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Happy Independence Day from Your Friends at GoCertify

The GoCertify home office is closed in observance of the U.S. holiday Independence Day — also known as the 4th of July or July 4th — but we didn't want to leave you with nothing.

Thomas Jefferson was the principal author of the Declaration of Independence.Today is Independence Day here in the United States. It's a federal holiday, so the offices of GoCertify are closed until Thursday. Independence Day commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776. This event energized and crystallized American resistance to British rule, which had already erupted into war on April 18, 1775.


We'll return to our regular schedule of operations tomorrow. Until then, why not enjoy this Independence Day-themed quiz about Thomas Jefferson, the principal author of the Declaration of Independence?


1) How many siblings did Thomas Jefferson have?


2) How many books did Thomas Jefferson own in 1814?


3) How many hours per day did Thomas Jefferson study while attending College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Va.?


4) How many children were born to Thomas Jefferson and his wife, Martha Wayles Skelton?


5) Why did Thomas Jefferson leave his newly established colonial capitol of Richmond while serving as governor of Virginia in 1781?


6) Where was Thomas Jefferson when the French Revolution began with the Storming of the Bastille in 1789?


7) How did Thomas Jefferson secure communication between himself and Washington, D.C., while serving in France?


8) How did Thomas Jefferson arrive for his first inauguration as president?


9) What was Thomas Jefferson's initial offer to Napoleon during the negotiation of the Louisiana Purchase?


10) When did Thomas Jefferson die?