Before your family heads outside to spend the day enjoying Fourth of July festivities, test your child’s knowledge of the Declaration of Independence.
The following quiz, excerpted from Kenneth C. Davis’s book Don’t Know Much About Anything, will teach your family about some fascinating people and facts tied to this important document in America’s history. You’ll discover the real date that the Continental Congress passed a resolution of independence from Britain and learn why Davis has described John Adams as being both a “great visionary” and a “crafty politician.”
“I’ve spent my life researching American history, [but] I’m always astonished that I’m learning new things about it all the time,” says Davis.
So enlighten your family by gaining some extra bits of knowledge about one of the most revolutionary pieces of American history with this five-question quiz.
And for adults who can’t get enough of intriguing facts about America, check out Davis’s most recent New York Times bestseller, America’s Hidden History.