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  1.   What is a colony?

  2.   Why did the American colonies declare their independence from England?

  3.   When was the Declaration of Independence signed?

  4.   Who signed the Declaration of Independence?

  5.   How many Patriots signed the Declaration of Independence?

  6.   Can you name five Patriots who signed the Declaration of Independence?

  7.   What did it mean to sign the Declaration of Independence?

  8.   Name all of the 13 original colonies that formed United States

        and were represented on the first flag of the United States.

  9.   Why did the new nation - the  13 United States of America - need the new flag?

10.   How an Oneida Indian Mr. Thomas Green Prodded  Congress to Adopt the Stars and Stripes?

11.   Who was a leader of the Continental Army that won America’s Independence from England?

12.   What American leader was, “First in war, first in peace, first in the heart’s of his countryman?

13.   Why are there stars on our flag?

14.  What shape are the stars on the American flag?

15.  What does the American Star symbolize?

16.  Did the number of stars ever change on the American Flag?

17.  How many points does the American Star have?

18.  How many American stars are placed on our flag?

19.  How many stars does an American flag have today?

20.  Why were the stars placed in a circle on the first flag of Independent Nation?

21.  How many stars were on our first flag?

22.  Who designed the first flag?

23.  Who was Francis Hopkinson?

24.  Who was Betsy Ross?

25.  What is the arrangement of the stars on our present flag?

26.  What is the arrangement of the stars called?

27.  Why did ”The Star-Spangled Banner” have 15 stars?

28.  Who designed the 50-Star arrangement on the present flag constellation?

29.  How many changes occurred in the number of the stars on our American Flag?

30.  What American flag had 15 stars in it’s constellation?

31.  Is there any difference in the number of the stars between Betsy Ross’s flag and Francis Hopkinson’s flag?

32.  Is there any difference between the Betsy Ross flag and Francis Hopkinson’s flag?

33.  In October, 1777, Alfred B. Street witnessed our American flag at the surrender of the Burgoyne at Saratoga. 

       He noticed a great symbolism of the first flag of the new nation. Who is credited to make this flag with stars placed in a circle?

34.  Can you finish this sentence: Stars on the American flag symbolize the individual __________.

35.  Can you finish this sentence: There is one star for each state of the ___________.

36.  Can you finish this sentence: Today’s flag has 50 stars, for the 50 states in the ______________.

37.  Can you finish this sentence: The American flag consists of two patterns: pattern of the stars and pattern of the _________.

