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Trivia Quiz - The Seasons: Summer


Who doesn't love Summer? Take this quiz to test your knowledge on the facts and trivia about the Summer Solstice. Summer facts and trivia!

Quiz Number: 5486
Date Submitted: March 31, 2015
Quiz Categories: Science & Nature, Culture
Quiz Type: General Quiz
Author: bill
Average Score: 54.5 percent
Times Taken: 631 times
Taken by Registered Users: 4

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1. In the northern hemisphere, the first day of Summer occurs in what month?
  A.   May
  B.   June
  C.   July
  D.   August

2. In the southern hemisphere, the first day of Summer occurs in what month?
  A.   October
  B.   November
  C.   December
  D.   January

3. On the first day of Summer in the northern hemisphere, the sun is directly over the:
  A.   Tropic of Cancer
  B.   Tropic of Capricorn
  C.   Equator
  D.   Arctic Circle

4. On the first day of Summer in the southern hemisphere, the sun is directly over the:
  A.   Tropic of Cancer
  B.   Tropic of Capricorn
  C.   Equator
  D.   Antarctic Circle

5. Scientifically, why do we have Summer? In other words, why isn't the weather just the same all year long?
  A.   because the earth is titled on its axis
  B.   the global tides are higher during this time causing summer to arrive
  C.   the Earth spins slower during this time causing summer to arrive
  D.   none of the above

6. The first day of summer is called the summer solstice. What does the term "solstice" mean is Latin?
  A.   blue skies of Hawaii
  B.   days of warmth
  C.   sun stand still
  D.   put your bikini on and jump in the pool!

7. When it gets late summer, the days get long and hot. Some people refer to these days as:
  A.   The "hot days" of summer
  B.   The "fun days" of summer
  C.   The "dreadful days" of summer
  D.   The "dog days" of summer

8. If you want to stay cool in the summer heat, what color clothes are best to wear?
  A.   light-colored clothing like white
  B.   dark-colored clothing like black
  C.   both A and B
  D.   none of the above

9. One of the most popular summer songs of all time was the 1966 hit "Summer in the City." What rock band wrote and performed it?
  A.   The Kinks
  B.   The Rolling Stones
  C.   Lovin' Spoonful
  D.   The Beatles

10. Which of the following foods might you find folks eating at a summer picnic?
  A.   watermelon
  B.   hot dogs
  C.   bbq chicken
  D.   all of the above


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