Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Happy Independence Day!

A local newspaper had a fun quiz today. They gave a few lines to a familiar patriotic song and asked the reader to identify the song. They gave us four choices: America, America the Beautiful, The Star Spangled Banner, and The Battle Hymn of the Republic. I did pretty well; the only questions I missed where those from the other verses of the national anthem. Other verses? Yes, there are at least three.
So here's my quiz for you. I'll give you the answers tomorrow. Some are harder than others!

  1. Which patriotic song contains these lyrics:"...thine alabaster cities gleam, undimmed by human tears."
  2. Francis Scott Key wrote his poem, The Star Spangled Banner, during a battle in which war?
  3. Name the famous speech that ends in these words: "...that government of the people, by the people, and for the people shall not perish from the earth."
  4. Julia Ward Howe wrote new words to the song "John Brown's Body". It became this well known Civil War song.
  5. Which well-known composer wrote "The Stars and Stripes Forever"?
  6. Can you name the patriotic song that Fozzie Bear sings as he and Kermit are driving cross-country in the Muppet Movie? (This one's for you, Mom!)
See how you do. Test your family! Quiz your friends! Answers to come....
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