Test Your Knowledge This Memorial Day Weekend

The long weekend we've been waiting for, the unofficial kick off to summer, is finally here. However, let's not forget the real reason we celebrate Memorial Day, to honor those who've fought and died in the war. How many of these Memorial Day trivia questions do you know the answer to? Add some entertainment to your holiday weekend by testing the knowledge of your friends and family as well. 

1. When was Memorial Day first celebrated? 


A. May 29, 1777
B. May 30, 1868
C. May 28, 1804
D. May 30, 1835

2. Who started the custom of wearing red poppies on Memorial Day? 


A. Moina Michael
B. John McCrae
C. James A. Garfield
D. Francis A. Walker

3. Who ordered the Memorial Day holiday to be observed by decorating the graves of those who died in war? 


A. General James Garfield
B. Jefferson Davis
C. Abraham Lincoln
D. General John A. Logan

4. Memorial Day was first known as what day? 


A. Civil War Day
B. Decoration Day
C. Honor Day
D. It's always been called Memorial Day.

5. What song is often played at ceremonies on Memorial Day?


A. The Star Spangled Banner
B. America the Beautiful
C. Taps 
D.  My Country 'Tis of Thee

6. Which state was the first to officially recognize Memorial Day? 


A. New York
B. Maryland
C. Pennsylvania
D. Connecticut

7. In what year was Memorial Day declared a federal holiday? 


A. 1951
B. 1971
C. 1915
D. 1868

8. Memorial Day started because of those who died in which war? 


A.World War I
B. World War II
C. The Korean War 
D. The Civil War

9. Who gave the speech at the first Memorial Day Ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery? 


A. James A. Garfield
B. Ulysses S. Grant
C. Robert E. Lee
D. John A. Logan

10. Some Southern states still observe a Confederate Memorial Day. How many states do this? 


A. 9
B. 6
C. 4
D. 2



TRIVIA ANSWERS


1. B - May 30, 1868
2. A - Moina Michael
3. D - General John A. Logan
4. B - Decoration Day
5. C - Taps
6. A - New York
7. B - 1971
8. D - The Civil War
9. A - James A. Garfield
10. B - 6

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