61 Fun Memorial Day Trivia Questions And Answers


Fun Memorial Day Trivia Questions And Answers

This is a federal holiday that is dedicated to mourning all the U.S. military personnel who have died while serving in the United States military. During this day, flowers and flags are taken to the graveside of those who died while serving the United States military.

The first memorial day occurred where, before the official declaration? These error-free Memorial Day trivia questions and answers are specially designed to help you discover some interesting facts through questions and answers about the Memorial Day celebration.  Click on the “Show Answer” to see answers to the questions.

1. On which day is memorial day celebrated in the United States?
A. Last Monday of April
B. Last Monday of June
C. Last Monday of May

C

2. Before it was known as the memorial day, what was the original name?
A. Independence day
B. Decoration day
C. Statesmen day

B

3. The memorial day is celebrated to honor the people who died while serving the U.S?
A. Police
B. Health sector
C. Military

C

4. The memorial day originated immediately after the?
A. Civil war
B. world war
C. Abraham Lincoln’s assassination

A

5. At what time in the United States does the moment of remembrance take place on Memorial Day each year?
A. 12 pm
B. 3 pm
C. 6 pm

B

6. Which year did the memorial day become an official federal holiday?
A. 1971
B. 1981
C. 1961

A

7. Which part of the United States was declared the Birthplace of memorial day?
A. Chicago City, Illinois.
B. Washington DC
C. Waterloo, New York.

C

8. Which year was the last Monday of May selected for Memorial Day?
A. 1991
B. 1971
C. 1982

B

9. Who was the person that started the tradition of wearing red poppies on Memorial Day?
A. Will Smith
B. Michael Jackson
C. Moina Michael

C

10. What is the name of the flower that is associated with the memorial day?
A. Red poppy
B. Rose
C. Hibiscus

A

11. What is the most popular activity of the memorial day?
A. Shopping and entertainment
B. Parade and visiting
C. Parade and bonfires

B

12. The memorial day is also treated as the beginning of a season. Which season is it?
A. Summer
B. Autumn
C. Winter

A

13. The southern state that first celebrated the memorial day was?
A. Illinois
B. Mississippi
C. Las Vegas

B

14. The first memorial day occurred where, before the official declaration?
A. New York City, New York.
B. Chicago City, Illinois.
C. Charleston, South Carolina.

C

15. What is the name of the president that declared Waterloo as the official Birthplace of memorial day?
A. President Abraham Lincoln
B. President Lyndon Johnson
C. President Adams

B

16. What was the estimated number of participants that decorated the grave of soldiers?
A. 5,000
B. 10,000
C. 20,000

A

17. Which northern city in the United States first celebrated the memorial day?
A. California
B. North Carolina
C. New York

C

18. What is the name of the army General that made a historic speech on the first decoration day?
A. General James Garfield
B. General Mason Walt
C. General John A. Logan

A

19. In which cemetery was the first decoration day held in?
A. Lincoln cemetery
B. Arlington Cemetery
C. Garfield cemetery

B

20. What is the estimated number of Union and Confederate soldiers that are buried at the Arlington Cemetery?
A. 50,000
B. 30,000
C. 20,000

C

21. New York officially recognised the memorial day in which year?
A. 1893
B. 1873
C. 1883

B

22. In which year did all the northern States recognise the memorial day?
A. 1890
B. 1880
C. 1901

A

23. In which year was the resolution of ‘National Moment of Remembrance’ passed?
A. 2002
B. 2005
C. 2000

C

24. The first veteran’s organization that sold poppies nationally was?
A. VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars)
B. VLW (Veterans of Local Wars)
C. VIW(Veterans of Internal Wars)

A

25. Which sporting event is held during the Memorial Day weekend?
A. Horse racing
B. Indianapolis 500
C. Fencing

B

26. Which war is considered the deadliest in the history of the United States?
A. Civil war
B. World War 2
C. Revolutionary war

A

27. What is the estimated number of people that died in the deadliest war of the United States?
A. 520,000
B. 420,000
C. 620,000

C

28. What is the name of the senator that introduced a bill to restore the date of Memorial Day to May 30?
A. Daniel Inouye
B. Daniel O’Connell
C. Daniel Megan

