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Trivia Quiz - Memorial Day in America


Great trivia quiz about the history, facts and tradition of Memorial Day here!

Quiz Number: 3396
Date Submitted: May 27, 2010
Quiz Categories: American Culture, Holidays
Quiz Type: General Quiz
Author: bill
Average Score: 56.9 percent
Times Taken: 399 times
Taken by Registered Users: 11

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Memorial Day in America
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1. Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday that is observed annually on what day?
  A.   first Monday of May
  B.   second Monday of May
  C.   third Monday of May
  D.   last Monday of May

2. Memorial Day commemorates U.S. men and women who died while in the military service. What was its original name?
  A.   Decoration Day
  B.   Honors Day
  C.   Observance Day
  D.   Commemorative Day

3. Memorial Day originated as a day of to remember and honor the veterans of what war?
  A.   Revolutionary War
  B.   War of 1812
  C.   Civil War
  D.   Spanish American War

4. Before it was declared a Federal holiday, Memorial Day was originally observed annually on what day in May?
  A.   May 10th
  B.   May 20th
  C.   May 25th
  D.   May 30th

5. In what year was "Memorial Day" made the official name of the holiday by the U.S. Federal government?
  A.   1875
  B.   1920
  C.   1967
  D.   1980

6. In 1968, the U.S. Congress passed a bill which moved Memorial Day from its traditional date to a specified Monday in order to create a convenient 3-day weekend. What was the name of this bill?
  A.   Standard Holidays Bill
  B.   Uniform Holidays Bill
  C.   Memorial Day Standards Bill
  D.   Memorial Day Uniformity Bill

7. On Memorial Day, a national moment of remembrance takes place during the afternoon. At what time does it take place?
  A.   1 pm
  B.   2 pm
  C.   3 pm
  D.   4pm

8. The National Memorial Day Concert takes places annually in Washington DC. Where does it happen?
  A.   lawn of White House
  B.   lawn of Capitol building
  C.   in front of the Lincoln Memorial
  D.   at the Vietnam Veterans' Memorial

9. What famous auto race is held annually over the Memorial Day weekend?
  A.   Indianapolis 500
  B.   Daytona 500
  C.   Brickyard 400
  D.   Pennsylvania 500

10. What might you do with your family on Memorial Day?
  A.   have a picnic
  B.   go to a parade
  C.   visit the cemetery
  D.   all of the above


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