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