Quiz created: 010923

Traditional United States Flag Etiquette

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1. When an American flag is displayed HORIZONTALLY against a wall, the stars should be
2. When an American flag is displayed VERTICALLY against a wall, the stars should be
3. When an American flag is hung so that both sides are visible, the field of stars should be toward
London 
Washington, D.C. 
the bottom 
the North or East 
the South or West 
No Answer
4. When flags are placed at two sides of a stage and one of them is the American flag, it should be placed
to the speaker's right 
to the audience's right 
standing on the stage and not on the floor 
standing on the floor and not on the stage 
No Answer
5. At night an American flag
should never be taken down 
should be taken down unless it can be illuminated with red rockets 
should be taken down unless illuminated in some way 
should be lowered to half mast so it can sleep 
No Answer
6. When an American flag is folded, the first fold
is lengthwise 
is vertical 
is from each of the four corners to the center, starting with the field of stars 
is from each of the four corners to the center, starting opposite the field of stars 
No Answer
7. How long an American flag flies at half-staff in mourning depends on the event. In the case of the September 11 terrorist attack, the President declared that flags should remain at half mast through September 22, a total of 12 days. In the case of the death of a present or former President, the period is
1 day  7 days  10 days  30 days  1 year  No Answer
8. Under international agreements, when flags of a group of nations are displayed together in time of peace
the American flag must be highest 
the American flag must be in the center of the display 
the flag in the center must be the flag of the host country 
the flag of Taiwan must never be included 
the American flag must always be included 
no nation's flag may fly above that of any other nation 
all flags must be raised simultaneously 
No Answer
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