Flag Flying Quiz
Test your knowledge about the proper way to fly and care for the American flag.
1. When is a flag NOT flown at half-mast?
On Memorial Day, honoring those who have died while serving the U.S.
Upon the death of a president or former president.
When the president or the governor of a state declares an official period of mourning.
When a member of your family dies.
2. Which method is NOT a proper way to fly the flag on a flagpole?
When on the same flagpole, always fly the U.S. flag above any state flag.
When on the same flagpole, the U.S. flag should be above any other nation's flag.
Raise the U.S. flag briskly and lower it ceremoniously.
When flying the U.S. flag near flags of other nations, it should be positioned on the right.
3. Which method is NOT a proper way to hang the flag indoors?
The flag may be used to cover a ceiling.
The flag can be hung horizontally or vertically.
The union, or canton (The blue field of stars), should be on the flag's right and the viewer's left.
If hung in a window, the canton should be in the viewer's left.
4. How should the flag be raised to the half-staff position?
Raise it briskly all the way to the top, then lower it slowly to half-staff.
Raise it all the way to the top, then all the way to the bottom, then to half-staff.
Raise it slowly all the way up to the top, then slowly to half-staff.
Raise it slowly to half-staff.
5. What should NOT be done when a flag is worn out?
Fold it, then carefully put it in the trash.
Burn it in a private place.
Organizations such as the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Boy Scouts of America or the Girl Scouts can dispose of your flag.
Contact your town or city officials for more information.
6. When properly folded, the flag takes on what shape?
7. What should a civilian do when a flag passes by in a parade or procession?
Place the right hand over the heart while the first U.S. flag passes by.
Salute and stand at attention.
Place the left hand over the heart while the first U.S. flag passes by.
Place the right hand over the heart while each U.S. flag passes by.
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