Winter Solstice: Trivia Quiz About The Longest Night

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Winter Solstice: Trivia Quiz About The Longest Night

Winter Solstice occurs when one of the Earth's poles has its maximum tilt away from the Sun. Like many other astronomical terms, the word solstice comes from Latin, As well as marking the shortest day of the year. The winter solstice marks the first day of winter in the astronomical calendar. Take this quiz to examine your knowledge of the winter solstice.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
     It is believed that it was designed to capture solstice sun rays prehistoric monument in County Meath, Ireland, located about 1 KM north of the River Boyne and built between how many BC? 
    • A. 

      300-2500BC

    • B. 

      3000-2500BC

    • C. 

      1500-2500BC

    • D. 

      3500-5000BC

  • 2. 
     But for countries how many hours behind Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), it will be on December 21?
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      5

    • C. 

      7

    • D. 

      10

  • 3. 
    The winter solstice of the northern hemisphere vary every year, but in which year and 2019 will fall on December 22 (depending on the time zone)?
    • A. 

      2012

    • B. 

      2013

    • C. 

      2014

    • D. 

      2015​​​​​​​

  • 4. 
    For meteorologists, winter starts from Dec.1 and end when? 
    • A. 

      January

    • B. 

      February

    • C. 

      March

    • D. 

      April 

  • 5. 
    The festival Inti Raymi was revived based on historical descriptions in which of these years? 
    • A. 

      1940

    • B. 

      1944

    • C. 

      1953

    • D. 

      1957

  • 6. 
    The Hindu holiday Makar Sankranti celebrates the winter solstice when? 
    • A. 

      Jan 10

    • B. 

      Jan 12

    • C. 

      Jan 14

    • D. 

      Jan 15

  • 7. 
    In Ancient Rome, the Winter Solstice festival referred to as Saturnalia began on December 17 and lasted for how many days? 
    • A. 

      3 days 

    • B. 

      5 days 

    • C. 

      7 days 

    • D. 

      10 days 

  • 8. 
    The winter solstice in which of these countries also marked the end of the 13th Baktun? 
    • A. 

      2010

    • B. 

      2011

    • C. 

      2012

    • D. 

      2013

  • 9. 
    Earth reaches its perihelion (the point when the planet is closest to the sun) when after the winter solstice?
    • A. 

      Few days 

    • B. 

      Few weeks 

    • C. 

      1 months 

    • D. 

      None of the above 

  • 10. 
    The June solstice happens around June 21, when one of this is directly overhead the Tropic of Cancer?
    • A. 

      Moon 

    • B. 

      Sun

    • C. 

      Rain 

    • D. 

      None of the above

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