Are you a true blue patriot?
Are you American as apple pie? Do you love the history of this amazing country? Do you know what makes this country tick? Do you know the National Anthem's lyrics like the back of your hand? If you said "yes" to any of these questions, then you should be able to answer these difficult questions regarding "The Star Spangled Banner". It's time to see if you can finish the words to this iconic song!
"The Star-Spangled Banner" was written by Francis Scott Key on September 14, 1814. The young lawyer and amateur poet witnessed the bombardment of Fort McHenry by British ships of the Royal Navy in Baltimore Harbor during the Battle of Baltimore in the War of 1812. He was deeply inspired by what he saw — the American flag, with it 15 stars and 15 stripes, also called "The Star-Spangled Banner," flying triumphantly above the fort during the U.S.'s victory.
Sure, you've heard and sung the song all your life, but you may not know it as well as you think you do! You only ever really hear and learn the first lyrics, but we've added additional lines that are rarely sung to our quiz! Do you think you can fill in the blanks on those? There's only one way to find out!
If you think you know the answers, sit back, relax, put on your thinking cap and take this quiz to see if you have what it takes to be a proud Anthem-singing American and give three cheers for the red, white and blue! Salute!