Part 5: Symbols

Questions: Sections 1-4

Comprehension Questions

  1. Something that represents, or stands for, something else is called what?
  2. Name a symbol that shows the respect and pride that U.S. citizens have for their nation?
  3. What is the promise recited by citizens that they will be loyal to the United States?
  4. What should a person do while reciting the Pledge of Allegiance?
  5. What is a pledge?
  6. What is allegiance?
  7. What is a republic?
  8. What does “indivisible” mean?
  9. What is justice?
  10. A list of instructions that tells how the American flag should be handled is called what?
  11. What is a pole for attaching the flag called?
  12. What should be done if the flag is displayed at night?
  13. What is the title of the national anthem of the United States?
  14. What should citizens do when the national anthem is sung or played?
  15. What is a banner?
  16. What does “star-spangled” mean?
  17. Where can you see the original “The Star-Spangled Banner” today?

Critical Thinking Questions

  1. Write the Pledge of Allegiance in your own words.
  2. Why is it so important to show respect for the American flag?
  3. The first American flag had one stripe and one star for each state. Now there are 50 stars but only 13 stripes. Why do you think the number of stars changed but not the number of stripes as states were added?