Take The Ultimate Trivia On Winter Solstice!

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Take The Ultimate Trivia On Winter Solstice!

Winter Solstice is the opposite of summer solstice. Solstices are opposite on either side of the equator, and it happens twice a year (once in the northern hemisphere, once in the southern hemisphere, six months apart). This quiz will enlighten you on the winter solstice. Take this quiz to learn more about the winter solstice.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The Dōngzhì Festival is held in parts of east Asia on or around the Solstice. What does “Dōngzhì" translate as?
    • A. 

      The arrival of winter

    • B. 

      The hardship of winter

    • C. 

      The tears of winter

    • D. 

      The extreme winter

  • 2. 
    Which four colors are most associated with the Winter Solstice?
    • A. 

      Amber, blue, gray, mahogany

    • B. 

      Red, green, gold, white 

    • C. 

      Purple, blue, gray, green

    • D. 

      Red, green white, mahogany 

  • 3. 
    Which place on earth receives the longest period of daylight on December 21?
    • A. 

      The North Pole

    • B. 

      The South Pole 

    • C. 

      The equator

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 4. 
    The seasons are caused by what? 
    • A. 

      The elliptical shape of the earth's orbit around the sun

    • B. 

      The elliptical shape of the earth's orbit around the moon

    • C. 

      The tilt of the earth's rotational axis.

    • D. 

      The changing direction of the earth's rotation on its axis.

  • 5. 
    The Romans honored the Winter Solstice with a festival called Saturnalia. During which of these celebrations? 
    • A. 

      Slaves ate with their masters.

    • B. 

      The practice of giving presents under trees began

    • C. 

      Birds were sacrificed to appease Saturn, the god of light.

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 6. 
    Cold Food Festival  in Korea and China is celebrated how many days after winter solstice? 
    • A. 

      101

    • B. 

      102

    • C. 

      105

    • D. 

      107

  • 7. 
    Observing that it occurred within a two-day period is easier, requiring an observation precision of only about what fraction of the angular diameter of the Sun?
    • A. 

      1/10

    • B. 

      1/16

    • C. 

      1/27

    • D. 

      1/30

  • 8. 
    In Asia, the winter solstice has been celebrated as one of the Twenty-four Solar Terms in which if these countries? 
    • A. 

      Japan 

    • B. 

      India 

    • C. 

      Iran 

    • D. 

      Iraq

  • 9. 
    Roman cult of Sol holiday is traditionally celebrated when, as are several gods associated with the winter solstice in many pagan traditions?
    • A. 

      Sept 22

    • B. 

      Oct 23

    • C. 

      Nov 24

    • D. 

      Dec 25

  • 10. 
    Iranian people celebrate the night of the Northern Hemisphere's winter solstice as what? 
    • A. 

      Yalda night

    • B. 

      Yalda day 

    • C. 

      Yaldal night

    • D. 

      Yada night

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