Monday Morning Answers – July 4th Edition

This week’s answers come on Tuesday.  False advertising!  But I’m sticking with the brand.

Fantastic participation in the July 4 edition of Five for Friday.  And I’m happy to report that two readers were, in fact, enjoying coffee on the deck on Friday morning.

Honor Roll (* = perfect score)


Question 1

The Second Continental Congress appointed the “Committee of Five” to draft the document that would become the Declaration of Independence.  Four lawyers were on the Committee.  Name the Committee’s only non-lawyer.

Benjamin Franklin

Question 2

Speaking of the Committee of Five, two of its lawyer-members died within hours of each other on July 4, 1826.  For one point each, name them.

John Adams & Thomas Jefferson

Question 3


The Freedom of Information Act was signed into law on July 4th.  Name the president who, apparently, did not take the day off.

Lyndon B. Johnson

Question 4

Born on July 4, 1872, this Vermonter read for the law in Massachusetts in order to avoid the expense of law school.  He was admitted to the bar in 1897, working as a country lawyer. He went on to much bigger things.

Name him.

Calvin Coolidge

Question 5

Movie quote:  “Oh my god! Oh my God! I gotta call my brother. I better call my housekeeper. I gotta call my lawyer…..nah, forget my lawyer.”

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