History of the American Flag & National Anthem


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What is the most common interpretation for why there are 13 stripes on the United States flag?

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1. What do the stars on the current American flag represent?

2. What is the main symbol of the U.S. national anthem?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The national flag and anthem of the United States both have fascinating histories. This quiz and worksheet combination will ask questions about the story behind each.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be quizzed on:

  • When the national flag first became a symbol of pride
  • The main symbol recognized in the national anthem
  • The most widely accepted explanation of the stripes on the flag
  • What the stars in the flag represent

Skills Practiced

Be prepared to utilize the following study skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related history lesson on the United States flag and anthem
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding during which war the flag first became a popular patriotic symbol
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the stars and stripes on the flag

Additional Learning

Further your knowledge by studying the related lesson, History of the American Flag & National Anthem. This lesson will answer these questions:

  • What event inspired the writing of the national anthem?
  • Who wrote and popularized ''The Star-Spangled Banner''?
  • What symbolism is used in the national flag?
  • When did the flag become a symbol of patriotism?
  • What does the flag represent to patriotic citizens?