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Trivia Quiz - Leap Year


Christine McDonnell of Dublin, has two sets of twins, born within four years and all of them on February 29. What are the odds?! Mrs. McDonnell has enjoyed some local “fame” as a result of her children’s unusual birthday(s). Amazing Leap Year trivia

Quiz Number: 4291
Date Submitted: February 04, 2012
Quiz Categories: Science & Nature, Culture
Quiz Type: General Quiz
Author: bill
Average Score: 64.7 percent
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1. What day is added to the leap year calendar every four years?
  A.   February 28
  B.   February 29
  C.   February 30
  D.   February 31

2. A year that is not a leap year is called:
  A.   Common Year
  B.   Regular Year
  C.   Non-Leap Year
  D.   Normal Year

3. How many days are in a leap year?
  A.   364
  B.   365
  C.   366
  D.   367

4. What is the current standard calendar used in most of the world?
  A.   Revised Julian Calendar
  B.   Chinese Calendar
  C.   Julian Calendar
  D.   Gregorian Calendar

5. What is the day that is added to the calendar during leap year called?
  A.   leap day
  B.   extra day
  C.   day 366
  D.   odd ball day

6. A person born on February 29 may be called:
  A.   leapling
  B.   leaper
  C.   leper
  D.   Both A and B

7. In many parts of Europe, an old tradition holds that leap day is the only day that it is socially acceptable for a woman to do what?
  A.   wear slacks
  B.   propose marriage to a man
  C.   wear make-up
  D.   ride a horse through the city

8. In Gilbert and Sullivan's 1879 comic opera "The Pirates of Penzance," the pirate apprentice, who was born on leap day, discovers that he is bound to serve the pirates until his 21st birthday rather than until his 21st year. What was the apprentice's name?
  A.   Fleming
  B.   Finlay
  C.   Fargus
  D.   Frederic

9. Technically, a person born on leap day only celebrates their birthday how often?
  A.   every year
  B.   every two years
  C.   every three years
  D.   every four years

10. Which of the following events take place every four years during leap years?
  A.   Summer Olympic Games
  B.   Republic of China presidential election
  C.   United States presidential election
  D.   All of the Above


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