a 17 year old high school student when he designed it.