Social Studies

Declaration of Independence Quiz


1) Who was the main writer of the Declaration of Independence?

a. George Washington

b. George W. Bush

c. Thomas Jefferson

2) What is the basic belief of the Declaration?

a. that all people are created equal

b. that only women are equal

c. that all men and animals are equal

3) According to the Declaration, where do governments get their power?

a. the people

b. the constitution

c. the president

4) What did the Declaration declare the colonies to be?

a. free and independent states

b. states of England

c. in need of help from England

5) What “unalienable rights” are listed in the Declaration?

a. the right to life and liberty

b. the right to the pursuit of happiness

c. both of the above

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