38.  Why are there stripes on our flag?

39.  How many stripes does our present American flag consists of?

40.  Did the number of stripes ever change on the American flag?

41.  What  is the proper position of the stripes on our flag?

42.  Who decided on the number of stripes on our flag?

43.  Why are red and white stripes on the American flag?

44.  Did the American flag ever have more than 15 stripes?

45. Why does “The Star-Spangled Banner” have 15 stripes?

46. How many changes occurred in the number of the stripes on the American flag?

47.  What did the first flag of George Washington’s Independent nation look like?

48. How did the first flag of the Independent nation come to be?

49.  What is the meaning of the blue color on American flag?

50.  What is the meaning of red color on American flag?

51.  What is the meaning of white color on American flag?

52.  Who wrote first about the meaning of the blue color on our Great Seal?

53.  Who wrote first about the meaning of the red color on our Great Seal?

54.  Who wrote first about the meaning of the white color on our Great Seal?

55.  What is the name of the Blue Field that contains the stars on our flag?

56.  What is the definition on “Constellation” on our flag?

57.  What is the definition of  “Union” on our flag?58.  What is a “Staff”?

59.  What is the  other name for “Mast?”

60.  What is the length of the flag called?

61. What is the width of the flag called?

62.  What are the “Flag Terms?”

63.  How many flag terms are there ?

64.  Name three flag terms.

65.  How many stars and stripes are on the first flag from 1776?

66.  Who is credited for making the first flag of the United States?

67.  Who is credited for sewing the first flag of the United States?

68.  How did the Betsy Ross flag look like?

69.  How many stars were placed in a circle on the Betsy Ross flag?

70.  Regarding the legend, who visited Betsy Ross at her seamstress shop in 1776, and asked to make a flag?

71.  What other names for the American Flag do you know?

72.  Who called our flag the “Star-Spangled Banner”?

73.  How many stars did “The Star-Spangled Banner” have?

74.  How many stripes did “The Star-Spangled Banner” have?

75.  Who was Francis Scott Key?

76. What was Francis Scott Key doing on the British ship, the HSM “Hebrus” on September 13-14 1812.

77. What is the name of Francis Scott Key’s poem about the bombardment of Fort Mc Henry

78. What does our national anthem have to do with Major Armistead’s 30 feet x 42 feet flag at Fort McHenry?

79.    Who wrote the music for the American Anthem?

80.    Who wrote the lyrics to American Anthem?

81.    How many official flags did the United States have at the time of the signing of the Declaration of  Independence?

82.    In what year did the state of Delaware join Union?

83.    In what year did the state of Maryland join Union?

84.    In what year did the state of Colorado join Union?

85.    Which is the 13th state to join the Union?

86.    Which is the last state to join the Union?

87.    Which is the 4th state to join the Union?

88.    Which is the 21st state to join the Union?

89.    What is the abbreviation for Alaska?

90.    What is the abbreviation for Hawaii?

91.    What is the abbreviation for Texas?

92.    What is the abbreviation for South Dakota?

93.    Which state joined the Union first: Pennsylvania or Vermont?

94.    Which state joined the Union first: Illinois or Kentucky?

95.    Which state joined the Union first: Utah or Wyoming?

96.    Which state joined the Union first: Washington or Florida?

97.    Which president gave an Executive Order on August 21, 1959 providing for the arrangement of the stars?

98.    When did the Second Continental Congress pass the Flag Resolution?

99.    Who first came up for an idea for a Flag Day?

100.    What day is Flag Day observed?

101.    Why the Escutcheon is born on the breast of an American Eagle without any other supporters?

102.    What was the Resolution on June14, 1777, by second Continental Congress about?

103.    What did the Flag Resolution of June 14, 1777 not specify about the stars and constellation?

104.    What executive order established a star position (a single point of each star to be upward)?

105.    At the turn of the Century, 16 States were represented by the flag of 15 stars and 15 stars. Which states were they?

106.    What did the Executive Order of June 24, 1912, establish?

107.    What is the abbreviation of the state, which was named after our first President?

108.    What state was named after the first president of United States?

109.    Can you complete this sentence “You need a flag to wage war, but a ___________ to forge peace”?

110.    What is a coat of arms?

111.    What is the name of our nations’s coat of Arms?

112.    Why was the symbol of the newly Independent Nation-the 13 United States of America needed?

113.    Who participated in creating a design of the Great Seal?

114.    How many committees worked on design of the Great Seal?

115.    Name 4 from 14 people who participated in creating a design of the Great Seal.

116.    What year was the design of the Great Seal accepted?

117.    Who accepted the design of the Great Seal?

118.    What is full, official name of our country coat of arms.

119.    Which American president asked for both sides of the Great Seal to be reproduced
           on the reverse side of one dollar bill?

120.    What is the Great Seal of the United States used for?

121.    How many different symbols are presented on the Great Seal?

122.    Name 10 important symbols from our Great Seal?

123.    How many different mottoes are presented on the Great Seal?

124.    Tell one motto from the Great Seal.

125.    One of the members of the First Committee 1776 working on a design of the Great Seal

           preferred wild turkey over the native American Bald Eagle for a symbol of our nation. Who was he?

