SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - On Wednesday, America is having a birthday party and we are all invited, no gifts necessary. What do you get for the country that gives everything away? In case you're wondering, America is turning 236 and still looking hot. After all, if they say that 60 is the new 40, then 236 must be the new 180. Before we light the grill or pop a can, take the following Independence Day quiz to see how much you really know about our beloved country.
1. Which of the following was a reason for the US declaring independence from England?
A. Taxation without representation
B. To get better dental benefits
C. More access to "Monty Python"
D. Freedom from wearing powdered wigs
2. In what city was the Declaration of Independence signed?
A. National City
B. City of Industry
D. Jersey City
3. The Declaration of Independence begins with the words:
A. "Four score and seven years ago…"
B. "Na na na na, hey hey hey, goodbye."
C. "Yo yo homeboy, check this out."
D. "When in the course of human events…"
4. Who approved the Declaration of Independence?
A. The Senate and the House of Representatives
B. The second Continental Congress
C. The Real Housewives of Concord
D. The Better Business Bureau
5. What is our national bird?
A. The gnat catcher
B. The bald eagle
C. The least turn
D. The middle finger
There are plenty of reasons to celebrate. Despite a few age lines, a couple of calluses and occasional memoray lapses, when it comes to remembering our forefathers' true intentions, still there is no better place to call home. So happy 236th, and many more.