100 Independence Day Trivia Questions and Answers

Welcome to the ultimate Independence Day trivia bonanza! In this list, we’ve compiled a century’s worth of questions to test your knowledge of national autonomy. We’ll journey from the Fourth of July celebrations in the United States to Canada Day up north, venture across the Atlantic to Europe, soar over to Africa, drop by Asia, and even swing by the South Pacific.

With 100 trivia questions, you’ll learn intriguing facts about the historic events, symbolic customs, and influential figures behind each nation’s celebration of independence. There’s a heavy dose of trivia on the United States, given the global prominence of its Independence Day, but we’ve made sure to include a diverse array of countries for all the geography buffs out there.

So, get ready to embark on a worldwide exploration of independence and see how much you really know about these significant national holidays. Let the trivia challenge begin!

If you like holiday trivia like this, check out July Trivia, 4th of July Trivia, Summer Trivia, Memorial Day Trivia, Hispanic Heritage Month Trivia or Veterans Day Trivia.

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1. On what day does the United States celebrate its Independence Day?

2. In which year did the USA declare its independence from Great Britain?

3. Which historic document was adopted by the USA on Independence Day?

4. Who was the primary author of the Declaration of Independence?

5. Which other country also celebrates its Independence Day on July 4, but from the USA?

6. In which year did Canada gain independence?

7. On what date does Canada celebrate its independence?

8. From which country did Canada gain independence?

9. Which country celebrates its independence day on August 15, also known as ‘Gwangbokjeol’?

10. On what day does Mexico celebrate its Independence Day?

11. Who is famously known for declaring the independence of Mexico?

12. What event marked the beginning of Brazil’s independence?

13. From which country did Brazil gain its independence?

14. On what date does India celebrate its independence?

15. Who was the first Prime Minister of independent India?

16. What year did France celebrate its first Fête de la Fédération, which is now known as Bastille Day?

17. Who wrote the American patriotic song “God Bless America”?

18. Which two U.S. Presidents died on July 4, 1826?

19. Who was the only U.S. President to be born on July 4th?

20. What does the “4th of July” celebration commemorate?

21. Which country celebrates its independence on July 28 and 29 to commemorate its liberation from Spain?

22. What year did Australia gain independence?

23. What year did Nigeria gain independence?

24. From which country did Nigeria gain independence?

25. What date does Ghana celebrate its Independence Day?

26. What year did South Africa become a republic, thus marking its independence day, Republic Day?

27. What date does Argentina celebrate its Independence Day?

28. From which country did Argentina gain independence?

29. Who was the “Father of the Nation” in Bangladesh, which celebrates its Independence Day on March 26?

30. In which year did the Dominican Republic gain independence?

31. On what date does the Dominican Republic celebrate its Independence Day?

32. Who designed the American flag?

33. What do the stars on the American flag represent?

34. What do the stripes on the American flag represent?

35. Which country celebrates its independence day on May 25, known as First National Government Day?

36. Which country celebrates its independence day on July 20, known as the Grito de Independencia?

37. In which year did Algeria gain independence?

38. On what date does Algeria celebrate its Independence Day?

39. What year did Jamaica gain independence?

40. From which country did Jamaica gain independence?

41. On what date does Jamaica celebrate its Independence Day?

42. Who was the first President of independent Indonesia, which celebrates its Independence Day on August 17?

43. In which year did Kenya gain independence?

44. From which country did Kenya gain independence?

45. On what date does Kenya celebrate its Independence Day, known as Jamhuri Day?

46. What year did Malaysia gain independence?

47. From which country did Malaysia gain independence?

48. On what date does Malaysia celebrate its Independence Day, known as Hari Merdeka?

49. Who was the first President of independent Singapore, which celebrates its Independence Day on August 9?

50. In which year did Vietnam gain independence?

51. From which country did Vietnam gain independence?

52. On what date does Vietnam celebrate its Independence Day?

53. In which year did Zimbabwe gain independence?

54. From which country did Zimbabwe gain independence?

55. On what date does Zimbabwe celebrate its Independence Day?

56. What does the term “Independence Day” generally refer to?

57. What year did Greece gain independence?

58. From which empire did Greece gain independence?

59. On what date does Greece celebrate its Independence Day?

60. In which year did Italy officially unify, considered as its independence?

61. What year did Morocco gain independence?

62. From which country did Morocco gain independence?

63. On what date does Morocco celebrate its Independence Day?

64. What city hosts the biggest Fourth of July celebration in the USA?

65. What famous attraction in New York City is associated with the Fourth of July celebrations?

66. What is the symbolic importance of the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia, USA?

67. What is the significance of fireworks on Fourth of July in the USA?

68. What is a popular activity on the 4th of July in Coney Island, New York?

69. What musical piece is often played during the Fourth of July fireworks in the USA?

70. What year did Belgium gain independence?

71. From which country did Belgium gain independence?

72. On what date does Belgium celebrate its Independence Day?

73. What year did Cyprus gain independence?

74. From which country did Cyprus gain independence?

75. On what date does Cyprus celebrate its Independence Day?

76. Who was the King of France when the country celebrated its first Fête de la Fédération on July 14, 1790?

77. What year did Lebanon gain independence?

78. From which country did Lebanon gain independence?

79. On what date does Lebanon celebrate its Independence Day?

80. In which year did Kuwait gain independence?

81. From which country did Kuwait gain independence?

82. On what date does Kuwait celebrate its Independence Day?

83. Who is the author of the United States national anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner”?

84. What year was the “Star-Spangled Banner” officially designated as the US national anthem?

85. Why is the bald eagle a symbol of the United States?

86. What year did Pakistan gain independence?

87. From which country did Pakistan gain independence?

88. On what date does Pakistan celebrate its Independence Day?

89. What are the colors on the United States flag?

90. What year did Egypt gain independence?

91. From which country did Egypt gain independence?

92. On what date does Egypt celebrate its Independence Day?

93. What year did Ukraine gain independence?

94. From which country did Ukraine gain independence?

95. On what date does Ukraine celebrate its Independence Day?

96. What is the significance of barbecues on the Fourth of July in the USA?

97. What year did the United Arab Emirates gain independence?

98. From which country did the United Arab Emirates gain independence?

99. On what date does the United Arab Emirates celebrate its National Day?

100. What do people in the United States often do on the night of July 4th?

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