Kathie Lee & Hoda: Who Knew? Fourth of July Trivia Game
Christina Frei is the author Five Rockstars of the American Revolution. She joined Hoda Kotb in the Today Show studio, while Kathie Lee camped out across the street, to challenge fans on their Fourth of July trivia. How much do you know about your American history?
Today Show: 4th of July Fireworks
Q: Why do we celebrate the fourth of July with fireworks?
- A) The first Fourth of July celebration had fireworks, and the tradition continued.
- B) Americans like to have large celebrations.
- C) President Abraham Lincoln liked fireworks, and people followed suit.
- D) Fireworks mean a party is underway.
A: A. Fireworks were a part of the very first Independence Day celebration in Philadelphia in 1777. That year, 13 rockets were launched in honor of the new 13 states.
Kathie Lee & Hoda: Liberty Counties In US States
Q: How many counties nationwide have the word “liberty” in their name?
- A) 1
- B) 2
- C) 3
- D) 4
A: D, 4. Georgia, Florida, Montana, and Texas all have counties named Liberty County.
Q: Finish the lyrics to this classic American song: (“This Land is Your Land”)
A: “… to the gulf stream waters/this land was made for you and me…” Woody Guthrie wrote “This Land is Your Land” in 1940.
Today Show: 50th State In The Union
Q: The first time the American Flag flew with 50 stars representing each state was on July 4, 1960. Which state does the 50th star represent?
- A) Alaska
- B) New Mexico
- C) California
- D) Hawaii