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Trivia Quiz - The Seasons: Winter


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

Quiz Number: 5498
Date Submitted: April 18, 2015
Quiz Categories: Science & Nature, Culture
Quiz Type: General Quiz
Author: bill
Average Score: 51.1 percent
Times Taken: 208 times
Taken by Registered Users: 2

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1. In the northern hemisphere, the first day of winter occurs in what month?
  A.   October
  B.   November
  C.   December
  D.   January

2. In the southern hemisphere, the first day of winter occurs in what month?
  A.   May
  B.   June
  C.   July
  D.   August

3. On the first day of winter 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 winter 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 winter? 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 winter to arrive
  C.   the Earth spins slower during this time causing winter to arrive
  D.   none of the above

6. The first day of winter is called the winter solstice. What does the term "solstice" mean is Latin?
  A.   polar vortex
  B.   days of cold
  C.   sun stand still
  D.   little sun

7. What rock group wrote & performed the song "Winter" (1973)? One of the lyrics is"It sure been a hard, hard winter, My feet been draggin' 'cross the ground; And I hope it's gonna be a long, hot summer; And the light of love will be burnin' bright.".
  A.   The Steve Miller Band
  B.   The Kinks
  C.   The Who
  D.   The Rolling Stones

8. If you want to stay warm in the winter cold, 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. "It's a Wonderful Life" (1946) is quite possibly the most popular movie ever that is set in winter. Who plays the role of George Bailey (as an adult)?
  A.   Bob Hope
  B.   Bing Crosby
  C.   John Wayne
  D.   James Stewart

10. How many sides does every snowflake have?
  A.   two
  B.   four
  C.   six
  D.   eight


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