How Well Can You Pass Winter Solstice Quiz?

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Winter Solstice is also called hibernal solstice, which happens twice yearly. Once in each hemisphere (Northern and Southern), it occurs when Earth's poles have its maximum tilt away from the Sun. In many temperate regions, the winter solstice is seen as the middle of winter, but today in some countries, it is seen as the beginning of winter. Take this quiz to learn more about Winter Solstice.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    This delay in the arrival of our coldest temperatures is better known as what? 
    • A. 

      Season Lack

    • B. 

      Season Lag

    • C. 

      Season Delay 

    • D. 

      None of the above 

  • 2. 
    In many places the coldest average temperatures of winter aren’t until when? 
    • A. 

      Jan

    • B. 

      Feb

    • C. 

      March 

    • D. 

      April 

  • 3. 
    Pacific Northwest and New England, the sun disappears below the horizon before what time in the afternoon?
    • A. 

      2:30

    • B. 

      3:30

    • C. 

      4:30

    • D. 

      5:30

  • 4. 
    Florida and where in America see sunset after 5:30 p.m. on the shortest day of the year?
    • A. 

      Los Angeles

    • B. 

      San Diego

    • C. 

      Texas 

    • D. 

      New York

  • 5. 
    There are how many maps that show the time of sunrise and sunset across North America? 
    • A. 

      4

    • B. 

      3

    • C. 

      2

    • D. 

      1

  • 6. 
    Winter night pales in comparison with Alaska, where the sun barely climbs above the horizon for up to how msht hours in much of the Last Frontier.
    • A. 

      2-3 hours 

    • B. 

      3-4 years 

    • C. 

      4-5 years 

    • D. 

      6-7 hours 

  • 7. 
    In the Lower 48, the sun is up for more than how many hours across Florida and southern Texas?
    • A. 

      6 hours 

    • B. 

      10 hours 

    • C. 

      12 hours 

    • D. 

      14 hours 

  • 8. 
    Druids gather for a winter solstice ritual to mark the shortest day's sunlight on Beacon Hill near Loughborough, United Kingdom on Dec. 21 of which year? 
    • A. 

      2014​​​

    • B. 

      2015

    • C. 

      2016

    • D. 

      2017

  • 9. 
    The Stonehenge is in where and it is a hugely popular spot to watch both the summer and winter solstice thanks to its links with the pagan sun-worshipping early Britons?
    • A. 

      USA

    • B. 

      Scotland

    • C. 

      Canada

    • D. 

      UK

  • 10. 
    Many people thought that the which of these years winter solstice (December 21), was Earth’s doomsday as the Mayan calendar (pictured) ended on that date?
    • A. 

      2010

    • B. 

      2011

    • C. 

      2012​​​​​

    • D. 

      2013

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