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How well do you know the Declaration of Independence? Take our quiz.

A painting of the signing of the Declaration of Independence at Independence Hall. (Jason Bean/The Christian Science Monitor)

Every Fourth of July, Americans celebrate the independence of the United States with fireworks, parades, and picnics. But how much do people know about the 1776 events that are being cheered? Here’s a quiz to test your knowledge of the Declaration of Independence.

- Chloe Stepney

1. A group of men named the Committee of Five submitted the Declaration of Independence to the Continental Congress. Who of these men was not on the committee?

John Hancock’s fame lies not with the Committee of Five, but with his large signature found in the center of the document.

John Hancock’s fame lies not with the Committee of Five, but with his large signature found in the center of the document.

John Hancock’s fame lies not with the Committee of Five, but with his large signature found in the center of the document.

John Hancock’s fame lies not with the Committee of Five, but with his large signature found in the center of the document.

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John Adams

 

John Hancock

 

Robert Livingston

 

Roger Sherman

 
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