Quiz: Test Your Knowledge On Winter Solstice Questions

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Quiz: Test Your Knowledge On Winter Solstice Questions

Winter Solstice is the opposite of summer solstice, midwinter occurs when one of the Earth's poles has its maximum tilt away from the Sun. It marked the symbolic death and rebirth of the Sun. Tho humans may have observed the winter solstice as early as the Neolithic period—the last part of the Stone Age. Take this quiz to examine your knowledge and let you know more about the winter solstice.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Humans may have observed the winter solstice as early as Neolithic period—the last part of the Stone Age, beginnig about when? 
    • A. 

      200BC

    • B. 

      1200BC

    • C. 

      10,200BC

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 2. 
    Candlegrove visitors have told me of celebrations among who? 
    • A. 

      Iraqi

    • B. 

      Iranian

    • C. 

      Indonesian

    • D. 

      Pakistani

  • 3. 
    In Romania, there’s a traditional Christmas confection called what? 
    • A. 

      Tutar

    • B. 

      Turta

    • C. 

      Turtal

    • D. 

      None of these 

  • 4. 
    Christmas was transplanted onto winter solstice in how many years ago? 
    • A. 

      600 years ago

    • B. 

      1200 years ago

    • C. 

      1600 years ago

    • D. 

      2000 years ago

  • 5. 
    During the first week in January, the Earth is about what miles closer to the sun?
    • A. 

      1.2 million 

    • B. 

      1.6 million 

    • C. 

      2.2 million 

    • D. 

      2.5 million

  • 6. 
    Though not as well-known, the Winter Solstice Festival is one of the most important festivals for Chinese, and some even consider it as what? 
    • A. 

      New Year 

    • B. 

      New Month 

    • C. 

      Half a year 

    • D. 

      Small new year 

  • 7. 
    I'm the Asian countries, they get old by how many years during the winter Solstice? 
    • A. 

      Half a year 

    • B. 

      1 year 

    • C. 

      1 year 3 months 

    • D. 

      2 years

  • 8. 
    Dongzhi means what in the Asian countries? 
    • A. 

      The extreme of winter

    • B. 

      The coldness of winter

    • C. 

      The starting of winter

    • D. 

      None of the options

  • 9. 
    Great Lakes and interior New England don’t see their coldest days until when? 
    • A. 

      Late December

    • B. 

      Early January

    • C. 

      Late January

    • D. 

      Middle January

  • 10. 
    Perhaps more familiar to us as Yule, how many days festival centred around the solstice has given birth to many of our most familiar Christmas traditions?
    • A. 

      7 days 

    • B. 

      10 days 

    • C. 

      12 days 

    • D. 

      15 days 

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