Daylight Savings Time And The Solstices Quiz

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What do you know about daylight savings time and the solstices? This quiz will inform you about what is daylight savings time, the difference between the winter and summer solstices, what occurs on daylight savings time, the longest and shortest day of the year, what happens in the Southern hemisphere, and what year did daylight savings time begin. This terrific quiz is all about daylight savings time and the solstices. This quiz will help you learn interesting facts in a fun way. All the best.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is daylight savings time?
    • A. 

      Abbreviated as DST.

    • B. 

      The practice of temporarily advancing clocks during the summertime so that afternoons have more daylight and mornings have less.

    • C. 

      When clocks are adjusted forward one hour near the start of spring and are adjusted backward in autumn.

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    What are the winter and summer solstices?
    • A. 

      When the Sun stands still in declination

    • B. 

      When the sun comes in line with the moon and earth

  • 3. 
    How does Daylight Savings Time work?
    • A. 

      Clocks are shouted at and they turn into cats.

    • B. 

      Clocks are destroyed and new ones are put in.

    • C. 

      Clocks are jumped forward or backward 1 hour, generally near a weekend midnight.

  • 4. 
    When is Daylight Savings Time put into action?
    • A. 

      The start of spring

    • B. 

      End of autumn

    • C. 

      Middle of summer

    • D. 

      2 am on a sunday

    • E. 

      Middle of winter

  • 5. 
    Did daylight savings time begin in 1895?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    __________ invented Daylight Savings Time (DST).
  • 7. 
    Why do we use daylight savings time?
    • A. 

      Adding daylight to afternoons benefits retailing, sports, and other activities that exploit sunlight after working hours

    • B. 

      Its effect on health and crime is less clear.

    • C. 

      To reduce evening usage of incandescent lighting, a primary but expensive type of lighting.

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 8. 
    The middle of summer is the longest day in the year because the sun is the closest to the Earth and the sun is in its northernmost position in the sky.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    The middle of winter is the shortest day in the year because the sun is the farthest to the Earth and the sun is in its southernmost position in the sky.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    When do the summer and winter solstices happen in the Southern Hemisphere for 2011?
    • A. 

      Winter Solstice ~ 5 May

    • B. 

      Winter Solstice ~ 21 June

    • C. 

      Summer Solstice ~ December 22

    • D. 

      Summer Solstice ~ February 10

    • E. 

      Winter Solstice ~ July 14

    • F. 

      Summer Solstice ~ March 20

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