1. What day in the month of May is Memorial Day observed?

  1. the first Monday
  2. the last Monday
  3. the last Friday
  4. the third Thursday

2. Memorial Day was once called by another name. What was the former name?

  1. Decoration Day
  2. Veterans’ Day
  3. Military Remembrance Day
  4. Soldier’s D-Day

3. Today in America, Memorial Day has also become a time for other activities. What are some other ways in which we might celebrate this day?

  1. sporting events
  2. family socials
  3. all of these
  4. picnics

4. What would you traditionally fly on Memorial Day?

  1. American flag
  2. kites
  3. remote airplanes
  4. boats

5. Many Americans treat Memorial Day as the beginning of which of the four seasons?

  1. summer
  2. winter
  3. spring
  4. autumn

6. Memorial Day weekend has been proclaimed as being the most dangerous holiday. Which incident has deemed it to become very unsafe?

  1. bicycle accidents
  2. drowning accidents
  3. car accidents
  4. people fighting

7. Which southern state first celebrated the federal holiday of Memorial Day?

  1. Alabama
  2. Mississippi
  3. Georgia
  4. North Carolina

8. Small American flags are placed at the head of each gravestone during this holiday. In what well-known cemetery are these patriotic remembrances placed?

  1. Arlington National Cemetery
  2. Flander’s Field Cemetery
  3. Carbondale Cemetery
  4. Federal Military Cemetery

9. What northern state was the first to observe Memorial Day?

  1. New York
  2. Pennsylvania
  3. Massachusetts
  4. Virginia

10. In which city and state is the official birthplace of Memorial Day?

  1. Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania
  2. Charleston, South Carolina
  3. Waterloo, New York
  4. Richmond, Virginia

Answers: 1 (2), 2 (1), 3 (3), 4 (1), 5 (1), 6 (3), 7 (2), 8 (1), 9 (1), 10 (3)