Dog Days Of Summer Quiz

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It's the end of the summer with Labor Day almost upon us. What do you know about this special time of year? Take our quiz to find out!


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  • 1. 
    The phrase Dog Days or "the dog days of summer", refers to the hottest, most sultry days of summer.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      Lazy summer fun

    • B. 

      Doggy breath

    • C. 

      Rotting month

    • D. 

      Seasonal change

  • 3. 
    The "dog days of summer" may also refer to what bright star or planet?
    • A. 

      Vega

    • B. 

      Epsilon Centauri

    • C. 

      Sirius

    • D. 

      Gamma Cassiopeiae

  • 4. 
    Dog Days can defined by what characteristic(s)?
    • A. 

      Very hot and stagnant

    • B. 

      Marked by dull lack of progress

    • C. 

      Occurring at the end of the summer

    • D. 

      All of the Above

  • 5. 
    The term "dog days" was used by both the ancient Greeks and Romans.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      Beginning on July 3 and ending on Aug. 11

    • B. 

      Beginning on June 15 and ending on Aug. 1

    • C. 

      Beginning on July 30 and ending on Sept. 1

    • D. 

      Beginning on Aug. 15 and ending on Sept. 15

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      A black raven

    • B. 

      A brown dog

    • C. 

      A rancid fish

    • D. 

      A red colt

  • 8. 
    In recent years, the term "dog days of summer" has also referred to what?
    • A. 

      Back to school sales

    • B. 

      A summer vacation

    • C. 

      The practise of throwing pool parties

    • D. 

      The stock market

  • 9. 
    The feast day of Saint Roch, the patron saint of dogs, falls on what date?
    • A. 

      August 1

    • B. 

      August 10

    • C. 

      August 12

    • D. 

      August 16

  • 10. 
    The film "Dog Day Afternoon" came out in 1975 and starred what famous actor?
    • A. 

      John Travolta

    • B. 

      Dustin Hoffman

    • C. 

      Al Pacino

    • D. 

      Richard Dreyfuss