Test your knowledge of Veterans Day (facts) with this insightful Veterans Day trivia quiz. There are a total of 12 trivia questions. Answers to the Veterans Day trivia can be found at the end of the quiz.
1. What is the main purpose of Veterans Day?
a) To mark the end of World War I b) To honor federal employees c) To commemorate those who died in war d) To pay homage to military service members, past and present
2. Veterans Day is observed on what date?
a) May 31 b) June 14 c) November 11 d) December 2 e) None of the above
3. Veterans Day coincides with another holiday observed by some European countries. What is that holiday?
a) Armistice Day b) Remembrance Day c) D-Day d) War Day e) Either A or B
4. When did Veterans Day (in today’s form) officially become a federal holiday?
a) 1919 b) 1926 c) 1954 d) 1971 e) 1980
5. Which U.S. president signed into law the establishment of Veterans Day?
a) Dwight Eisenhower b) Woodrow Wilson c) Franklin Roosevelt d) Harry Truman e) Ronald Reagan
6. How is Veterans Day celebrated?
a) Display of American flag b) Visit to war memorials c) Ceremonies honoring veterans d) Military parades e) All of the above
7. Which of the following is NOT part of the U.S. Armed Forces?
a) Coast Guard b) Marine Corps c) CIA d) Army e) Navy
8. What is the primary role of a national guard?
a) Fighting in war b) Providing intelligence c) Guarding key federal buildings d) Assisting state authorities in disasters and emergencies
9. What is the highest rank for a U.S. military general?
a) 3-star b) 4-star c) 5-star d) Commander in Chief e) General of the Armies
10. The United States did not participate in which of these wars?
a) Vietnam War b) Falklands War c) Korean War d) World War I & II e) Iraq War
11. Where is Arlington National Cemetery located?
a) Washington DC b) Arlington, Texas c) Arlington, Virginia d) Elwood, Illinois e) Biloxi, Mississippi
12. True or False. It is mandatory that all schools will be closed on Veterans Day.
1)d 2)c 3)e 4)c 5)a 6)e 7)c 8)d 9)e 10)b 11)c 12)False
Expert – more than 10 correct
Intermediate – 8 to 10 correct
Novice – less than 8 correct