April Fool's Day Quiz

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April Fools Day Quiz - Quiz


How versed are you in this holiday of silly pranks? Take our "April Fool's Day Quiz "and find out! April fool's day is celebrated worldwide on 1st April. On the occasion, people play hilarious pranks on each other for fun and entertainment. Let's see your knowledge are you on this fun day! Make sure to pick the correct option for a high score! How about you use this fun quiz to test your friends and family for a fun learning experience. Good Luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The custom of making April fools was called this in Scotland:

    • A.

      Making a face like a plate of porridge

    • B.

      Hunting the gowk

    • C.

      Wearing a fur coat and nae breeks

    • D.

      Calling out silly names

    Correct Answer
    B. Hunting the gowk
    Explanation
    In Scotland the custom was known as "hunting the gowk," i.e. the cuckoo, and April-fools were "April-gowks," the cuckoo being a term of contempt.

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  • 2. 

    April Fool's Day is also called:

    • A.

      All Fool's Day

    • B.

      All Silly's Day

    • C.

      Prank Day

    • D.

      Fun and Games Day

    Correct Answer
    A. All Fool's Day
    Explanation
    April Fool's Day is also known as "All Fool's Day" because it is a day when people play pranks and jokes on each other. The term "fool" refers to someone who is easily deceived or tricked, which is the essence of this day. It is a tradition that dates back centuries and is celebrated in many countries around the world. The name "All Fool's Day" accurately represents the nature and purpose of this light-hearted and playful holiday.

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  • 3. 

    April Fool's Day closely follows the:

    • A.

      Fall equinox

    • B.

      Summer solstice

    • C.

      Vernal equinox

    • D.

      Winter solstice

    Correct Answer
    C. Vernal equinox
    Explanation
    April Fool's Day closely follows the vernal equinox. The vernal equinox marks the beginning of spring in the Northern Hemisphere, which typically occurs around March 20th. April Fool's Day is celebrated on April 1st, just a few days after the vernal equinox. This timing is likely because the arrival of spring brings a sense of renewal and playfulness, making it a fitting time for lighthearted pranks and jokes.

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  • 4. 

    Many ancient cultures celebrated April 1 as:

    • A.

      Victory over Darkness day

    • B.

      Birthday of the invincible sun

    • C.

      The changing of seasons day

    • D.

      New Year's Day

    Correct Answer
    D. New Year's Day
    Explanation
    Ancient cultures, including the Romans and the Hindus, celebrated New Year's Day around April 1.

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  • 5. 

    The French call April Fool's Day:

    • A.

      Faire la bête

    • B.

      Poisson d'Avril

    • C.

      La fin des haricots

    • D.

      Un froid de canard

    Correct Answer
    B. Poisson d'Avril
    Explanation
    The French call April 1 Poisson d'Avril, or "April Fish." French children sometimes tape a picture of a fish on the back of their schoolmates, crying "Poisson d'Avril" when the prank is discovered.

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  • 6. 

    Who said this? "The first of April is the day we remember what we are the other 364 days of the year."

    • A.

      Jerry Seinfeld

    • B.

      Stephen Colbert

    • C.

      Mark Twain

    • D.

      Jon Stewart

    Correct Answer
    C. Mark Twain
    Explanation
    Mark Twain is the correct answer because he is known for his wit and humor, and this quote reflects his humorous take on April Fool's Day. It suggests that on this day, people play pranks and jokes, which is a reminder of their true nature throughout the rest of the year. This quote aligns with Twain's style of satirical commentary on human behavior and societal norms.

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  • 7. 

    April Fool's Day is generally observed by playing:

    • A.

      An instrument

    • B.

      A practical joke

    • C.

      Charades

    • D.

      The lottery

    Correct Answer
    B. A practical joke
    Explanation
    The day is generally observed by playing a practical joke on a "victim" who soon becomes known as an April Fool.

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  • 8. 

    In England, a fool is called a:

    • A.

      Gob

    • B.

      Gawby

    • C.

      Gobby

    • D.

      All of the Above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the Above
    Explanation
    In England, a fool is called by various terms, including "gob," "gawby," and "gobby." Therefore, the correct answer is "All of the Above," as all of these terms can be used to refer to a fool in England.

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  • 9. 

    In what country do people throw flour at their friends on April Fool's Day?

    • A.

      Austria

    • B.

      Spain

    • C.

      France

    • D.

      Portugal

    Correct Answer
    D. Portugal
    Explanation
    In Portugal, people throw flour at their friends on April Fool's Day. This tradition is known as "Dia das Mentiras" or "Day of Lies" in Portuguese. It is a playful and lighthearted way to celebrate April Fool's Day, where people play pranks on each other by throwing flour, water, or other harmless substances.

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  • 10. 

    In Rome, the holiday was known as:

    • A.

      Festival of Hilaria

    • B.

      Festival of Lent

    • C.

      Festival of Birds

    • D.

      Festival of Maidens

    Correct Answer
    A. Festival of Hilaria
    Explanation
    In Rome, the holiday was known as Festival of Hilaria, celebrating the resurrection of the god Attis and also referred to as "Roman Laughing Day."

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