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Quiz: Go Fourth and Celebrate


1) In 1778, George Washington marked the Fourth of July with a double ration of what for his soldiers?

• Tobacco

• Rum

• Macaroni

2) The annual Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island, Brooklyn, supposedly began on July 4, 1916, to settle a dispute among four immigrants over what?

• Who had the most tolerance for American food.

• Who was the most patriotic.

• Who could go the longest without vomiting.

3) Which of the following is not a firework?

• Brew Haha

• The Big Stick

• Purple Rain

answers: 1. Rum; 2. Who was the most patriotic; 3. The Big Stick.

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