How Well Do You Know The US National Anthem?

The US National Anthem, or the Star-Spangled Banner as many know it, come from lyrics to a 1814 poem by Francis Scott Key. How well do YOU know the lyrics to the nation's anthem? Take our quiz to find out!
START THE QUIZ!

Question 1/12

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Fill in the blank: "Oh say can you see, by the dawns early _____"
now
light
shining
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Question 2/12

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Fill in the blank: "What so ______ we hailed"
proudly
valiantly
fairly
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Question 3/12

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Fill in the blank: "at the twilight's _____ gleaming"
first
new
last
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Question 4/12

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Fill in the blanks: "Whose broad stripes and bright stars, through the ______fight"
dangerous
freedom
perilous
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Question 5/12

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Fill in the blanks: "O'er the _______ we watched"
ramparts
warring
country
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Question 6/12

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Fill in the blank: "were so ________ streaming"
willfully
gallantly
brilliantly
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Question 7/12

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Fill in the blank: "And the _______ red glare"
country's
flag's
rocket's
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Question 8/12

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Fill in the blank: "the bombs ______ in air"
bursting
blowing
falling
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Question 9/12

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Fill in the blank: "Gave ______ through the night"
proof
hope
fear
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Question 10/12

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Fill in the blank: "that our _____ was still there"
country
flag
land
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Question 11/12

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Fill in the blank: "______! does that star-spangled banner yet wave"
Oh say
Oh hey
Oh lord
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Question 12/12

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Fill in the blank: "O'er the land of the free and the home of the ______"
fearless
brave
right
Result
Not the best showing, but it could be worse. Thankfully in most scenarios where you'd have to recite this, thousands of other people will be reciting it as well, to cover up the fact that you're just going along with it. No worries!

C+, American Apprentice

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You may have missed a few of the lines, but overall this was quite an impressive showing. You know a majority of the anthem, and certainly enough to sing through it at the next major sporting event you attend. Good work!

B+, American Studier

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Right!
You are a Real American, much like 1980's Hulk Hogan. Your knowledge of the United States National Anthem is nearly unmatched, and you should be proud when you burst out singing it at the next baseball game you attend. Good work!

A+, Real American

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Check Your Answers
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1
Fill in the blank: "Oh say can you see, by the dawns early _____"
now
light
shining
2
Fill in the blank: "What so ______ we hailed"
proudly
valiantly
fairly
3
Fill in the blank: "at the twilight's _____ gleaming"
first
new
last
4
Fill in the blanks: "Whose broad stripes and bright stars, through the ______fight"
dangerous
freedom
perilous
5
Fill in the blanks: "O'er the _______ we watched"
ramparts
warring
country
6
Fill in the blank: "were so ________ streaming"
willfully
gallantly
brilliantly
7
Fill in the blank: "And the _______ red glare"
country's
flag's
rocket's
8
Fill in the blank: "the bombs ______ in air"
bursting
blowing
falling
9
Fill in the blank: "Gave ______ through the night"
proof
hope
fear
10
Fill in the blank: "that our _____ was still there"
country
flag
land
11
Fill in the blank: "______! does that star-spangled banner yet wave"
Oh say
Oh hey
Oh lord
12
Fill in the blank: "O'er the land of the free and the home of the ______"
fearless
brave
right