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Quiz: How much do you know about the Stars and Stripes, stars, and stripes?

It is the Fourth of July, after all.
Jul 4th 2021, 10:00 PM 41,325 17

TODAY IS INDEPENDENCE Day in the United States.

The Fourth of July marks the day that the Declaration of Independence was adopted, all the way back in 1776.

And today, we will mark it exactly how the Founding Fathers would have wanted: A quiz based loosely on the United States of American’s flag.

What do the stars represent on the US flag?
States
Former presidents
National parks
The night sky over the open prairie
What do the stripes represent?
The 13 Founding Fathers
Times of war separated by times of peace
The first 13 colonies to declare independence
Nothing really, but they look nice, right?
What flag is this?
The flag of the British Empire in the United States.
The first national flag of the United States.
The flag flown by the Union during the Civil War.
It's actually London's original flag, which the Stars and Stripes was copied from.
What's the first line of Seven Nation Army by The White Stripes?
I'm going to Wichita
Don't wanna hear about it
I'm gonna fight 'em all
O say can you see
What is the closest star to the Sun?
NASA
Technically Jupiter
Sirius
Proxima Centauri
Barnard's Star
What film star has won the most Oscars?
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Meryl Streep
Katharine Hepburn
Jack Nicholson
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Where were the two lads who founded Stripe born?
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Limerick
Donegal
Cork
Proxima Centauri
What was the original purpose of a racing stripe?
To make the car go faster.
Purely aesthetic.
Old types of paint would peel quickly on fast cars, so keeping the colour to stripes meant less paint to touch up.
To identify cars during a race.
Who is the star of 1981 film Stripes?
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Mel Gibson
Bill Murray
Ben Cross
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Who was the highest-paid star actor in 2020, according to Forbes?
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Mark Wahlberg
Ben Affleck
Dwayne Johnson
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How far away is everybody's favourite star, the Sun, from Earth?
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An average of 149,597,870km
Exactly 149,597,870km
An average of 185,004,000,000km
At least a day's drive away like, and even then you'd need be making good time
What's in a Starbar?
Chocolate, rice puffs, caramel
Chocolate, peanuts, caramel
Chocolate, nougat
Chocolate, ham
These stripes indicate what rank in the Irish Defence Forces?
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Lieutenant (Leifteanant)
Sergeant (Sáirsint)
Corporal (Ceannaire)
Star (Réalta)
Are zebras black with white stripes or white with black stripes?
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Black with white stripes
White with black stripes
Finally, this is the flag of...
Texas
Georgia
Puerto Rico
Liberia
Answer all the questions to see your result!
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You are a Golden Eagle
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You are the zebra on the left from the question about zebras
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You are this all-American hotdog
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You are an obnoxiously large Fourth of July fireworks display
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You are extremely famous film star Nicky Ryan
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