126.    How many sides does the Great Seal have?

127.    What is the other name for the Great Seal’s reverse?

128.    What is the “Main Side” of the Great Seal?

129.    What is the other name for the Great Seal’s “Main Side”?

130.    Why it is easy to remember what day and what year the work for the design of the Great Seal had begun?

131.    Which side of the Great Seal is used to seal documents?

132.    Who is the custodian of the Great Seal?

133.    Who can use the Great Seal?

134.    To whom does the Great Seal belongs?

135.    What is the secret pattern of the number “13” on the Great Seal of United States?

136.    In what language are the mottoes written on the Great Seal?

137.    How does the Great Seal look like?

138.    What does MDCCLXXVI stand on the Great Seal?

139.    What is a dominant symbol on the obverse?

140.    What is a dominant symbol on the reverse?

141.    What does “obverse” of the Great Seal mean?

142.    What does “reverse” of the Great Seal mean?

143.    What is the other name for “reverse” of the Great Seal?

144.    Who decided to use an image of the native bald eagle as a national symbol?

145.    What is the center piece of the Great Seal’s obverse?

146.    Why is the reverse of the Great Seal called “the spiritual side”?

147.    What did “Bald” mean in colonial times?

148.    Why was the Bald Eagle chosen for a national symbol?

149.    On what side of the Great Seal is the Bald Eagle featured?

150.    What is the Great Seal Constellation?

151.    Where is a Constellation placed on the Great Seal?

152.    How many stars does the Great Seal’s Constellation consists of?

153.    Is the Bald Eagle hairless or does it have a white plumage?

154.    What is the Eye of Providence?

155.    Where is the Eye of Providence on the Great Seal?

156.    What is the meaning of the Eye of Providence on the spiritual side of the Great Seal?

157.    Why are there 13 stars in the Great Seal’s Constellation?

158.    How many Committees did it take to create the design for the Great Seal?

159.    How many mottoes are placed on reverse on the Great Seal?

160.    In what language are the mottoes written on our Great Seal?

161.    What does “Annuit Coeptis” mean?

162.    What does “Novus Ordo Seclorum” mean?

163.    What does the word “E Pluribus Unum” written on the ribbon and grasped by the eagle mean?

164.    What is the most prominent feature on the obverse of the Great Seal?

165.    What is escutcheon?

166.    Which of the Great Seal signifies the beginning of the new American era in 1776?

167.    What is the National Bird of the United States?

168.    Where is the number “1776” written on the Great Seal?

169.    Why is the number “1776” written on the Great Seal?

170.    What is written in roman numeral on the Great Seal?

171.    What is written in Latin language on the Great Seal?

171.    Who was Charles Thompson?

172.    Who wrote the official explanation for all individual elements that make up the Great Seal?

173.    Who defined symbolism of the colors on the Great Seal?

174.    What is the symbol of strength and duration on the Great Seal?

175.    Where is the symbol of strength and duration placed on the Great Seal?

176.    Why are there 13 steps in the Pyramid?

177.    Why is there an unfinished Pyramid on our Great Seal?

178.    What is the meaning of white, red and blue color on our Great Seal?

179.    Where it is explained, why they are white, red and blue colors on the Great Seal?

180.    What is the difference in positioning of the stripes on flag and the Great Seal?

181.    What is the talon?

182.    What does the motto “E Pluribus Unum” refer to?

183.    What are the colors of the pales on the Great Seal?

184.    What is the meaning of the unsupported shield on the Great Seal?

185.    What is the meaning of the shield making up the 13 pales on our Great Seal?

186.    Why does the Bald Eagle carries the Olive Branch?

187.    How many berries does the Olive Branch have?

188.    Why are the 13 stripes on the shield white and red?

189.    What is a chief on the Great Seal?

190.    Why does the Bald Eagle hold 13 arrows on the Great Seal?

191.    What do the arrows stand for on the Great Seal?

192.    What symbol placed without any support denotes that the United States of America ought to relay on her own virtue?

193.     What symbol represents Congress and the President on the Great Seal?

194.    Who is the official custodian of the Great Seal today?

195.    Why does the Bald Eagle’s head face the Olive Branch?

196.    What president is responsible for changing the orientation of the Bald Eagle on the Great Seal?

197.    Why does the nation need an anthem?

198.    What is the name of our National Anthem?

199.    Why does the nation need a flag?

200.    What are the names for our American Flag?

201.    Why does the nation need a seal?

202.    What is the official name for our nation’s coat of arms?

203.    Why the newly independent nation - United States were in need of symbol / emblem, Coat of Arms from

           the first day it declared independence?

204.    How many official national flags did United States have on a day of July 4th, 1776,
           when the Declaration of Independence was signed?