Winter Solstice: Check How Much You Score This Test!

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Winter solstice, also called hibernal solstice, At the winter solstice, the Sun travels the shortest path through the sky, and that day, therefore, has the least daylight and the longest night. After the solstice, the day has thus been celebrated in many cultures as a time of rebirth. Take this quiz to learn more about this.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    On St. Lucia’s day, girls in Scandinavia wear which of these color dresses with red sashes and wreaths of candles on their heads?
    • A. 

      Red

    • B. 

      Blue 

    • C. 

      Black 

    • D. 

      White

  • 2. 
    The St. Lucia’s Day was incorporated with earlier Norse solstice traditions after many Norsemen converted to Christianity around what AD? 
    • A. 

      1000 AD

    • B. 

      1200 AD

    • C. 

      1500 AD

    • D. 

      2000 AD

  • 3. 
    After how many days of dancing, new dancers are chosen for the following year, and the yearly cycle begins again among the Zuni's? 
    • A. 

      2 days 

    • B. 

      3 days 

    • C. 

      4 days 

    • D. 

      5 days 

  • 4. 
    Zuni, one of the Native American Pueblo peoples in western New Mexico, the winter solstice signifies the beginning of what? 
    • A. 

      New day 

    • B. 

      New week 

    • C. 

      New month 

    • D. 

      New year 

  • 5. 
    Many Japanese people also eat kabocha squash known in the United States as Japanese what on the solstice, as it is also thought to bring luck?
    • A. 

      Tomatoes

    • B. 

      Pumpkin

    • C. 

      Rice 

    • D. 

      Pepper

  • 6. 
    People light bonfires to encourage the sun’s return; huge bonfires burn on Mount Fuji when? 
    • A. 

      Sept 3

    • B. 

      Oct 14

    • C. 

      Nov 20

    • D. 

      Dec 22

  • 7. 
    Inti Raymi holiday was revived back when? 
    • A. 

      18th century

    • B. 

      19th century

    • C. 

      20th century

    • D. 

      21st century

  • 8. 
    After the Spanish conquest of the Inca Empire in which of these options, the Spaniards banned the Inti Raymi holiday? 
    • A. 

      1400s

    • B. 

      1500s

    • C. 

      1600s

    • D. 

      1700s

  • 9. 
    The Incas fasted for how many days before the solstice?
    • A. 

      A day 

    • B. 

      2 days 

    • C. 

      3 days 

    • D. 

      4 days 

  • 10. 
    Saturnalia, a holiday in honor of Saturn, the god of agriculture, was a weeklong celebration in the days leading up to the winter solstics and slaves would become masters for how many days?
    • A. 

      3 days

    • B. 

      1 week 

    • C. 

      10 days 

    • D. 

      2 weeks 

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