Trivia Quiz On The Longest Night Winter Solstice

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Trivia Quiz On The Longest Night Winter Solstice

The winter solstice, one of the great seasonal phenomena that affect the length of the day and night. Put your knowledge to the test with this trivia quiz that questions your true understanding of the winter solstice.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How many times a year does the winter solstice happen?
    • A. 

      Three

    • B. 

      Two

    • C. 

      Five

    • D. 

      Four

  • 2. 
    What is the "winter solstice" also known as?
    • A. 

      Midwinter

    • B. 

      Extreme of Summer

    • C. 

      Shortest night

    • D. 

      Shortest winter

  • 3. 
    What time of the year does the winter solstice occur in the Northern Hemisphere?
    • A. 

      December 21 or 22

    • B. 

      April 21 or 22

    • C. 

      June 20 or 21

    • D. 

      June 21 or 22

  • 4. 
    What time of the year does the winter solstice occur in the Southern Hemisphere?
    • A. 

      December 21 or 22

    • B. 

      June 21 or 22

    • C. 

      June 20 or 21

    • D. 

      December 20 or 21

  • 5. 
    The term "solstice" originates from?
    • A. 

      Greek

    • B. 

      Latin

    • C. 

      English

    • D. 

      French

  • 6. 
    What does the word "solstitium" stand for?
    • A. 

      The sun and earth stands still

    • B. 

      The earth stands still

    • C. 

      The sun stands still

    • D. 

      The earth moves

  • 7. 
    Which of these is not a winter solstice tradition?
    • A. 

      Winter Solstice Lantern Festival, Vancouver

    • B. 

      Shab-e Yalda, Iran

    • C. 

      Dong Zhi, China

    • D. 

      Holi, India

  • 8. 
    How long does the solstice position last?
    • A. 

      About one minute

    • B. 

      About two minutes

    • C. 

      About one hour

    • D. 

      About two hours

  • 9. 
    In most countries and cultures, the winter solstice marks the.....
    • A. 

      Beginning of winter

    • B. 

      Ending of winter

    • C. 

      Middle of winter

    • D. 

      Ending of summer

  • 10. 
    How does the winter solstice occur?
    • A. 

      It occurs when the Earth moves closer to the sun

    • B. 

      It occurs when there is maximum tilt of one of the Earth's poles away from the sun

    • C. 

      It occurs when there is maximum tilt of the earth's poles towards the sun

    • D. 

      It occurs when the earth moves away from the sun

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