Each week I go out and quiz the BCS.

Here are this week’s questions. How would you have done?!

1. What is the square root of 144?

2. What do the # of stripes on the American flag represent?


1. 144

2. Betsy Ross reported that she sewed the first American flag in May of 1776.


June 14, 1777 – to establish an official flag for the new nation, the Continental Congress issued the first Flag Act: “Resolved, That the flag of the United States be made of thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new Constellation.”

Today the flag consists of thirteen horizontal stripes, seven red alternating with 6 white. The stripes represent the original 13 colonies, the stars represent the 50 states of the Union. The colors of the flag are symbolic as well: Red symbolizes Hardiness and Valor, White symbolizes Purity and Innocence and Blue represents Vigilance, Perseverance and Justice.

I guess that’s where the colors were coming in..