Take our flag IQ quiz to test your knowledge of the American flag.

Driving through any typical neighborhood in America, one might notice a lack of glory – Old Glory that is. Once a staple in the American yard, she now gets pushed aside for solar-powered walkway lights, a plethora of lawn ornaments or even a Greece-esque fountain. But don’t fret, the patriotic holiday season is here. Now is your chance to add a little red, white and (Navy) blue to your home or office.

Take our flag IQ quiz to test your knowledge of the American Flag. Answers are at the bottom.

1. The American flag has how many stars and stripes?

a. 17 stripes and 13 stars

b. 13 stripes and 50 stars

c. 50 stripes and 50 stars

2. Which is NOT a nickname for the American flag?

a. Old Betsy

b. The Stars and Stripes

c. Old Glory

3. The golden fringe sometimes seen around the edges of the flag:

a. Protects the flag from fraying

b. Enhances the beauty of the flag

c. Is not the true version of the American flag

4. According to military customs, the flag should be folded:

a. In a triangular shape

b. Like bedsheets

c. Rolled up

5. When the flag is displayed at half-staff, it is a sign of:

a. Respect for mourning

b. Respect for changing of seasons

c. Respect for Independence Day

6. How many times has the flag design been changed?

a. 3 times

b. 50 times

c. 26 times

7. A person who studies flags is called a:

a. Vexillologis

b. Veterinarian

c. Otolaryngologist

8. Who is said to be the first designer of the American flag?

a. George Washington

b. Betsy Ross

c. Robert G. Heft

9. Once the flag is so tattered it no longer serves as a good symbol of the United States it should be:

a. Burned.

b. Taken to your local museum.

c. Thrown in the recycling bin.

10. When the flag is presented in procession, it always:

a. Is in the front

b. Brings up the rear

c. Is directly behind other flags in the procession.


How did you do? Check your answers below and have a happy Independence Day!

Answers: b, a, b, a, a, c, a, b, a, a.