A

29. During the memorial day, the grave of soldiers is decorated with?
A. Ashes
B. Fruits
C. Flowers

C

30. During the memorial day, all American flags from sunrise to noon are flown at what range?
A. Full-staff
B. Half-staff
C. All flags are brought down

B

31. The Arlington National Cemetery is located at?
A. Washington DC
B. New York
C. Illinois

A

32. After the American Civil War, how many years did it take to establish the decoration day?
A. Four years
B. Two years
C. Three years

C

33. In which year was the name changed from decoration day to memorial day?
A. 1867
B. 1967
C. 1947

B

34. Which act moved Memorial Day from May 30 to the last Monday in May each year?
A. The Uniform Monday Holiday Act
B. The Workers Holiday Act
C. The Corporate Holiday Act

A

35. The famous Arlington National Cemetery was once a plantation belonging to who?
A. Donald Trump
B. Abraham Lincoln
C. Robert E. Lee

C

36. In which year was the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery established?
A. 1921
B. 1931
C. 1941

A

37. During the Civil War, Florida was?
A. A neutral state
B. A Confederate state
C. A Union State

B

38. What is the name of the poem that inspired the tradition of placing flowers on tombs?
A. The US national anthem
B. In Wander fields
C. In Flanders fields

C

39. What is the name of the president that signed the National Moment of Remembrance Act?
A. President Abraham Lincoln
B. President Bill Clinton
C. President Lyndon Johnson

B

40. Initially, the decoration day only honored the fallen from which war?
A. The American Civil war
B. The Revolutionary War
C. The World War 1

A

41. What is the name of the historical monument that was dedicated on Memorial Day in 1922?
A. Washington memorial
B. Arlington memorial
C. Lincoln memorial

C

42. What is the name of the person that was credited with creating Memorial Day?
A. General John A. Logan
B. President Bill Clinton
C. General Daniel Inouye

A

43. Which of the following states does not celebrate Confederate Memorial Day?
A. Alabama
B. South Carolina
C. New York

C

44. The poem “In Flanders Fields” was inspired by a battle in which war?
A. World War 1
B. The Revolutionary War
C. The American Civil War

A

45. What is the estimated number of Americans that visit Arlington National Cemetery each year?
A. 80 million
B. 40 million
C. 20 million

B

46. In which year was there shortage of natural poppies for the memorial day?
A. 1921
B. 1923
C. 1924

C

47. Which city was the first to manufacture artificial poppies after a lack of natural ones?
A. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
B. Charleston, South Carolina
C. New York City, New York.

A

48. What is the name of the annual biker rally in Washington, D.C. each Memorial Day?
A. The Rolling Stone
B. The Rolling Thunder Run
C. The Thunder Run

B

49. What is the full meaning of the GAR?
A. Grand Army of the Republic
B. Grand Association of the Republic
C. Grand Army of the Revolution

A

50. The first run of the Indianapolis 500 took place in which year?
A. 1921
B. 1912
C. 1911

C

51. What is usually played in the ceremonies of Memorial Day?
A. Taps
B. Trumpet
C. Gunshot Sounds

A

52. Which year was the first Memorial Day Parade held?
A. 2000
B. 2004
C. 2002

B

53. The Rolling Thunder Run is done to raise awareness for what?
A. Prisoners of war and missing soldiers
B. Prisoners of war only
C. Missing soldiers only

A

54. Which items are the most popular things people use to remember the soldiers?
A. Photos and flags
B. Flags and flowers
C. Photos and flowers

B

55. Which set of people first held the ceremony of the Decoration Day?
A. Presidential villa
B. The military
C. Freed slaves

C

56. What is the estimated number of bike riders that participated in the 2017 memorial day?
A. 500,000
B. 900,000
C. 700,000

B

57. Which states in the United States refused to honor the dead until World War I?
A. Southern states
B. Northern states
C. Both of them

A

58. What is the name of the longest war in which the U.S military fought?
A. The Syria War
B. The Revolutionary War
C. The Afghan War

C

59. Which of the following states have their own confederate memorial day?
A. New York City
B. Washington DC
C. Alabama

C

60. What is the name of the city that hosts the oldest Memorial Day Parade?
A. Doylestown, Pa.
B. New York City, New York.
C. Chicago City, Illinois.

A

61. What was the date of Memorial Day in 1984?
A. May 30
B. May 28
C. May 29

B

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