Memorial Day Quiz Quizzes May 11th 2021May 11th 2021admin Welcome to our Memorial Day Quiz. Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May. Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for those who have died in military service for the United States. The quiz below will test your knowledge of this Federal holiday, its origins and its impact on national life. If you get stuck on any questions, reading our article on Memorial Day, watching the video or reading the facts at the bottom of the page, should be helpful. What was Memorial Day initially called?War Remembrance DayDecoration DayVeterans DayArmed Forces Day Memorial Day initially only honored the fallen from which war?The American Civil WarWorld War IThe War of IndependenceWorld War II In 1868, which former Union general issued an order that called for a national day of remembrance for those who died in the Civil War?John LoganNathaniel BanksGeorge McClellanTheodore Barrett Arlington National Cemetery used to be a plantation belonging to whom?George WashingtonStonewall JacksonAbraham LincolnRobert E. Lee The poem "In Flanders Fields" inspired the tradition of wearing and planting poppy blossoms for Memorial Day. Who wrote it?John McCraeWilfred OwenJohn KeatsWalt Whitman Which president signed the National Moment of Remembrance Act in 2000?George BushBill ClintonGeorge W. BushBarak Obama Which historical monument was dedicated on Memorial Day in 1922?Mount RushmoreThe Lincoln MemorialWashington MonumentStatue of Liberty Which war claimed the most American lives?The American Civil WarWorld War IVietnam WarWorld War II The National Moment of Remembrance takes place at what time each Memorial Day?9am12pm3pm6pm Which of the following Memorial Day activities have been codified into law?Issuance of an annual presidential proclamationNational Moment of RemembranceFlying flags at federal government buildings at half-staff from dawn until 12 p.m.All of the Above Time is Up!