Do You Know The Facts Every American Should Know On Memorial Day?

Memorial Day might seem like a day dedicated to not working and hosting barbecues, but behind this holiday lies a deeper meaning. Do you know the facts every American citizen should know on Memorial Day? Take these quiz questions and find out!
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What was Memorial Day's original name?
Remembrance Day
Honor Day
Decoration Day
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Where was Memorial Day first observed?
Waterloo, NY
Carbondale, Ill
Boalsburg, PA
All of the above
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Memorial Day was created to honor fallen soldiers of what war?
The Revolutionary War
World War I
The Civil War
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How many Southern states still observe Confederate Memorial Day?
9
6
2
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What was traditionally used to decorate graves on Memorial Day?
Small American flags
Letters of thanks
Flowers
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After which war was the name officially changed to Memorial Day?
Spanish American War
World War I
World War II
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When was Memorial Day moved from May 30 to the last Monday in May?
1925
1971
1982
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Memorial Day is traditionally viewed as the start of which season?
Summer
Fall
Spring
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What city hosts the oldest Memorial Day parade?
Doylestown, PA
Boston, MA
Fairfax, VA
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There's a notable increase of accidents for which of the following on Memorial Day?
Fireworks
Cars
Bicycles
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Which major sporting event takes place each Memorial Day weekend?
Belmont Stakes
Indianapolis 500
Daytona 500
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Who officially established Memorial Day?
Ulysses S. Grant
Abraham Lincoln
Teddy Roosevelt
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Unfortunately, you don't know the 12 facts that every American should know on Memorial Day! Before you fire up that grill and invite the family for a barbecue, you may want to brush up on your American history.

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Based on the results of this quiz, you're a Memorial Day marvel! You clearly know the facts that every American should know before celebrating Memorial Day. Go ahead, fire up those sparklers, you've earned it!

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Based on the results of this quiz, you are a total Memorial Day expert! While most Americans know a little bit about this early summer holiday, you're pretty much an authority on the history that helped bring this day to life! Go you!

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1
What was Memorial Day's original name?
Remembrance Day
Honor Day
Decoration Day
2
Where was Memorial Day first observed?
Waterloo, NY
Carbondale, Ill
Boalsburg, PA
All of the above
3
Memorial Day was created to honor fallen soldiers of what war?
The Revolutionary War
World War I
The Civil War
4
How many Southern states still observe Confederate Memorial Day?
9
6
2
5
What was traditionally used to decorate graves on Memorial Day?
Small American flags
Letters of thanks
Flowers
6
After which war was the name officially changed to Memorial Day?
Spanish American War
World War I
World War II
7
When was Memorial Day moved from May 30 to the last Monday in May?
1925
1971
1982
8
Memorial Day is traditionally viewed as the start of which season?
Summer
Fall
Spring
9
What city hosts the oldest Memorial Day parade?
Doylestown, PA
Boston, MA
Fairfax, VA
10
There's a notable increase of accidents for which of the following on Memorial Day?
Fireworks
Cars
Bicycles
11
Which major sporting event takes place each Memorial Day weekend?
Belmont Stakes
Indianapolis 500
Daytona 500
12
Who officially established Memorial Day?
Ulysses S. Grant
Abraham Lincoln
Teddy Roosevelt