Fourth of July holiday trivia

Fourth of July holiday trivia
The Statue of Liberty. Source: WDAM

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The Declaration of Independence, the Statue of Liberty, the Star Spangled Banner, and hot dogs are all topics of discussion on July 4th.

WDAM 7 News asked some people in the Pine Belt a few trivia questions.

People were picked at random, and participants range in ages.


1. How many people signed the Declaration of Independence?

--56 men signed it

2. How tall is the statue of liberty?

Total overall height from the base of foundation to the tip of the torch is 305 feet, 6 inches.

3. How man hot dogs are consumed each 4th of July?

---Roughly 150 million

4. How much chicken is purchased in the week prior to July  4th?

---700 million pounds

5. Who wrote the star spangled banner?

---Francis Scott Key

6. When were fireworks first used to celebrate the Fourth of July? 

---The initial fireworks were ignited in 1777 to commemorate the first anniversary of the American colonies' Declaration of Independence.

7. Where is the declaration of independence now?

---The National Archives building in Washington D.C.

8. Who did the U.S. declare their independence from?

---Great Britain

9. Who has the largest signature on the Declaration of Independence?

---John Hancock