Stockton 4th of July Waiting-for-Dusk Time Fillers Six Stockton July 4th Time-Fillers for Celebration Pauses Cure for Stockton July 4th Conversation Doldrums

For the most Stockton July 4th celebrants, the period between the last barbecued hot dog and the first firework (even if it’s only on TV) can drag on so long that it threatens the festivities.

Times like these may not quite try men’s (or Moms’) souls, but they do cry out for creative diversions like word games, foam football tosses, or—in extreme cases—trivia. As a public service for those in need of sparking Independence Day trivia, here are Stockton July 4th trivia I present in the form of six quiz questions. Warning: the answers may be stranger than you think:

  1. When was the first July 4th celebration in the White House?
  2. 1776
  3. 1781
  4. 1801
  5. 1866
  6. Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence on
  7. July 5
  8. a Tuesday
  9. a birchbark canoe frame
  10. a laptop
  11. The percentage of imported U.S. flags that come from China is
  12. 99%
  13. About 50%
  14. Less than 10%
  15. 5%
  16. The Star-Spangled Banner’s “bombs bursting in air” burst in which war?
  17. Boer War
  18. American Revolution
  19. Civil War
  20. War of 1812
  21. The number of people living in the U.S. in 1776 was
  22. 750,000
  23. 6 million
  24. 25 million
  25. 5 million
  26. Two other places which celebrate their country’s liberation on July 4th are
  27. Canada and Mexico
  28. Canada and Mozambique
  29. Canada and Bermuda
  30. Rwanda and the Philippines

 

ANSWERS (don’t peek early):

The answers are all d’s, with the explanation for 2-d) Jefferson drafted the Declaration on a “writing slope”—a foldable wooden writing compartment that fit atop his lap. For less controversial answers to all your Stockton real estate questions, call me!