From the pages of I RVing: Summer 2023

Put Your Patriotism to the Test! Rv Quiz

Can you tell what’s red, white, and true—or false?

“America the Beautiful” was written by …

A. Whitney Houston.
B. Francis Scott Key.
C. Katharine Lee Bates.
D. Teddy Roosevelt.

In 1956, President Eisenhower signed the Federal-Aid Highway Act. How many miles of highway did it authorize?

A. 26,000 miles
B. 41,000 miles.
C. 100,000 miles.
D. Unlimited.

How many national parks does the U.S. currently have?

A. 50.
B. 63.
C. 84.
D. 107.

Which city is the oldest European-founded colony in the U.S.?

A. Jamestown, Virginia.
B. Plymouth, Massachusetts.
C. St. Augustine, Florida.
D. Detroit, Michigan.

It was Patrick Henry who said, “Give me liberty or give me death

A. True.
B. False.

About 85 percent of RVs in the U.S. are manufactured in this state:

A. Indiana.
B. Pennsylvania.
C. Texas.
D. California.

What was the first year that the Fourth of July was celebrated with fireworks?

A. 1777.
B. 1801.
C. 1876.
D. 1963.


  1. Answer: C. Katherine Lee Bates wrote this beauty in 1893 while taking in a breathtaking view from the heights of Colorado’s Pike’s Peak. Get your own look at the Rocky Mountains’ “purple mountain majesty.
  2. Answer: B. Signed on the front end of the Cold War, the driving motivation (wink!) behind the act was actually military: to be able to rapidly mobilize in case the Cold War got hot. Fortunately, it didn’t, and campers got a massive highway upgrade. (Just another reason to like Ike.)
  3. Answer: B. With the most recent addition of New River Gorge National Park in 2020, our national park count is up to 63. The entire national park system has over 424 locations, but that would include national memorials, battlefields, and other sites.
  4. Answer: C. Founded by Spain in 1565, St. Augustine predates English Jamestown by 42 years, Puritan Plymouth by 55 years, and French Detroit by 137 years. However, none of the Europeans found the “New World” uninhabited. Their earliest records describe a land full of diverse and vibrant indigenous cultures.
  5. Answer: A. True, but what most folks don’t know is where he said it—as he entered an RV dealership. (OK, that part may not be true.) But even so, we love and live Mr. Henry’s ethic every time we take our RV on the road.
  6. Answer: A. Indiana is indeed the birthplace of the vast majority of RVs you see on the highways and in the campgrounds. Included in that number: the glorious American Coach Patriot
  7. Answer: A. That’s right! Like true Americans, we got started right away. The first year following America’s Declaration of Independence was celebrated with clanging bells, big ole fires, and explosive fireworks. (And we’ve only gotten better since.) .


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